EVS Blends Mix of Cleaning Practices for Hospital Disinfection

Areas touched less often also pose contamination risks, explains Doe Kley, Senior Infection Preventionist, Clorox Healthcare. “It’s important, however, to keep in mind that touch contamination can occur from any item or surface, not just the high-touch ones,” Kley noted. “A 2015 study by Cheng et al found an average of 93 contacts with surfaces per hour in healthcare settings. Furthermore, a single medical device can consist of up to 40 different materials. So, it is critical that surface compatibility with your disinfectants is a consideration.”

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