Resources

Diversey Care provides resources to help our customers manage outbreaks including providing education and training for our customers regarding best practices for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare and public environments.

 

Direct Comparison of QUAT & AHP

Boyce, John M. et al.

This landmark 12-month study is very powerful. It is the first ever prospective clustercontrolled crossover trial that directly compares two disinfectant classes in a real world setting (quat versus AHP in a major teaching hospital).

Surface contamination across all metrics (including HAI rates) was significantly better with AHP (Oxivir) than with quat.

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Different Disinfectant Classes & C. difficile

Kenters, N. et al.

Analysis of four major disinfectant classes versus chlorine bleach, in both liquid and wipe form, against  Clostridium difficile. The four classes tested were Glucoprotamin, Hydrogen peroxide, Alcohol and Quaternary ammonium.

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Environment

Weber, David J. et al.

Role of hospital surfaces in the transmission of emerging healthcare associated pathogens: Norovirus, Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter species.

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Prior Room Occupant

Mitchel, B. G. et al.

Risk of organism acquisition from prior room occupants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Spores on Hands and Surfaces

Guerrero, Dubert M. et al.

Acquisition of spores on gloved hands after contact with the skin of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and with environmental surfaces in their rooms.

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HTES and Cleaners Hands

Kundrapu, Sirisha et al.

Daily Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces in Isolation Rooms to Reduce Contamination of Healthcare Workers’ Hands.

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Different Wards

Moore, Ginny et al.

The Type, Level, and Distribution of Microorganisms within the Ward Environment: A Zonal Analysis of an Intensive Care Unit and a Gastrointestinal Surgical Ward.

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Ideal Disinfectant

Rutala, William A., & Weber, David J.

Selection of the Ideal Disinfectant.

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Oxivir TB Daily Reduced

Alfa, Michelle J. et al.

Use of a daily disinfectant cleaner instead of a daily cleaner reduced hospital-acquired infection rates.

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Oxivir Wipes Superiority

Sattar, S. A. et al.

Disinfectant wipes are appropriate to control microbial bioburden from surfaces: use of a new ASTM standard test protocol to demonstrate efficacy.

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Disinfectant Wipes Value

Wiemken, Timothy L. et al.

The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: Compliance, employee time, and costs.

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