ICT's Product Locator: March/April 2024

Infection Control TodayInfection Control Today, March/April 2024 (Vol.28 No. 2)
Volume 28
Issue 2

Infection Control Today's Product Locator is a monthly column that highlights some of the latest advanced technology in infection prevention.

Infection Control Today Product Locator

Infection Control Today Product Locator

Chicopee rMicrofibre Wipe

Sustainable and effective cleaning has never been easier thanks to the new rMicrofibre from Chicopee—the first and only 100% microfiber and 100% recycled disposable wipe that eliminates 99.97% of bacteria using just water. The wipe fills a crucial gap in the cleaning market with the ever-increasing demand for sustainable wiping solutions and the surge in touch screen technology in facilities. It is designed to provide maximum cleaning effectiveness in high-risk and high-traffic areas while supporting users in their sustainability goals. Designed for short-term use to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, the disposable rMicrofibre eliminates the need for laundering and the hygiene risks associated with reusable wipes, which cannot guarantee the removal of unseen bacteria after they have been washed.

The DiskCover System – Protect Your Patient

Stethoscopes, crucial yet often overlooked vectors for pathogens, lack efficient cleaning methods. The DiskCover System offers a solution, automating touch-free application of single-use disk covers to stethoscope diaphragms. With 420 covers per cassette, this system ensures aseptic barriers for each patient, prioritizing infection prevention. “In a survey of clinical users of the system, our teams reported that the technology is easy to use, may actually improve clinical workflow, and, importantly, is perceived to improve stethoscope hygiene and patient safety,” Francesca Torriani, MD, medical program director of infection prevention and clinical epidemiology at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, told Infection Control Today.


Theraworx Protect

Theraworx Protect helps fill current gaps in care in infection prevention and skin integrity product bundles. The products’ low-pH formulation supports the skin’s natural antimicrobial barrier and defensive functions, which is why many hospitals have added Theraworx Protect to their bundles for catheter-assisted urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, and central line-associated bloodstream infections. The bathing system can be used head to toe for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) or those who have undergone surgery, and the wipes are appropriate for patients with catheters. As an alternative to chlorhexidine gluconate bathing, Theraworx Protect is for ICU bathing and Foley care bundles and maintains skin integrity. With a clinically trusted formula that is safe and gentle for multiple skin types, Theraworx Protect supports patient safety and can help health care facilities streamline infection prevention bundles.

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