Surfaces and medical equipment found in the healthcare environment are made up of many different types of metals, plastics and polymers. The compatibility of these materials with commonly used liquid cleaners and disinfectants, and automated UV disinfection devices is critical to ensure that surfaces and equipment look good and function correctly. In addition to this introduction into the importance of surface compatibility, Clorox Healthcare provides a number of other educational and informational resources and guidelines to help you make the best disinfectant choices to keep surfaces and equipment clean, and to protect the patient environment.
Materials Compatibility Charts
Clorox scientists have evaluated the compatibility of many of our most frequently used healthcare disinfectants and our Clorox Healthcare® Optimum-UV Enlight® System with the materials most commonly found in the healthcare environment. Download the disinfectant compatibility chart to see how well our disinfectants will perform on these materials.
- Clorox Healthcare Disinfectants Materials Compatibility Chart
- Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System Materials Compatibility Chart
Are medical devices and equipment compatible with your disinfectant? What to ask manufacturers.
Every manufacturer of medical devices and equipment should include in their directions for use, comprehensive maintenance guidelines that include instructions on how to clean and disinfect. Ideally, guidelines should list specific cleaning and disinfectant products that the manufacturer has evaluated for compatibility, but often, only products containing active ingredients such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide or quaternary ammonium chloride may be listed.
The following resource provides a list of questions and talking points to consider when purchasing medical devices or when you are seeking information on maintenance. We encourage our customers to speak with medical equipment manufacturers about the importance of designing equipment that can be effectively disinfected.