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1. Which factor should guide your selection of a surface disinfectant product? a. whether personal protective garments are required for its use b. its contact time for antimicrobial effec- tiveness c. your equipment manufacturers' approval of wipe disinfection methods d. all of the above Answer: d. When you're trialing and compar- ing spray-and-wipe solutions or pre-treated, packaged wipes, you may also want to con- sider whether a product has broad-spectrum effectiveness or whether its formulation has an edge in germicidal, virucidal or sporicidal use, as determined by its active ingredients; the pathogens present in your facility's surgi- cal site infection incidents; whether the prod- uct's use will require additional staff training; and even its usable shelf life. (osmag.net/oK3AnF) 2. Which federal agency oversees and approves the effectiveness of surface disin- fection products? a. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention b. Food and Drug Administration c. Environmental Protection Agency O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 5 One time is not enough Today, when 1 in 3 patients is at risk of an SSI, cleaning your OR just once a day with a UVC system is simply not enough. Make using the R-D ™ Rapid Disinfector ™ , before every procedure, a best practice in your surgical suite. MCV00040632 REV A · Getinge Group Passion for Life, Getinge and Maquet are trademarks or registered trademarks of Getinge AB or its subsidiaries or affiliates. • Copyright 2016 Getinge AB or its subsidiaries or affiliates. • All rights reserved. www.getingegroup.com a tem h. D ™ R-D TM Rapid Disinfector TM UVC System

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