Disinfection

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) continue to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide.  Click on the PDF's below to learn more.
 
Oxivir(R) Tb Video - CLICK Here
 
 
 
Oxivir(R) 1 Video - CLICK Here
 
 

Quat Binding - CLICK Here

Some cleaning tool fabrics, such as cotton and microfiber, are known to bind with quaternary ammonium chlorides (“quats”), known as “quat binding.”  The active ingredient (quats) have a tendency to become attracted to, and absorbed into, microfiber and cotton fabrics, as cotton fabrics and most microfibers are negatively charged.  Quats are cationic, or positively charged, and are attracted to these fabric surfaces which are anionic, or negatively charged.  The consequence is that a portion of the quat active becomes unavailable to disinfect hard surfaces making the disinfection process ineffective.  This video demonstrates the phenomenon.

What Could Go Wrong in Cleaning and Disinfecting
Clinical Wiping Program Roadmap
Cleaning and Disinfection Bulletin
Disinfectant Selection Criteria