PROPER INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL REQUIRES BOTH THE RIGHT PRODUCT AND THE CORRECT PRACTICE TO ACHIEVE THE GREATEST EFFICACY.
Both can be undermined by inadequate material compatibility (compatibility between disinfectant product and the surface it’s used on). GAMA Healthcare is committed to providing robust compatibility data to ensure that healthcare equipment can be safely disinfected without unnecessary risk of premature failure.
What is Material Compatibility?
Adequate surface decontamination is essential to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). As evidence for decontamination of environmental surfaces has grown, surfaces in a healthcare setting are being exposed to disinfectants more frequently in the fight against HCAIs. MORE +
Equipment Manufacturer Checklist
As evidence for environmental decontamination has grown, infection prevention policies place greater onus on thorough cleaning of high touch surfaces and healthcare equipment. MORE +
Examination of the TGA Medical Devices Safety Update
The Victoria Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia have highlighted increased risk of damage to plastic surfaces if compatible disinfectants are not used1,2.