Infection control products to know database

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to offer this database of infection control and prevention products to know.

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Below are links to and brief descriptions of useful infection control products, broken down by category.

Categories

Absorbent technology

UV disinfection

Catheters and central lines

Disinfectants and detergents

Equipment for specific procedures

Hand hygiene

Health IT

Reprocessing

Operating room/surgical

Textiles

Water systems

Miscellaneous

Absorbent technology

Canister Express. From Metrex, this plastic canister solidifies bodily fluids from medical procedures, protecting providers from potentially hazardous exposure. It prevents aerosolization and splashing, which can spread infection.

Cleanis Carebag Comode Liner. From Cleanis, the Cleanis Comode Liner reduces microbial transmission by minimizing exposure to potentially infectious waste products. The liner also helps cut down on cleaning associated with commode pails.

GelMax Super Absorbent Powder. A Cleanis product, the powder turns liquids to gels, which reduces biohazards and risk of infection during cleaning and transport of waste. The powder can be used in varying amounts for any amount of liquid.

Cleanis Carebag Bedpan Liner. Also from Cleanis, the company's bedpan liner is designed for pre- and post-anesthesia patients and patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery. The liner fits most standard-size pans.

UV disinfection

Helios. From Surfacide, Helios eliminates microbes through the use of UV-C light. The short-wave radiation technology uses multiple light emitters to cut disinfection time and improve room coverage.

EDU. From Lumalier UV Surface & Air Disinfection, EDU is a set of four portable UV disinfecting lamps. The lamps can be floor- or ceiling-mounted and have disinfection timers.

ElectroClave. From Seal Shield, this cabinet provides UV-C disinfection, RFID tracking, charging/syncing and complete mobile device management. Fail-safe LED UV-C cycle doses all sides of devices for complete disinfection with 99.99 percent pathogen kill. The cloud-based management portal provides oversight down to the user level and automatically captures data for reporting. Additionally, rules can be created with alert notifications to support disinfection and logistical policies to name a few.

HealthySole Plus. From Detecto, HealthySole is an ultraviolet light product that decontaminates the soles of healthcare workers' shoes. It works in just 8 seconds and is clinically proven to kill up to 99.99 percent of bacterial and viral pathogens on soles of shoes.

Optimum-UV System. From Clorox Healthcare, this UV disinfection system features a touch screen, data storage, and a remote control. It also has cycle completion assurance tools, including Dose Verify cards to ensure the appropriate dose of UV-C light has been received on a target surface.

Tru-D SmartUVC. From Tru-D, this UV disinfection system includes room-sensing technology to detect room configuration and regulate microbe-killing dosages of UV light. The system also destroys bacteria that are not in the direct line of light, according to the product website.

Xenex. LightStrike by Xenex is a full spectrum, intense pulsed-xenon UV-C robot for whole-room disinfection. The robot is the only UV-C technology validated in multiple peer-reviewed clinical outcome studies to reduce rates of C. diff, MRSA, VRE, and other MDROs.

Catheters and central lines

Arrowg+ard Blue Antimicrobial Catheters. From Teleflex, the catheter reduces infection risk through impregnation with silver sulfadiazine and clorhexidine both outside and inside the catheter.

Biopatch Protective Disk. From Ethicon360, Biopatch is a chlorhexidine gluconate-infused sponge dressing for use with catheters. The seven-day release of CHG provides protection from catheter-related bloodstream infections for all skin around the catheter and is effective in the presence of organic matter.

ClearGuard HD Antimicrobial Barrier Cap. These catheter caps from Pursuit Vascular can kill bacteria and fungus inside hemodialysis catheters to help prevent catheter-associated bloodstream infections.

3M Curos Disinfecting Port Protector. Twisting this product, from 3M, onto needleless connectors and male luer devices and protect them from contamination, as it contains a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution to disinfect in one minute.

3M Curos Tips. These devices, from 3M, twist on easily and fit most male luer connections. They meet they 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice for add-on devices published by INS.

DualCap System. The DualCap System from DualCap has a unique design that doesn't allow isopropyl alcohol to enter the IV line and also has a large gripping surface, making it easier to twist onto IV connectors. They feature full luer-tapered threads to ensure a tight fit on many needle-free valves.

MaxPlus. This clear needleless connector from BD has proven three-second disinfection and a clear fluid path. It also allows for use of a saline flush and lock, rather than heparin.

Dover. From Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies (formerly Covidien) these catheters use silver ions to prevent infection around the area of catheter insertion. The catheters come in five different sizes.

