Healthcare professional are coming under increased scrutiny to keep their facilities clean and free of the germs that cause Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) such as Staphylcoccus aureus, (MRSA), HIV-1, and Hepatitis A. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) offers the first true alternative to the historic use of bleaches and quaternary disinfectants. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for applications including hospitals, medical laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, medical equipment, clinics, and pharmacies.
Unlike bleach that leaves salt residues on surfaces, PERFORMACIDE® utilizes a dissolved gas (ClO2) in water that does not leave any residue on surfaces. The repeated use of bleach on surfaces can lead to a salt build up which will scratch and damage surfaces. Bleach manufacturers recommend wiping down surfaces after every disinfection with a damp cloth. With PERFORMACIDE®, there is no need for rinsing or wiping of surfaces after application because there are no residues left behind after treating. Bleach also creates a dangerous byproduct called Trihalomethanes (THM’s) as it reacts with organics.
One of the greatest threats to controlling Hospital Acquired Infections, is the cross contamination as patients move between the many specialized rooms in hospitals such as:
Emergency Room (ER)
The emergency room is the first point of contact for many patients coming to hospitals. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for use as a disinfectant against Methicillin-resistant Staphycoccus Aureus (MRSA), Influenza-A virus, HIV-1, Norovirus, and Vanomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE). PERFORMACIDE® can be sprayed directly on door knobs, furniture, stretchers, wheelchairs, patient chairs, as well as mopping on hard non-porous floors. PERFORMACIDE® is also EPA registered for use in ambulances and on first responder equipment.
Intensive Care Units (ICU’s)
Patients coming into Intensive care units often have a diminished immune system, which puts them at a high risk for spreading HAI’s such as Methicillin-resistant Staphycoccus Aureus (MRSA), Influenza-A virus, and Vanomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis * (VRE). Because PERFORMACIDE® is formulated for hospital use and does not leave any harmful residues, the solution can be sprayed or mopped and allowed to air dry. PERFORMACIDE® can be applied to stretchers, bed frames, door knobs, table tops, patient chairs, and any laminate surfaces. Because PERFORMACIDE® is fragrance free, patients that are highly sensitive will not be affected by lingering smells that are often left behind by traditional disinfectants.
Patient rooms and bathrooms
Patient rooms are highly susceptible to cross contamination because of the many different interactions with patients, staff, and outside visitors. PERFORMACIDE® disinfectant can be sprayed or wiped on with a sponge to surfaces that are frequently touched such as plastic mattress covers, bathroom surfaces, cabinets, chairs, chrome, door knobs, faucets, garbage cans, mirrors, and table tops. The product can be left to air dry on all of these surfaces, and it will not leave any harmful residues or fragrances when it dries.
With all of the attention on potentially deadly infections, most hospitals now have isolation rooms to help control the spread of pathogens such as MRSA, Rotavirus, Norovirus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, mycobacterium bovis (TB), and VRE. PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered as effective against all of these and can be used on hard non-porous surfaces through the room.
In patient examination rooms, there can be multiple and repeated use by patients throughout a normal day. Highly touched surfaces should be disinfected routinely throughout the day, by spraying, sponging, or mopping with a hospital grade disinfectant. PERFORMACIDE®, because it does not require rinsing or wiping down of surfaces after applying, greatly reduces the time needed by personnel to prepare rooms for the next patient. PERFORMACIDE® can be applied to cabinets, door knobs, examination tables, patient chairs, telephones, sinks, and wheelchairs.
PERFORMACIDE® is EPA registered for use in pharmacies where it is important to keep highly touched surfaces clean and disinfected including, cabinets, chairs, sealed granite counters, furniture, laminate surfaces, telephones, and hard surface floors.