Antisepsis, Disinfection and Sterilization
Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
Disinfecting wipes are ubiquitous in the healthcare environment, but how much thought have you given to them lately? It is difficult to keep staff trained and correctly using over a dozen different disinfectant wipe products, all with varying instructions for use and contact times.
This session will review the categories of disinfectant wipe chemistries and discuss compatibility issues related to equipment and furnishings in the healthcare environment.
Participants will learn about one system’s experiences reducing the number of approved disinfecting wipes from more than a dozen to four. This session will cover the benefits realized by this change, such as reduced storage space and more efficient pricing due to higher volume. Participants will also learn about the challenges involved in making such a comprehensive change and will explore how to engage all key stakeholders, such as environmental services, bioengineering, plant operations, and each clinical department, in the process.