Gotta be Wet to Disinfect!

Compliance made easy.

Gotta be Wet
to Disinfect.

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If a disinfectant dried before the contact time, are you disinfecting? Would you allow a patient to stop taking antibiotics short of the prescribed period?

Selecting a disinfectant with a rapid and realistic contact time will most certainly make this an easier goal to achieve however, you will still need to use or apply the disinfectant in such a way that is easily complied with. Not surprisingly, the saturation level of the cloth or wipe used to apply the disinfectant will also play a major role in ensuring adequate coverage of the surface. But when was the last time you incorporated a discussion on cloth saturation into your cleaning and disinfection training?

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If a disinfectant dried before the contact time, are you disinfecting? Would you allow a patient to stop taking antibiotics short of the prescribed period? This video helps explain the misconceptions of compliance as they relate to staying wet.