SwabCap. From ICU Medical, the SwabCap is a single-use solution for use on unused needless connectors on catheters and tubing after the catheter is placed and between catheter uses. It is the only disinfecting cap with FDA 510(k) clearance to provide continuous disinfection for up to seven days.

SwabFlush. This syringe, from Excelsior Medical (which is now a Medline company), is for saline flushes or medication administration. SwabFlush's plunger contains a SwabCap, whose use ensures tubing remains sterile between uses.

TampAlerT Syringe Caps. These EPS-made caps are tamper-evident luer lock closures. The locks are designed for use with controlled substances or medicines requiring special handling. They also help minimize the risk of touch contamination, according to the product website.

Tegaderm. From 3M, this IV advanced securement dressing is waterproof and antimicrobial. It is designed to reduce the number of dressing changes for catheters.

ViaValve Safety IV Catheters. From Smiths Medical, this catheter is designed to prevent unintended needle sticks and backflow of blood. Its design better allows providers to maintain a clean access site, reducing the risk of CLABSIs.

Disinfectants and detergents

DisCide Ultra. This hospital-level, one-step quaternary ammonium is available from Palmero Health Care. It comes in towelettes and spray as well as in a gallon form. DisCide Ultra can kill pathogens in one minute.

Dispatch. A Clorox product, Dispatch hospital cleaner disinfectant towels with bleach are EPA-registered to kill Clostridium difficile spores in five minutes and other multidrug-resistant organisms in one minute. The wipes eliminate the need to pre-clean surfaces before disinfection because they contain detergent.

Fuse for Surfaces. From Tristel, this sporicidal disinfectant is designed specifically for large surface areas, but can be decanted into smaller containers to apply on smaller surfaces. In five minutes, Fuse for Surfaces is sporicidal, mycobactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and bactericidal.

Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant. Clorox touts this disinfectant as the fastest non-bleach disinfect, citing studies giving it an advantage over leading quats. It can kill bacteria and most viruses in one minute, and can kill norovirus in three minutes. It is also effective against 13 antibiotic-resistant organisms. It comes in spray and wipe forms.

Hygea Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Towelettes. These wipes, offered by PDI Healthcare, contain 0.13 percent benzalkonium chloride. They come individually wrapped in a box of 100.

Micro-Kill One Germicidal Alcohol Wipes. From Medline, these wipes are for use on hard, nonporous surfaces. They are a polypropylene cloth with a quaternary ammonium and alcohol solution that is effective to kill 25 microorganisms in one minute.

Mikrozid wipes. Mikrozid wipes, from Schulke, blend two alcohols to be effective against viruses in one minute of contact time. They clean and disinfect and are quick-drying and residue-free. Schulke offers them in two sizes.

NOROxyCdiff. From PreVasive, this Environmental Protection Agency-registered C. diff sporicide has a two-minute kill time for C. diff spores and can kill most other germs in 30 seconds. When used with PreVasive's deionized water, NOROxyCdiff has a lavender or chamomile scent.

Oxiver TB. From Diversy, Oxivir TB is a ready-to-use disinfectant cleaner based on proprietary hydrogen peroxide technology. It can disinfect in one minute and is a tuberculocidal in five minutes.

OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner. EcoLab's OxyCide daily disinfectant is a nonbleach formula that is effective in three minutes against C. diff spores. Its active ingredients are hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, helping minimize surface damage by not leaving residual films or salts behind.

PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant. Contec Healthcare makes PeridoxRTU Sporicidal Disinfectant and Cleaner, which it touts as the industry's first nonbleach three-minute sporicidal disinfectant. It contains no alcohol or bleach and does not damage surfaces or clothing.

Pinnacle Monitor for Manual Enzymatic Cleaning. This monitor from Serim is used to determine the presence of active enzymes in manual bath solutions using enzymatic detergents.

Equipment for specific procedures

EndoKit. EndoKit is a customizable endoscopy kit from EndoChoice. It can include a CinchPad, bedside cleaning kit, lubricant gel and gauze pads.

PneumoniaCheck. From ARC Medical, PneumoniaCheck is designed to collect aerosols from lungs on a medical-grade microbial filter. It is designed for easy analysis with PCR techniques.

Hand hygiene

Acute-Kare Healthcare Personnel Hand Wash. From Steris, this handwash features 1 percent chloroxylenol and is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. It has an herbal sent and is emollient-enriched, helping condition the skin.

