Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Common Questions

  • What is the contact time for Sani-24® Germicidal Spray?

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    The contact time for Sani-24 spray is 1 minute for standard disinfection and 5 minutes for Continously Active Disinfection.

  • Is Sani-HyPerCide™ Germicidal Spray a sporicidal formulation?

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    Yes. Sani-HyPerCide spray is the first ready to use Hydrogen Peroxide formula that is effective against Clostridium difficile.

  • What is Continuously Active Disinfection or CAD?

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    Sani-24® Germicidal Spray can rapidly disinfect 22 microorganism, and provides the ability to utilize Continuously Active Disinfection to prevent key pathogens responsible for ~40% of HAIs from recontaminating or recolonizing on a surface for up to 24 hours or 96 touches.

    These 5 key pathogens are:
    Enterobacter aerogenes
    ● Enterococcus faecalis VRE (Vancomycin resistant enterococcus)
    ● Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    ● Staphylococcus aureus
    ● Staphylococcus aureus ­(Methicillin Resistant) (MRSA)

  • What is the shelf life for Sani-24® Germicidal Spray?

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    The shelf life for Sani-24 spray is 12 months or 1 year.

  • Are eye wash stations required for areas where Germicidal Disposable Wipes and Germicidal Sprays are utilized?

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    Eye wash stations are not required for areas where Germicidal Disposable Wipes and Germicidal Sprays are utilized as intended for surface disinfection. Although these products are classified as eye irritants, there is no OSHA or ANSI regulation that requires an eye wash station for eye irritants and therefore one not needed for these products. Handling of any chemical product, whether category 1, 2, 3, or 4, include using PPE when required, engineering controls if appropriate, and safe work practice controls to minimize any risk of exposure

  • Why is the Prevantics® Device Swab solution beneficial?

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    By using an antiseptic to disinfect the needleless access site, you are decreasing the risk of the patient acquiring a bloodstream infection (BSI) which can be fatal to the patient. According to the CDC, “Disinfection of the devices with Chlorhexidine /alcohol solution appears to be most effective in reducing colonization”.

  • If I use the Prevantics® Device Swab product, will I still need to use an alcohol impregnated cap?

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    Not necessarily. If clinicians follow all existing infection prevention and control measures, such as hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, use of chlorhexidine-based skin antisepsis, etc. then the use of an alcohol impregnated cap may not be clinically indicated. This would be evaluated by ongoing surveillance of HAI rates.

  • Does PDI offer any hypoallergenic products?

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    The following PDI products are considered hypoallergenic:
    Hygea® Premium Multi-Purpose Washcloths (SKU J14143)
    Hygea Multi-Purpose Washcloths (SKUs J22750, J14108, J21396, U12095)
    Hygea Flushable Personal Cleansing Cloths (SKU A500F48)
    Nice ‘n Clean® Baby Wipes, Unscented (SKUs Q70040, M233XT)
    Nice ‘n Clean Baby Wipes, Scented (SKUs Q34540, M225XT)
    Nice ‘n Clean Newborn Baby Wipes (SKU Q387S40NY)

  • What is contact time and what happens if the surface dries before the stated contact time on a Sani-Cloth® and Sani-Prime®product label?

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    The contact time listed on the product label is the total amount of time that it takes to inactivate ALL of the microorganisms listed on the product label. This time is typically referred to in minutes, and should be communicated to staff members that are utilizing the disinfectant. In certain geographies and also in settings where temperature, relative humidity, and air changes may vary, it is possible that the surface may not remain visibly wet for the designated contact time. Current EPA guidance requires that the treated environmental surface or equipment remains wet for the contact time stated on product label. Additional wipes may be needed in order to comply with the EPA guidance, however the overall contact time does not change.

    While the EPA requires the treated environmental surfaces to remain wet for the stated contact time, leading researchers in infection prevention offer an alternate view. In a commentary published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (March 2018, vol. 39, no. 3, pp 229-331), Dr. W.A. Rutala and Dr. D. J. Weber suggest that contact time and treatment time are mutually exclusive. They suggest that treatment time, irrelevant of wet time, should be followed by healthcare workers for wipes and sprays (except bleach products.) PDI will continue to monitor the science closely and provide their customers with the latest information as federal law permits.

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