52010Jun

Selecting the Right Disinfectant for Your Facility

Killer at Large” “Safeguard your Reputation!” “Are You at Risk?” Infection control product manufacturers gain attention with sensational headlines. Help your customer/clinicians become informed consumers of
disinfectant chemicals:

• Follow CDC guidelines. Use a tuberculocidal disinfectant in healthcare settings where blood and mucous spatter is likely. Some products labeled as “hospital disinfectants” are low level quaternaries lacking TB kill. ProSpray™ and ProSpray™ wipes are intermediate level disinfectants with lab verified TB kill.

• Cleaning matters. Many of the antibiotic resistant organisms now creating havoc in healthcare are carried in the environment via hands and human soils.
The focus on killing must be redirected to procedures that include careful, persistent cleaning. ProSpray products feature a water based formula with very effective cleaning agents.

• Compliance is essential. The strongest, fastest disinfectant in the world is useless if professionals do not use it frequently and consistently.

• Read labels and know the active agents in your disinfectant.

• Disinfectant choice is a tradeoff: high alcohol and bleach products are fast killers but affect persons and equipment; water based products are better cleaners, easy on equipment and people but do require more contact time.

Selling Point:
Pre-cleaning non-submersible power equipment with ProSpray wipes: OR staff and Central Service technicians face a considerable challenge with power drills and related electronic equipment used in surgical procedures. Such items are heavily contaminated with sticky blood and connective tissue soils but cannot be immersed in cleaning solutions. In addition, most of the power drills require partial disassembly for processing. Central Service staff prefer a disinfectant for additional protection during this process but disinfectants containing alcohol or bleach are likely to damage equipment over time. Alcohol is also a poor cleaner, binding protein soils to surfaces. Quaternary ammonium disinfectants are low level and are not recommended in the presence of blood contamination. All of these dilemmas are solved with ProSpray wipes. They combine powerful detergents and wetting agents to remove even sticky blood soil, no immersion is required, and the water based formula will not affect electronic and power equipment surfaces. ProSpray wipes also feature EPA registered TB kill, meeting the CDC requirement for disinfection in the presence of blood.

How to inservice the application of ProSpray wipes disinfectant and cleaner:
Use The Two Step Process:
1. Clean and remove soils from the powered device with one or more ProSpray wipes. Discard used wipes.
2. Use one or more fresh wipes to reapply disinfectant. We also recommend that the disinfectant residue be wiped off with a damp paper towel after 10 minutes. The exterior of the powered device is now
clean, disinfected and ready for further disassembly and processing.