102010Apr

Controlling MRSA with ProSpray Disinfectant

How will the ProSpray family of disinfectant products support efforts to control MRSA and other threatening “superbugs” in your facility? First we need a few facts on the bug itself.

MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It was originally a major concern in hospitals and nursing homes. Outbreaks of community associated MRSA are now found in child care centers, schools, athletic centers and prisons.

MRSA is spread via close skin to skin contact when the infected person has cuts, abrasions, or a draining skin abcess which contacts abrasions or cuts on another person. The infection may look like a “spider bite”. Dirty hands, towels and surfaces are also a common transfer point.

When treated as an infection, Staphylococcus aureus may be resistant to common antibiotics. Fortunately, research shows this problem does not apply to disinfectants on surfaces. If a disinfectant is labeled to kill Staphylococcus aureus on surfaces, it will kill all strains including MRSA.

Controlling MRSA demands a disinfectant with proven ability to clean AND kill. ProSpray disinfectant products (the concentrate, ready to use and wipes all contain the same reliable formula) demonstrate proven ability to kill Staphylococcus aureus. And the powerful surfactants in ProSpray provide the cleaning power recommended by the Centers for Disease Control on their website: “focus on cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces”.

ProSpray has a light lemon scent and water based formula to make your infection control efforts safe and pleasant. ProSpray wipes and ready to use formulas have passed strict skin toxicity testing allowing use with bare hands in the absence of blood or other body soils. Plus, the water based formula is safer for a wide variety of surfaces. The wipe/towelette format is great for gym equipment, keyboards, and electronics. From healthcare facilities to recreational centers, ProSpray is the ideal disinfectant in a wide variety of applications and settings.

Along with regular use of ProSpray in your facility, encourage the following:
• Frequent handwashing, preferably with soap and water.
• Do not share towels or other personal care items.
• Cover cuts, scrapes and infections with bandages.