Archive December 2017 XVIII, No. 12

Ideas That Work: Too Hot or Too Cold?

Is Your Cleaning Solution the Right Temperature?

thermometer IN SINK A thermometer will help your techs keep the cleaning solution at the right temperature.

Too Hot or Too Cold?
Is Your Cleaning Solution the Right Temperature?

Keep an inexpensive liquid thermometer by the cleaning station or adhere it to the sink so your reprocessing techs can follow the detergent manufacturer's guidelines and keep the cleaning solution at the proper temperature. If your techs don't follow the manufacturer's IFU for water/solution temperature, the cleaning agent may not work effectively. But how can you expect your reprocessing techs to comply if they can't take the temperature of the detergent solution?

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Control Consulting Services
Delray Beach, Fla.
info@iccs-home.com

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