Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe from PDI Healthcare has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its Clostridium difficile (C. diff) claim in all 50 states. Healthcare facilities nationwide can now benefit from the full Sani-Cloth® Environmental Hygiene System, which includes germicidal wipes for all areas of healthcare facilities, ranging from high-risk or sensitive patient areas to general everyday use. The system also includes dedicated training and educational support, complete in-servicing, compliance tools, signage and dispensing accessories.
Sani-Cloth Bleach is a stabilized 1:10 dilution of sodium hypochlorite and is proven effective against 50 microorganisms, including 14 multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) with an overall contact time of four minutes. It is designed to kill the most clinically relevant pathogens in healthcare including Clostridium difficile spores and Norovirus, making it ideal for disinfecting high-risk areas and outbreak situations.
The Sani-Cloth line also includes Super Sani-Cloth, an alcohol/quaternary based disinfectant effective against 27 microorganisms with a two-minute contact time and Sani-Cloth AF3, an alcohol and fragrance free quaternary based disinfectant tested effective against 44 microorganisms, with an overall contact time of three minutes. Dispensing accessories for use with Sani-Cloth products include Sani-Bracket® Wall and Mobile Equipment Brackets, Sani-TAG™ Equipment ID System, and Infection Prevention Pak. PDI works with facilities on a one-to-one basis to determine optimal placement for dispensing accessories and compliance tools to ensure surface disinfection is convenient and efficient for staff.
“The critical element of the PDI Environmental Hygiene System is our collaboration with a facility to train staff house-wide on the appropriate use of the product and continuing that support beyond the first implementation,” says Dan Marsh, executive vice president, PDI. “In the face of strict regulations and decreasing reimbursement, PDI is committed to providing a total solution that helps facilities reduce infection rates and standardize vendors and purchase orders, ultimately reducing costs.”
Recent legislation made effective Oct. 1, 2012 has made cost reduction through streamlining processes important for healthcare facilities. The system is moving from a fee-for-service model, which reimburses on quantity of care to that of an accountable care model, which reimburses based on quality of care. Healthcare providers will no longer be reimbursed for “higher than expected” readmissions due to healthcare associated infections. Reimbursement decisions will also consider patient satisfaction through Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. A key element of these scores is room cleanliness.