Contec Alcohol-Free Foam Hand Sanitizer. This foam hand sanitizer is waterless and kills nearly 100 percent of common germs — including MRSA — after 15 seconds of wet time. It also provides two to four hours of residual protection after application.

Glove/Gloves. Biotrol makes Glove/Gloves, clear, textured polyethylene glove protectors used to preserve exam gloves while handling patient charts or doing other nonclinical tasks.

GripStrong Nitrile. GripStrong Nitrile gloves from Sempermed are powder-free, a latex alternative and have textured fingertips to provide an enhanced grip.

HyGreen Hand Hygiene Recording and Reminding System. HyGreen offers this system that records all hand hygiene events and also reminds healthcare workers to wash their hands between patients. HyMarks, the reporting system, tracks all data and can provide real-time information to infection preventionists.

Optidose InstantFoam Hand Sanitizers. DebMed makes InstantFoam with moisturizers that is alcohol-free. It spreads rapidly and can kill nearly 100 percent of common germs in 15 seconds or less.

Lotion Soft Skin Conditioner Skin Cream. From Steris, the moisturizing lotion is made especially for healthcare workers to use after antimicrobial hand-washing, as it contains emollients and moisturizers. It does not affect the antimicrobial effect of products containing chlorhexidine gluconate and can be used under latex gloves.

Provon Green Certified Foam Hand Cleaner. Gojo offers this product, a mild, biodegradable foam soap formula made for general use. Its refills are made from recyclable plastic.

Provon Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion. This lotion from Gojo is latex and CHG compatible. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy residue.

Quik-Care Nourishing Foam Hand Sanitizer. This sanitizer from EcoLab is 62 percent ethyl alcohol, killing nearly all microorganisms in 15 seconds. It is hypoallergenic, dye-free and fragrance-free with bisabolol, vitamin B3 and vitamin E.

safeHands. SafeHands contains no alcohol — its main active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride, which can kill 99.99 percent of germs. It is nontoxic and nonflammable.

Sani-Hands. From PDI Healthcare, Sani-Hans are instant hand sanitizing wipes. It has a 70 percent alcohol formulation and has a 15 second contact time. The wipes are designed for use by personnel, patients and visitors and come in a variety of packs — 20-count bedside pack, canisters and individual packets.

SemperShield Nitrile. These gloves from Sempermed are powder-free and safe to use with chemotherapy drugs. They have a textured surface for better grip.

Hand and Nail Brushes. Key Surgical offers hand and nail brushes designed to provide a thorough but gentle clean. They are latex-free and come in a variety of sizes.

Health IT

Clean Sleeve. This product from Seal Shield is a clear fitted cover for select tablet computer keyboards. Clean Sleeve is compatible with hospital disinfectants and bleach-based cleaners; making disinfection fast and effective. Each semi-disposable sleeve protects up to 30 days and contains antimicrobial product protection.

Disposable Protective Covers. Healthmark offers disposable, zip-lock plastic sleeves for phones and tablets, as well as keyboard covers.

LifeShield Screen Protector. This product is an Environmental Protection Agency-registered antimicrobial screen protector, made for smartphones or monitors, featuring an embedded antimicrobial agent that lasts a minimum of 10 years. It is made in the U.S. by Spyder Digital Research/LifeShield Health.

Medical Mice and Keyboards. Seal Shield offers a wide range of 100 percent waterproof keyboards and mice with antimicrobial product protection. Engineered to be fully submersible and dishwasher safe, they are also compatible with hospital disinfectants and bleach-based cleaners.

Medical Screen Protectors. Seal Shield offers medical-grade screen protectors with antimicrobial product protection for patient monitors, surgical monitors and mobile devices. The protective film will conceal existing scratches and reduce cloudiness to enhance visibility. They are compatible with hospital-grade disinfectants and bleach-based cleaners.

Medgenic Mice and Keyboards. Cycom offers mice and keyboards that have tight-fitting, easy-to-clean surfaces that also have an antibacterial plastic housing. They can be cleaned by simply wiping them down with a disinfectant.

Reprocessing

ATP Cleaning Verification System. From Hygiena, this system provides instant feedback on surface cleanliness.

AZO Gel Instrument Pre-Clean Gel. This gel from Synergy Health can be used in surgical and dental instruments. It aids in soil and debris removal from reusable instruments.

CartWashCheck. CartWashCheck from Healthmark can test the efficacy of cart washers — they can be stuck on metal surfaces far away from washer jets or in areas that may not be getting coverage. The ink on the test will wash away if hit by water. They also contain an irreversible thermometer to show how hot the washer gets.

