Assess what will be best for the surfaces, equipment, your staff and patients.
Task-oriented disinfectants may be necessary to address harder to kill pathogens but may not necessarily be the disinfectant that you chose to use throughout your facility in order to address safety and compatibility concerns.
Balance of Cost, Quality and Results
Continual pressure to reduce costs and control budgets can result in neglect and the lost opportunity to improve standards.
Force a more strategic look at total cost in order to achieve consistent results rather than just acquiring cheaper disinfectantproducts.
To add real value look at improving outcomes, offer good incentives for staff and proper management of procedures by placing the focus on helping your staff do more in less time.
Update cleaning and disinfection protocols, consider faster more effectivedisinfectants, improved cleaning tools and equipment to deliver quality results while reducing labour.
Achieving consistent results reduces overall health risks while allowing you to make proper assessment and focus on productivity.
Compliance and Dwell Times
If the disinfectant label contact time is not achieved, there is a risk that the surface will not be properly disinfected and could create risk for everyone who comes into the environment.
Humidity, temperature, and disinfectant ingredients, such as high levels of alcohol, can impact dwell times, as they may cause surfaces to dry before the contact time is achieved.
It is best to consult the manufacturer’s label to determine the kill claim times for pathogens that are relevant to your facility.
No one disinfectant is compatible with all surfaces, fabrics and equipment. It is important to understand the risks associated with your disinfectant and its impact on the surfaces, equipment, and fabrics in your environment.