Disinfection/Sterile Processing

 

Q&A: IPs Need to Get More Involved in Endoscope Disinfection

September 03, 2020

Melinda Benedict, MS, CIC, CFER: “I think for infection preventions: If you’re not already involved in your endoscopy department or you haven’t been invited in, see if you can get in and just continue to check it out and see what’s going on, especially if the reprocessing and cleaning of the scope is actually done within that clinic.”

Continuously Active Disinfectants Can Keep COVID at Bay

July 31, 2020

Charles P. Gerba, PhD: “Unfortunately, standard procedures for testing and registration by regulatory agencies of CADs (continuously active sanitizers or disinfectants) as disinfectants useful in preventing exposure to disease causing microorganism transmission has only taken place in recent years.”

Q&A: Study’s Author Explains How Lysol Battles COVID-19

July 21, 2020

Julie McKinney, PhD: “If you’re going to disinfect, you’re going to let it sit for three minutes and then you’re going to wipe it. If you’re going to sanitize, you only have to leave it for 30 seconds and then wipe.”