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Reducing Stubborn HAI Rates: Evidence & Practice

Reducing Stubborn HAI Rates: Evidence & Practice

Why do infection rates peak in some hospitals and not others? How can we best manage HAIs?

By: Ivan Obreza

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C. diff Spore Disinfection: Balancing Efficacy with Safety

C. diff Spore Disinfection:
Balancing Efficacy with Safety

 

Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile  disinfection. Unfortunately, whilst efficacious, bleach is also corrosive. New  technologies are emerging that do not sacrifice safety for efficacy. And they  are redefining the way we view powerful disinfection chemistry. Sporicide  Plus™ belongs to the classification of strong disinfectants called sporicidals.  They are specifically designed to kill bacterial spores such as C. diff without  the risks associated with bleach.

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Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

There is no easy way to clean a hospital or aged care facility and keep it clean, regardless of how we define "clean." This article (Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin, Spring 2017) explores the reasons for variability in cleaning practice from one facility to another.

Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

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Hospital cleaning and disinfection: What is best practice?

Hospital cleaning and disinfection: What is best practice?

Best practice cleaning and disinfection is an evolving paradigm. The attached link opens an article that was published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin (Winter 2017).

Hospital cleaning and disinfection: What is best practice?

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The Rise of AHP Disinfectants

The Rise of AHP Disinfectants

Low odour, sustainable, biodegradable yet powerful alternatives to bleach and quaternary ammonium compounds are now available in Australia. The benchmark

product in that space is Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP). AHP has dual high safety and efficacy profiles and should be considered for surface disinfection

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