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September 21, 2017

Demystifying Disinfectant Contact Time

Author: James Clayton, Director, Laboratory Sciences & Services at PDI

Source: Healthcare Purchasing News

"Effective environmental disinfection in the healthcare setting is imperative to maintaining a low bioburden and helping prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections. Recent studies have shown that environmental contamination plays an important role in the transmission of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Clostridium difficile and Norovirus. For proven disinfection of the environmental surfaces in healthcare settings, users turn to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants."

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