PDI, a leader in infection prevention education, clinical support and products, introduces a larger wipe format for its Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipes to provide a product suited to meet the needs of environmental services. Along with the Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe and Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes, the EPA-Registered Sani-Cloth® Bleach Extra Large Canister is part of the complete Sani-Cloth® Environmental Hygiene System. The system targets all areas of healthcare facilities, ranging from high-risk or sensitive patient areas to general everyday use. The system also incorporates dedicated training and educational support, complete in-servicing, compliance tools, signage and dispensing accessories.
The role of environmental services is critical in mitigating the risk of HAI transmission. Therefore, it is important for Environmental Services and Infection Prevention teams to align on infection prevention initiatives. This includes education on the proper use of a sodium hypochlorite solution to reduce the risk of transmission of Norovirus and Clostridium difficile, says PDIs senior director of clinical affairs, Hudson Garrett, Jr., PhD. Moreover, by utilizing training and compliance tools, Environmental Services can play an equally important role in increasing patient satisfaction scores.
The Sani-Cloth® Bleach XL Canister features a 7.5 x 15-inch wipe which is unfolded, ready to use and packaged in a 65-count container. These wipes are ideal for disinfecting high-risk areas endemic with Clostridium difficile spores and Norovirus. The stabilized dilution of sodium hypochlorite is tested effective against 50 microorganisms, including clinically emergent microorganisms such as CRE, EBSL-producing E. coli., NDM-1 and ESCAPE pathogens, with an overall contact time of four minutes.
Recent healthcare legislation and its impact on reimbursement rates have made cost reduction through streamlining processes of paramount importance for healthcare facilities. In addition, reimbursements are partly determined by patient safety measures such as infection rates, as well as patient satisfaction scores via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Through education and selection of proper solutions, Environmental Services plays a vital role in helping facilities perform optimally on these measures as well as ensure patient and healthcare worker safety.