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.
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
Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures(OSAP)
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.
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…
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)
Robert E. Wheeler, MD, FACEP
AHP named as a disinfectant with proven efficacy against Norovirus” slides 35&37 (pg. 6, Slide 35 & 37)
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)