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Disinfectant Efficacy against the Wuhan Coronavirus

Disinfectant Efficacy against the Wuhan Coronavirus

Overview: The outbreak in Wuhan China of a newly identified coronavirus (colloquially the Wuhan Coronavirus) has raised questions about how various disinfectants will perform against this new virus when tested in standardized testing or when used in real-world applications. This document discusses our current understanding of these questions.

Disinfectant Testing: In the United States, disinfectants are tested for efficacy against pathogenic organisms using standardized methods approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA). In Europe, EN standardized tests are used for the same purpose. These testing methods are developed to standardize evaluation of the performance of a chemical disinfectant against pathogenic microorganisms.

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Preventing Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

Preventing Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

Multilevel approaches to cleaning and disinfection, using solutions such as AHP, contribute to better health outcomes for hospital patients, aged care residents, staff and visitors.

Gastroenteritis can be costly in terms of reputation, productivity, staff health and patient outcomes. When it comes to infection, prevention is better than cure.

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Disinfectant Wipes:

Disinfectant Wipes:

How good are they really?

Disinfectant wipes are the fastest growing packaging format globally for disinfectants. When compared to traditional cleaning methods, wipes decrease the time to clean patient rooms by 23% and they reduce the human capital cost by around $50 per employee per day. Disinfectant wipes also significantly increase cleaning and disinfection compliance (Weimken 2014).

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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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