Cardinal Health Sterilization Wrap. Cardinal Health offers a wide selection of sterilization wrap, including a two color wrap to help differentiate, identify and inspect trays. There are also dual layer and single layer wraps.

ScopeValet Endo Bag and Tag. The ScopeValet system from Advanced Sterilization Products is designed to transfer clean and dirty endoscopes to and from the procedure room. The tamper-proof tags are color-coded and numbered.

Endozime AW Triple Plus With APA. From Ruhof, this detergent can be used in washers, washer sterilizers, ultrasonics and manual cleaning. Its blend of enzymes is designed to remove all bio-burden and inhibit rust.

Koala plus Pure. This sponge from EndoChoice is dry imbibed with the Pure enzymatic detergent. It is designed to remove bioburden from endoscopes.

MediCount ATP Test. From Midbrook, the MediCount handheld ATP detection device has three main parts: a handheld luminometer, sampling kits and a software package. It measures how clean sterilized objects really are.

ProEZ foam. This ready-to-use foaming enzymatic spray with a four-enzyme formula from Certol International can dissolve tough soils on used instruments. It can be used on even delicate items, as it has an anti-corrosive system and neutral pH formula.

Single-Use/Disposable Cleaning Brushes. A PriMed Instruments product, these brushes are designed to be easy-to-handle and gentile on the endoscope. They feature a smooth epoxy bullet at the distal end of the brush to minimize wear on the endoscope's channel.

Surgistain. A "revitalizing solution" from Ruhof can remove rust, pitting, stains and corrosion from stainless steel surgical instruments.

Skytron I5 Washer Disinfector. This washer provides thermal disinfection for reusable healthcare instruments. It comes in single door, two-door pass-through, electric and steam models.

TOSI. This washer test from Healthmark simulates a stainless steel instrument contaminated with dried blood. It helps users determine if the washer is performing as it should.

Tray Belts. Cygnus Medical makes Tray Belts, which protect wrapped trans from external damage. They form a cushioned barrier around corners that can potentially rip and tear, and are compatible for steam sterilization.

Operating room/surgical

Alexis O Wound Protector/Reactor. From Applied Medical, the Alexis wound protector/retractor retains moisture at the incision site and are made to reduce superficial surgical site infections after colorectal surgeries.

ChloraPrep. ChloraPrep is a patient preoperative skin preparation antiseptic made by BD. It is a 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate and 70 percent isopropyl alcohol formula and can fight bacteria for at least 48 hours.

Dermabond Mini Topical Skin Adhesive. A skin closure device from Ethicon, Demabond Mini is clinically shown to have seven-day wound-holding strength in three minutes. It provides a microbial barrier with 99 percent protection against germs responsible for surgical site infections.

Irrisept. Irrisept makes this wound debridement and cleansing system that has 0.05 percent chlorhexidine gluconate in sterile water for irrigation. It is packaged in sterile, single-use Tyvek trays.

OR Turnover Kits. Made by Xodus Medical, OR Turnover Kits are pre-packaged to speed OR turnover and avoid cross contamination in the OR. They include arm board covers and straps, a patient lift sheet, an absorbent table cover, a mop head and bags.

Prevantics Maxi Swabsticks. The Prevantics Maxi Swabsticks by PDI, offered by Medline, have persistent antimicrobial activity for up to one week. They have premoistened, ready-to-use, two-sided applicators do not require activation prior to use.

Situate Detection System. From Medtronic, this proprietary, clinically proven system is designed to eliminate retained sponge incidents in the operating room. It uses RF Detection technology as an adjunct to manual counting to overcome the difficulty of finding a surgical sponge in vivo and in the surrounding OR.

Steriset Sterilization Containers. From Medline, the Full Steriset Sterilization Containers can handle full instrumentation for major cases and come in different colors of lids, handles and ID labels. They come in various height sizes.

SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System. Stryker's SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System is built to eliminate retained surgical sponges. It is made up of three components that provide accurate, real-time counts in the OR and audible postoperative evidence-based outcomes.

Textiles

CleanPatch. CleanPatch was developed by Surface Medical and is a medical surface repair patch for damaged hospital mattresses and stretchers. They can repair more than 90 percent of common hospital mattress cuts, tears and punctures.

Disposable Linen. Tollos' disposable linen can replace reusable linen and is recyclable, making it environmentally friendly. The fitted sheets have elastic sewn around for improved fitting, allowing the sheet to fit various surfaces.

