Healthcare Purchasing News: New Perceptions: Disinfecting Air, Surfaces as COVID-19 Recedes
Healthcare Purchasing News recently published an article featuring PDI Director of Clinical Affairs Debra Hagberg MT (ASCP), CIC entitled, New Perceptions: Disinfecting Air, Surfaces as COVID-19 Recedes, which discusses cleaning and disinfection protocols in the healthcare environment now that the COVID-19 pandemic is receding.
Excerpt from the article:
More than 40% of HAIs are due to ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species)4. In response to pathogens’ capability to recontaminate surfaces or equipment over a 24-hour period, PDI Healthcare, a manufacturer of infection prevention products and services, recently launched Sani-24 wipes that protect against pathogens in one minute.
“This product helps solve several common problems encountered within healthcare disinfection, including the inability to disinfect surfaces/equipment as often as they need due to constrained resources (i.e., FTEs, time, or supplies). Additionally, this product’s formulation can also help with high-touch surfaces within high-traffic areas (i.e., elevators, waiting rooms, public bathrooms, ATMs/kiosks, etc.) by providing 24-hour disinfecting coverage. Lastly, when used as a routine disinfectant, repeated applications of Sani-24 wipes can provide coverage for areas that may have been missed during a previous cleaning process or subsequent uses, therefore, reducing potential gaps,” according to Debra A. Hagberg, MT(ASCP), CIC, Director, Clinical Affairs, PDI.