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CS CONNECTION


medical professionals a smart solution that helps ensure compliance with the latest guidelines for reprocessing of surface and endocavity ultrasound probes without the use of hazardous chemicals. The system is equipped with an automatic traceability so- lution that creates audit-ready digital records of each HLD cycle with the option for hos- pitals to integrate trophon2 into IT systems. As a result, disinfection records are centrally stored and accessed by the entire IT system with the ability to link information directly


to a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR).


Beyond instruments and devices When taking into account the dangers of HAIs and cross-contamination between patients, the risks go far beyond the medical devices and instruments processed by the CS/ SPD. Studies have shown that germs are everywhere in the patient care en- vironment – from blood pressure cuffs to cell


Flashbox by ClorDiSys Solutions


phones. A recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control found 80 percent of stethoscopes were contaminated by high concentrations of bacteria, while another study found bacterial growth in 77 percent of cell phones and 84 percent of pen samples


in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.7 The ClorDiSys Flashbox is a high capacity tabletop chamber disinfection system that has the ability to fit laptops, keyboards, cell phones, pens, tablets, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and more all at once. It employs ultraviolet light disinfection utilizing the UV-C spectrum of light to kill bacteria, viruses and spores. This manner of disinfection is rapid, chemical free and highly effective. Dosage times are very short and to achieve a 99.99 percent kill of most organisms only requires 30 seconds of UV-C light within the Flashbox. “In a fast-paced healthcare setting, fast- acting disinfectants with broad-spectrum efficacy, short contact time and positive user experience (e.g., ease of use, available in mul- tiple formats, acceptable odor, good cleaning properties) help drive efficiency and compli- ance while providing clinical value,” said Al- lison Buldo, Product Manager, Environment of Care for PDI. “In the fight against infections, material compatibility is critically important. Harsh disinfectants may cause equipment damage, unnecessary cost and contribute to poor clinical outcomes. The chosen disinfec- tant should have proven compatibility with common healthcare surfaces and devices.” New Sani-Cloth Prime Germicidal Dispos-


able wipes are powered by PDI’s propri- etary ACCELOQUAT formulation, a next generation blend of quaternary am- monium, isopro- pyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol. This unique combi- nation delivers speed—a true 1-minute bacteri- cidal, fungicidal, virucidal and tu-


PDI's new Sani-Cloth Prime Germicidal Disposable wipes


berculocidal disinfectant—and the power to destroy over 50 microorganisms, including 17 multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO), such as MRSA, CRE and VRE. Sani-Prime Germicidal RTU Spray has the same rapid broad-spectrum efficacy against top HAI- causing pathogens. HPN


Visit www.hpnonline.com/dos-donts-cleaning- with-chemicals/ for references.


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