They feature two different sides: one for cleaning and the other for disinfecting
The Kimtech WetTask dual-performance wipe offers one side for cleaning and the other for disinfecting
Kimberly-Clark Professional has developed a Kimtech WetTask dual-performance wipe that offers two different sides for cleaning and disinfecting.
The wipes have a white side for regular cleaning and a purple, textured side for hard-to-remove substances when extra scrubbing power is needed.
'According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proper cleaning and disinfecting practices in healthcare environments are critical to reducing the spread of bacteria that can cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs),' said Azeema Ameerally, Healthcare Product Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional.
'The physical act of scrubbing removes a large number of micro-organisms and visible soils from surfaces. After cleaning, attention can be turned to disinfecting.'
These practices are particularly important in healthcare settings where patients experiencing weakened immune systems may have more difficulty fighting off germs, the company says.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, entitled: 'Microbial contamination of hospital reusable cleaning towels', found that 93% of the tested laundered cloths and microfibre towels used to clean hospital rooms contained viable bacteria that could result in HAIs. The study was conducted by Charles Gerba and colleagues from the University of Arizona, with support from Kimberly-Clark.
'The combination of having the scrubbing power to remove tough, dried-on substances, while also maintaining the recommended concentration level of disinfectants makes Kimtech WetTask dual-performance wipes an ideal solution for enhancing the infection control practices of healthcare environments,' added Ameerally.