Kenneth Paul Palmero has served as the owner and principal of Palmero Health Care for the last 17 years. Under the management and guidance of Kenneth Paul Palmero, Palmero Health Care markets its own line of infection control products, many of which are registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), making them safe for use in a variety of clinical settings.
EPA registration is an important classification when it comes to infection control product safety. The purpose of the EPA is to “protect human health and the environment” by writing and enforcing policies and laws created by the US government, so consumers often look for this verification on products.
In order for an infection control product to become registered with the EPA, companies must submit an application, and the product itself must undergo extensive testing. Kill times and specific claims regarding pathogens must be accurate in order for a company to use it on their labeling. Testing is done in various EPA laboratories, and the results are available to the general population in the interest of public health.
The owner and president of Palmero Health Care, Kenneth Paul Palmero guides a company that specializes in the distribution of infection-control products for use in health care and dental settings. Kenneth Paul Palmero ensures his company produces products that effectively break the chain of infection.
The chain of infection is a term that describes the six elements of infection and how they relate to one another. According to this model, infection can only occur when the six elements are linked together in a chain. Infection control thus aims to break the chain at any point in order to prevent the infection’s occurrence and spread.
The first link in the chain is the causative agent, the microorganism that causes the infection. This is either a bacteria, a fungus, or a virus. These microorganisms need a reservoir — a human, environment, or animal in which they can thrive and multiply. Microorganisms stay in the reservoir until they are able to find a portal of exit, such as through the blood, skin, or genitourinary tract.
Microorganisms cannot transfer on their own, so they need a vehicle to reach their next target. This is called the mode of transmission. Once they reach a host, they can find a portal of entry in order to infect the susceptible individual. If this chain goes on without being broken, the infection has the potential to spread from person to person.