It is very common to select ideal medical disinfectants for use in low-level disinfection of non-critical items in medical facilities. Effective disinfection consists of two components, disinfectants and disinfection practices. Disinfection practices require ensuring that disinfectants are accessible to all surfaces and training environmental health service personnel to follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s product label (unless a formal risk assessment reports that the disinfectant contact time of bacterial organisms must be at least 1 minute). The combination of medical disinfectant and disinfection practice 2 leads to effective surface disinfection. Rutala recommends that hospitals consider the following five categories of disinfectants and rate them, with 1 being the worst and 10 the best in each category, and select the disinfectant with the highest score as the best choice, with a maximum score of 50。
Here are five factors that make an ideal disinfectant for medical use
1. Claimed microbicidal power: Can this disinfectant kill the most popular hospital pathogens? Including the pathogens that cause the most nosocomial infections? Which pathogens cause the most outbreaks of infection? What is your hospital most worried about?
2. Killing time and keeping wet on the environmental surface: how long does it take disinfectant to kill the most popular pathogens in hospitals? Does the disinfectant stay wet on the surface for the length of time described on the label?
3. Safety: Is there an acceptable toxicity rating? Is there an acceptable flammability rating? Is there a minimum level of personal protection required? Is it compatible with the normal ambient surfaces of the hospital?
4. Ease of use: can the smell be accepted? Is the warranty period acceptable? Does the convenience of the product meet the requirements of the hospital (e.g., liquids, sprays, rechargeable, different size disinfecting dusts)?
5. Other factors: Can the manufacturer provide comprehensive training and continuing education for both individuals and networks? Can you provide 24/7 service? Is the overall price acceptable (taking into account the performance of the product and the medical costs of preventing infections through the use of disinfectants)? Can it help to use disinfectant for medical purposes?
Post time: Aug-17-2021