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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Diversey Launches One-Step, DfE-certified Disinfectant

Diversey today introduced SureTouch, a ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectant and deodorizer that is powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) technology. The product has been certified under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) labeling program, which recognizes least-hazardous classes (i.e., III and IV) of EPA’s acute toxicity category hierarchy.

“Our SureTouch disinfectant is environmentally responsible and delivers exceptional performance, making it the ideal product for facilities looking to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces efficiently and effectively,” said Justin Carrier, Vice President, Contractors, Government, Education & Light Industrial-North America, Diversey. “The ready-to-use format ensures that employees no longer have to mix and measure chemicals, allowing them to create safer and more satisfying environments of care, learning or work.”

Highly compatible with a wide variety of hard, non-porous surfaces, the SureTouch disinfectant is effective against key bacteria and viruses including MRSA, VRE, Influenza and Norovirus. The product disinfects in just five minutes and can be used as a 30-second sanitizer on non-food contact surfaces. Additionally, SureTouch disinfectant’s active ingredients break down to oxygen and water after use, and it is non-irritating to eyes and skin.

For more information, visit www.diversey.com/diversey-care/diversey-care-products/suretouch.

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