Surface cleaning and disinfection are both critical to the aged care environment. It is important within facilities to minimise the risk of harmful bacteria and viruses from spreading between the residents and staff members.
Ensuring infection prevention is adhered to, it is essential to surface clean and disinfect all surfaces and high-touch areas. Completing these practices on a routine basis will reduce serious outbreaks within aged care facilities.
Surface cleaning and disinfection are two methods that go hand in hand with best practices. Traditionally the methods are a two-step process that can often take long periods of time, depending on how large a facility is. This requires two products, one to clean and remove the dirt and grime, and another to kill and disinfect any bacteria that might remain on the surface after the dirt is cleaned away.
All disinfectant solutions need time to kill; this means the disinfectant needs to stay wet on the surface of what is being disinfected for the time that the manufacturer of that particular product advises as its ‘contact time’. Not applying sufficient product to wet the surface or wiping the surface dry to speed up the process will stop the disinfectant from effectively killing all bacteria on the surface.
Whiteley™ has built a reputation as a global leader in surface cleaning and disinfection technology. Whiteley’s Viraclean® is an all-in-one surface cleaner and disinfectant, and the result of years of intensive research into advanced cleaning and disinfecting technology, specially formulated to provide hospital-grade, hard surface disinfectant power.
Viraclean® can be used on floors, desks, and high-touch areas such as door handles, tables/ tray tables, railings, wheelchairs/princess comfort chairs, workstations, and telephones. Viraclean®’s versatility and excellent materials compatibility highlights its user-friendly quality and suitability for aged care facilities – not to mention it’s ready-to-use squeeze-bottle and spray-on formats.
Viraclean® is proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus such as SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19), Influenza virus, Hepatitis B group virus and more:
- Candida albicans
- Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
- Escherichia coli (E coli)
- Herpes Simplex virus
- Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPE/CRE)
- Proteus vulgaris
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA or Golden Staph)
If you would like to know more about Viraclean®, please contact your Whiteley Sales Representative through the links below.