HSI Publishes New Article in Infection Control Today
We address how surface material and product damage caused by new advances in disinfection technology must be addressed for patient safety.
Published in the May 2022 issue of Infection Control Today, "Surface Disinfection Incompatibility Does Not Support Effective Cleaning and Disinfection" by HSI executive director Linda Lybert and board member and infection preventionist Sharon Ward-Fore explores the connection between surface disinfection incompatibility and the spread of HAIs in the healthcare environment.
"Surface material and product damage caused by surface disinfection incompatibility impedes effective cleaning and disinfection, costs health care facilities millions of dollars annually, and creates dangerous safety issues for patients and health care personnel. There are many different materials and textiles within a health care facility, and they cannot all be cleaned and disinfected the same way. When they are, damage occurs. First, at a microscopic level, and then it continues until the damage is clearly visible."
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