Beyond Clean enzymatic Expert

Chemical agents must be your supporting partner in decontamination.

-Peggy spitzer
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Straight from the Enzymatic expert

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"Best practice is to stock and use chemicals by specific name, reducing dependence on..."

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"Chemical labels also offer important clues for safe use. Chemical manufacturers are required to provide..."

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"The chemical manufacturer should state basic instructions on the product label including dosing and..."

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"Disinfectants are rarely indicated as appropriate pretreatment agents. The disinfectant chemicals are often..."

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"Clinical teams need to understand how dried soils lead to biofilm, corrosion and instrument damage. Another puzzle..."

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"The time to start endoscopy pretreatment is immediately after patient procedure. Scheduling and..."

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"In the case of disinfectants, the minimum contact time is determined by lab testing and must be followed..."

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"While some enzymatic products may need a minimum temperature to activate, most detergents..."

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"How do you verify that you have the correct chemical in your soak sink, sonic or cart washer? This..."

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"Some detergents may be presented to Sterile Processing as effective to kill pathogens and make items safe for..."

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"Detergents may physically remove pathogens within bioburden but this is not a chemical disinfection action..."

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"...detergents cannot claim to kill germs unless EPA registered and disinfectants are not tested for cleaning action by..."

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"Adoption of fast cycles will depend on consistent passing results for washer test coupons and intermittent..."

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"Shelf life for most chemicals may be affected by storage conditions or if containers are left open so check and..."

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"Many factors must be considered when investigating stain and residue issues. Ideally to ensure..."

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"The decision to use disinfectant sprays at point of use to treat instrumentation may be driven by outside agencies..."

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"The hidden factor that departments should consider when debating the choice between enzymatic and..."

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You can reach Peggy at: pspitzer@certol.com