In healthcare systems, bacteria and other microorganisms can spread easily through direct skin contact or contamination of surfaces. Providing the resources and training hospital staff need to fight HAIs is imperative to patient, staff, and visitor safety. Altra understands the importance of disinfection throughout the continuity of care, providing solutions for all surface types.
Researchers in the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System conducted a study about the spread of infection in the rooms of 17 newly admitted patients. Before the patients were admitted, each room was thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Within 24 hours nearly 50% of the rooms tested positive for MRSA and 58% of rooms contained MRSA, Clostridioides difficile, and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) pathogens.*
*Redmond, S., Cadnum, J., Pearlmutter, B., Herrera, N., & Donskey, C. (2020). Timing and Route of Contamination of Patient Rooms With Healthcare-Associated Pathogens. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 41(S1), S412-S412. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.1066
The CDC has 6 core components of environmental cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings:
The Altra Disinfecting Program can help EVS staff standardize a disinfecting program with products, tools, and procedures designed to navigate obstacles such as staff turnover, budget, and time constraints.
From disinfection of sporicidal CDI’s to MRSA or Candida auris, Altra disinfects effectively with options for the dynamic microbial environment across the continuum of care.
Altra’s EPA registered disinfectants offer quick kill-times for pathogens like Clostridioides difficile, Candida auris, and more.
Kills c. diff (clostridioides difficile) spores in 4 minutes!
Kills biofilm bacteria
No peroxyacetic acid or bleach
Altra Disinfecting Tablets are EPA registered and capable of killing clostridioides difficile spores in four minutes. These easy-to-use tablets help reduce cross-contamination on hard, non-porous hospital surfaces by acting against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. For use anywhere you would use liquid bleach, Altra Disinfecting Tablets dissolve in water for spray, mop, cloth, sponge, brush, coarse trigger sprayer, or coarse mechanical sprayer applications.
Altra Disinfecting Tablets are compatible with the Altra Lite Applicator. The Altra Lite Applicator simplifies floor disinfection and its ergonomic design reduces worker fatigue.
Kills TB, Norovirus, Rotavirus, and Rhinovirus in one minute
One-step clean and disinfect
Bactericidal, tuberculocidal, fungicidal and virucidal
Altra One Disinfecting Wipes are intended for use on hard non-porous surfaces in hospitals and healthcare settings, nursing homes, dental offices, doctor’s offices, correctional facilities, airports, athletic facilities, health clubs, schools, beauty salons, childcare facilities, grocery stores and transportation terminals.
Altra One Disinfecting Wipes will not harm most surfaces, including stainless steel, aluminum, other hard and soft metals, sealed quartz or other solid man-made countertop materials, most plastics, fiberglass, vinyl, nylon, and other non-porous upholstery materials used in a medical or dental environment, and most painted surfaces.
3 minute contact time for most organisms on the label
When used on hard, non-porous, non-food surfaces according to the disinfection directions, Altra 3 Disinfectant is a concentrated one-step disinfectant that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria. It also cleans and deodorizes. Designed for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities, it is virucidal, fungicidal, and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew and their odors when used as directed.
10 minute contact time for most organisms on the label
Altra 10 Disinfectant is a multi-purpose, germicidal detergent and deodorant effective in hard water up to 200 ppm (calculated as CaCO3) in the presence of a moderate amount of soil, 5% organic serum, tested according to the AOAC Use-dilution Test. Disinfects, cleans, and deodorizes in one labor-saving step. For use in hospitals and nursing homes as a disinfectant. Disinfects, cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes the following hard nonporous inanimate surfaces: floors, walls, metal surfaces, stainless steel surfaces, glazed porcelain, plastic surfaces
Finding proper disinfection solutions begins with an understanding of the chemistry. Altra representatives are experts in the products and procedures needed to disinfect any surface, no matter the pathogen.
Contact an Altra representative today to learn more about disinfection solutions for your facility.