The Disconnect with Disinfection
For disinfection wipes to be effective, users must know device composition, the target pathogen, and observe appropriate wet contact times.10,36 Up to 52% of nurses surveyed could not identify correct wet contact times.3
Domestic manufacturing allows one AURA-D Cartridge to replace up to 44 canisters of frequently unavailable disinfectant wipes.64
In a recent 6-year JAMA Network Open cohort study of 73,262 nurses, weekly occupational exposure to chemical disinfectants was significantly associated with a 25-38% increased risk of developing COPD, independent of smoking and asthma.4
Chemical disinfectants can cause environmental stress cracking damage to devices, leading to costly premature replacement or repair.5 Up to 20% of plastic equipment fails due to environmental stress cracking.6
Disinfectant wipes containing polyester or other plastics can take up to 100 years to biodegrade.7 US hospitals discard approximately 7 billion wipes per year.35
1 log or 6 log? UV technologies may make efficacy claims that are inconsistent with regulatory guidelines. UV systems are unregistered and not held to the same standard. Sterifre partners with customers to provide registered disinfection systems at a guaranteed cost with no capital expenditures.