January 6, 2016
According to the CDC, at any given time, about 1 in every 20 patients has an infection related to their hospital care and the length of a patients stay increases by 19.2 days if they get an HAI. A crucial step in eliminating HAIs is proper surface disinfection. Surfaces in health care settings are often touched by many hands, and it is imperative to keep these surfaces clean in order to deter the spread of germs. Quaternary Ammonium Chloride (QAC) continues to serve as the primary form of surface disinfection in the healthcare environment.