3rd Party Endorsements

Some Disinfectants Effective Against Feline Calicivirus (as a surrogate for Norovirus)

Syed A. Sattar, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology Centre for Research in Environmental Microbiology (CREM) and Robert E. Wheeler, MD, FACEP

A Log10 reduction of 4 (99.99%) or greater is considered adequate for FCV/Norovirus disinfection. Products listed as non-toxic may still cause mild eye and/or skin irritation in some people. Some compounds may leave a surfactant residue on various surfaces. When selecting a disinfectant, it’s important to consider the product’s entire formulation since there may be significant disinfectant action synergism produced by the specific combination of ingredients.

Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance System

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | A Guide to the Laboratory Investigation of Gastrointestinal Disease Outbreaks

The following forms are provided as guides to standardize the collection of information required to assess the patterns of gastrointestinal illnesses and monitor for outbreaks aboard vessels. These forms are downloadable at the Vessel Sanitation Program website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp

OSAP Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart – 2010

Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures(OSAP)

Optim 33TB Cleaning Study

John A. Molinari, Ph.D., Anthony Malmsten THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center Dental Consultants, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan

The purpose of the investigation was three-fold: First, it was to evaluate the ability of Optim 33TB to clean environmental surfaces coated with dried organic debris; Second, to compare the cleaning capability of the water-based, hydrogen peroxide-containing Optim 33TB with that observed for a surface disinfectant containing a high alcohol concentration; and lastly, investigate the ability of Optim 33TB to remove bacteria in organic debris on contaminated environmental surfaces.

Based on this study evaluating the ability of surface disinfectants to remove dried blood and test bacteria in the presence of organic debris, water-based Optim 33TB was able to accomplish initial cleaning of contaminated prepared surfaces. Both the spray and towelette forms of this product were highly effective in removing the overwhelming majority of cultivable S. aureus.

SARS outbreak in the Greater Toronto Area: the emergency department experience

Canadian Medical Association

We outline the process successfully followed by 4 Toronto emergency departments (at Mount Sinai Hospital, North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children) involved in the assessment and treatment of 276 suspect and probable SARS cases…

Management of a Norwalk-Like Virus Outbreak

Dr. Michael Gardam, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, University Health Network

AHP brings has a 4Log reduction against Feline Calicivirus with a 5 minute contact time (pg. 2, Slide 9)

Strategies for Norovirus Infection Control Aboard Cruise Ships – Power Point Presentation

Robert E. Wheeler, MD, FACEP

AHP named as a disinfectant with proven efficacy against Norovirus” slides 35&37 (pg. 6, Slide 35 & 37)

Preventing the spread of hepatitis B and C viruses: Where are germicides relevant?

Syed A. Sattar, PhDa, Jason Tetro, BSca, V. Susan Springthorpe, MSca, Antonio Giulivi, MD, FRCP (C)

vaporized hydrogen peroxide was highly effective in inactivating DHBV, even in the presence of blood as a soil load. 3% hydrogen peroxide is adequate for the inactivation of HCV (pg. 192)

Enhancing Patient Safety through the Management of Clostridium difficile at Toronto East General Hospital

Arladeen Tomiczek, C. Stumpo and James F. Downey

Other Challenges – “we chose to use a diluted bleach solution as our cleaning agent, but were unable to tolerate the odour so we began using AHP (accelerated hydrogen peroxide) and this was better tolerated

Health Care Health & Safety Association of Ontario Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces

Health Care Health & Safety Association of Ontario (HCHSA)

Hydrogen Peroxide based formulation was recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care during SARS for the decontamination of equipment and vehicles” “Highlights criteria one should consider when choosing a disinfectant: cleaner, faster, safer, environmentally responsible (pg. 3)