Surgical Safeguards: Keeping Pathogens Out of the O.R.

June 7, 2016
Surgical Safeguards

According to the CDC, over 51 million surgical procedures are performed annually.1 As that number increases, so does the potential risk for acquiring a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). While basic sanitizing and contact precautions are always necessary in the fight against cross-contamination, going beyond the basics of infection control can reduce the risk of transmitting environmental pathogens in the O.R. even further.

Preventing Infection

Fortunately, a few simple, cost-effective measures can go a long way in helping to reduce the risk of infection. Just as strict adherence to hand hygiene is essential no matter the setting, so is equipping the O.R. with specially designed infection control supplies,2 such as AliMed’s VeriClean™ O.R. Table Straps, the only disinfectable O.R. Table Strap able to withstand repeated submersion in high-level, central processing disinfecting solutions. Protecta-Coat™ Patient Positioners and Wedges, also from AliMed, feature a protective bonded vinyl coating that’s impervious to fluids and embedded with ionic silver, one of the most potent and safest antimicrobials available.3 Other AliMed infection control products for the O.R. include the multi-purpose, single-patient-use AliStrap® and ergonomically designed, antimicrobial-treated GelPro® Medical Mats — all engineered to support stringent infection control protocols.

Protect and Disinfect in the O.R. and Beyond

AliMed’s line of disinfectants, wipes, and other cleaning products make it quick and easy to protect any environment from dangerous pathogens.

  • SaniGuard® Total Release sanitizes and disinfects an entire room in just 15 minutes, killing 99.9% of flu viruses, MRSA bacteria, and more.
  • AccelTB Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) Disinfectant Wipes kill a wide spectrum of pathogens in one minute. Virucidal tuberculocidal, and bactericidal.
  • DisCide® ULTRA Disinfectant is the only one-step hospital-level disinfectant clinically proven to kill pathogens in one minute. Effective against TB, HBV, HBC, MRSA, E.coli, and more.
  • PureGreen24™ disinfects hard, nonporous surfaces without bleaching and is effective against MRSA and Influenza A Flu (H1N1). Offers unique, 24-hour protection against staph, salmonella, and E. coli.




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