Archive for: Sterile Matters

Sterile matters: A little more of this or that does not really help you, even if you think it smells cleaner

By: July 9th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

The saying “more isn’t always better” is true in the case of detergents and disinfectants. Cleaning solutions are not all the same. They have different purposes and require different application techniques. Failure to follow the exact manufacturers’ instructions not only potentially reduces the efficacy of the solution, but it also may be harmful.

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Sterile matters: No, you can’t just rinse it under a little tap water without gloves

By: June 8th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

The word “contamination” can be misleading for anyone not specifically trained in “sterile processing.” If something does not look grossly soiled after use on a patient, proper techniques can go by the wayside. This places the worker and the next patient in potential harm’s way.

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