PurThread. Silver salts are embedded in PurThread fibers, offering antimicrobial protection that doesn't weaken over time. According to PurThread Technologies, it is still fully effective after 100 industrial washings.

Fantex Disposable Curtains. Statina's Fantex Disposable Curtains are treated with Fantex, an antimicrobial protective agent that can kill microbes in as little as three minutes. The curtains are 100 percent recyclable.

LifeThreads Antimicrobial Textiles. These scrubs from LifeThreads are treated with an Environmental Protection Agency-registered antimicrobial active ingredient to protect the fabric from germs. They also block fluids.

SilvaClean. SilvaClean, from Applied Silver, is a water-based antimicrobial silver treatment to use on fibers to inhibit growth of bacteria. It is installed at the laundry provider.

SilverCare Plus. NMI Health offers antimicrobial fabrics called SilverCare Plus, which are manufactured with X-Static silver yarn. Products include scrubs, lab coats, patient gowns, privacy curtains, bed sheets and blankets for medical use.

Water systems

Careguard. The Careguard comes from Neoperl and is a faucet attachment that helps prevent airborne bacteria from entering the water system. It has built-in antimicrobial protection and also provides as plash-free stream.

Pure LandingPad. This protective surface liner from Pure Processing is built to cushion the surfaces where endoscopes and other fragile devices are staged for precleaning and helps drain liquids. The nitrile rubber resists cleaning chemicals and disinfectants and will not absorb liquids.

DrainGel. DrainGel, from Medivators, a Cantel Medical company, is a bacterial treatment that degrades biofilm in plumbing. It can be poured down sink and floor drains or applied using a sprayer.

Miscellaneous

Angry Janitors. This app — available for free download on Apple and Android devices — is made by the International Sanitary Supply Association. It has three zones to clean: school, office and hospital.

BIOlogical. HealthFirst offers two types of BIOlogical spore test solutions: a weekly mail-in monitoring service and an in-office test. Mail-in service gives results in 24 hours, and in-office biological indicator shows results in 10 hours.

CuVerro Overbed Table. Frigo Design is a CuVerro manufacturer offering countertops, shower pans, chair arms, table tops and door push plates made with bactericidal copper.

EOScu Preventive|Biocidal Surfaces. These surfaces are Environmental Protection Agency-registered hard surfaces infused with a proprietary copper technology developed by Cupron. They are proven to actively and continuously kill deadly pathogens.

Guide to the Elimination of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. From the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, this guide includes sections on problem identification, risk assessment and prevention strategies to root out VAP.

Guide to the Elimination of Mediastinitis SSIs. This guide is available for purchase from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. It provides evidence-based strategies to minimize the risk of mediastinitis following cardiac surgery.

Guide to the Elimination of MRSA Transmission. Another guide from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, it provides guidance on MRSA risk assessment, surveillance methodology and decolonization. APIC offers a free download of the guide on its website.

Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic SSIs. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology offers this resource as a free PDF. Included inside are evidence-based guidance and tools for SSI prevention.

Hygen Microfiber Flexi Mop. The Rubbermaid Hygen Pulse with Double-Sided Frame can clean twice the area as a regular mop, as it is double-sided. It weighs just 4 pounds when loaded with solution, and features an on-board fluid reservoir.

Infection Prevention Boot Camp. Infection preventionists can take this online course for 10 hours of continuing training. The course is 13 chapters long and is produced by Ladybug Health Productions.

PPE Companion Isolation Organizer Cart. From Medline, the wheeled PPE Companion features four drawers for gloves, face masks and gowns. IT can store a minimum of 50 gowns and has a side compartment for hand sanitizer and wipes.

PPE Door Caddy. Manufactured by Royal Arms Medical, this nylon door caddy has space for three glove boxes, one large pocket and two smaller pockets.

Pro Tector Infectious Waste Bags. From Certol, Pro Tector Infectious Waste Bags are bright red, made of heavy-duty polyethylene and show the biohazard symbol. They are packaged in pre-folded dispenser boxes.

Universal Precautions Compliance Kit. This kit contains 11 personal protection and clean-up items to help transport and dispose of infectious blood or bodily fluids. Statina offers these kits.

Timestrip. Timestrip offers labels that indicate if a product is within its date or temperature parameters. IT can be used on fridges and blood products, among other uses.

VigiLanz Infection Prevention. This VigiLanz product can identify healthcare-associated infection threats and patterns in real time. It also offers direct reporting to NHSN.

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