A Primer on Disinfectants and Boosting Efficacy

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A Primer on Disinfectants and Boosting Efficacy

Issue Summary

This report presents a review of the basics relating to disinfectants and how to ensure their proper and optimal use in healthcare institutions as part of a structured program to address healthcare-associated infections.

Editor's Take

It's as important to consider the factors that affect disinfectant effectiveness as it is to understand how disinfectants work against a variety of pathogenic organisms. This report explores the basics regarding mechanisms of action, special cleaning and disinfection situations, and microbial contamination of disinfectants.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review what disinfectants are and what they are designed to do
  • Explore the many factors that influence disinfectant efficacy
  • Learn how to boost effectiveness of cleaning chemistries and avoid contamination