In the modern age of disease prevention, it is of paramount importance to know the differences between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, plus the benefits of each. Most people believe these terms are synonymous but don’t realize how different they are. For instance, if you are cleaning a surface that needs serious disinfecting you might be putting yourself and others at risk of contracting whatever was on the surface. Let’s begin.
What are the correct steps to take when disinfecting a surface? There are many questions to ask yourself about this process, and Mickey Crowe from CleanLink lists them out when answering a writer when he states, “What surface are you cleaning and disinfecting? Is it a touch point that may not evidence apparent soils, yet need to be cleaned first? Is the disinfectant a "cleaner/disinfectant" that is designed to perform both functions in one application? What is the recommended dwell time for the product to be effective? What does the label direct the worker to do? Does the disinfectant need to be removed after prescribed dwell time (example: toilet seat)? Is there a way of testing for contamination after the area has been cleaned/disinfected to verify efficacy? How was the worker trained and is he/she supervised closely enough to verify they are following prescribed guidance?”(Crowe www.cleanlink.com ).
August 14–18, 2017, is the first Fungal Disease Awareness Week. CDC and partners have organized this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment.
If you are on the path of looking for a new supplier for your facilities disinfectant needs there are some considerations that you need to have. Your needs should be a good match for the solution that you will end up choosing. Your choice to switch could be to save some money in the budget, you are unhappy with your current disinfectant line, or you are just looking for a better product overall. Here are 5 things that you should consider when researching new disinfectant options.