ICTSD:RPT:0815:Ready-to-Use Wipes

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The Benefits of Ready-to-Use Wipes

Issue Summary

The traditional towel-and-bucket method of environmental cleaning is being replaced in many hospitals by ready-to-use disinfectant wipes. These pre-soaked disposable wipes are increasingly used for the disinfection of near-patient surfaces to prevent the spread of microorganisms and the emergence of nosocomial infections. This report explores the benefits of ready-to-use wipes as well as reviews the key factors that impact wipes' efficacy.

Editor's Take

Compared to multiple-use towels (bucket method), typical sources of error -- such as the wrong dosage or repeated dipping of already used cloths into the use-solution -- can be avoided with disposable wipes.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Learn about a recent study exploring the benefits of ready-to-use wipes
  • Discover the factors that impact the efficacy of wipes
  • Review the cost factors associated with disposable wipes