Infection Control Today - 07/2002: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Activate 10:1 Institutional Bleach Dilution System

Take 5's Activate 10:1 Institutional Bleach Concentrate Dilution System is a two-bottle trigger sprayer that automatically dilutes special-formula bleach with water as you spray, so the solution is always active and accurate when you pull the trigger. The user fills and refills the water cartridge with tap water and locks in the replaceable 11-ounce Activate bleach cartridges as needed. The system is designed to eliminate the need to mix a fresh bleach solution every day. Activate's sealed bleach cartridges eliminate the hazard of spilling bleach on skin, clothing and carpets, and the danger of breathing fumes while mixing. The lemon-scented, high-foaming formula is designed to clean and adhere to surfaces better than ordinary bleach. Activate offers easy-to-install cartridges, a durable spray-head with an ergonomic three-finger trigger and bilingual label directions.

(888) 582-2700 or

Neutralizing Spill Control Kits

Kem Medical Products introduces its neutralizing spill control kits for glutaraldehyde and OPA. Each kit is designed to neutralize and absorb approximately 2 gallons of liquid, and includes four large Chemsorb spill pillows, gloves, labels and disposable bag. Also available are solution neutralizers and neutralizing mats and wipes for glutaraldehyde and OPA. The pillows are designed to neutralize spills in less than 5 minutes. Independent laboratory data on efficacy and water safety is available.

(800) 553-0330 or

ALL-N-1 Soap System

The ALL-N-1 by Kimberly-Clark Professional is a disposable, self-contained soap system that includes the dispenser and soap in one unit. As soap is depleted, healthcare workers discard the recyclable unit and install a new one on easy-to-mount brackets. The system is constructed of high-density polyethylene plastic and is available in white or black. The new system comes in 2.5 L dispensers that have a see-through back window that lets housekeeping or maintenance staff know when it is time to change the unit, thus helping to improve cost-in-use and reducing labor time.

(888) 346-4652 or

StaphScrubz Patches

These colorful, 2-inch by 2.5-inch sew-on patches, based on actual images of Staph aureus, are a subtle, non-resistant approach to delivering your prevention message, not to mention dressing up those dreary duds. "Patch up" the troops or sew them on wherever inspiration takes you. The patches are sold in six-packs, but are discounted substantially for volume purchases.

(818) 990-6264 or

SST Pump

Avoid splashing and lifting heavy liquid-filled trays by draining any soak and transport container with the SST Pump from Healthmark Industries Co. The pump attaches to Healthmark's Drain Plug, or it can be used with an open-ended hose which is immersed in the solution to drain a tray.

(800) 521-6224 or

Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray

Registered with the EPA, Bleach-Rite disinfecting spray from Current Technologies, Inc. is a one-step cleaner/disinfectant of hard surfaces. The spray has a reported 1-minute kill time for pseudomonas, salmonella and staphylococci and is formulated at the 1:10 dilution of sodium hypochlorite recommended by the CDC and OSHA. Bleach-Rite is available in 16-ounce and 32-ounce bottles and is shipped with a spill-proof cap and trigger sprayer. Each bottle has a one-year shelf life and the expiration date is printed on each container.

(800) 456-4022

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