Disinfection for Hospitals
In hospitals, as well as the healthcare industry, it is essential to set up a routine disinfection process for surfaces and sterilization of all medical devices. Since there are various disinfectants already on the market, it’s critical to know how they work and where to look at to pick the one that will best serve and protect your facility and importantly, people in it.
How to Disinfect the Right Way
There is an important difference between disinfecting surfaces and simply cleaning them. Cleaning an area removes dirt and impurities with soap and water but does not necessarily kill germs. Disinfectants are generally chemical mixtures used to kill germs on surface areas but may not remove all dirt and impurities. Both cleaners and disinfectants are required to have clean and germ-free surface area. While cleaning and disinfecting any surface always pre-clean it with soap and water. Then make a disinfecting solution with 1/2cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleaching a gallon of water. Wash or wipe this solution on all bleachable surfaces and allow to stand for at least 5 minutes. Finish by rinsing the area with water and allow it to air dry.
How to Disinfect Medical appliances
Disinfecting medical appliances is similar to disinfecting hard surfaces likes countertops. First wash and rinse them using dish soap and water. Wash, wipe or rinse items with water; then apply disinfecting solution. Let stand 5 minutes.