Secretion stain disinfection

Secretion stains are always removed as soon as they are detected since those carry a risk of infection. Remember to use personal protection while disinfecting.

The effective removal of secretion stains increases the good hygiene of facilities, improves the customer safety of the facilities and contributes to the fight against infections. Secretion stains are always disinfected as soon as they’re detected to minimize the risk of infection.

Cleaning secretion stains can be done as a one- or two-step disinfection process. Choose the correct method and disinfectant and remember good hand hygiene.

Steps for one-step secretion stain disinfection

  1. Use protective gloves
  2. Pour a generous amount of disinfectant onto the stain (enough to cover it completely)
  3. Wipe the stain with a disposable cleaning cloth or paper without spreading it, and place the used cloth and gloves directly into a waste bag
  4. Disinfect your hands

Steps for two-step secretion stain disinfection

  1. Use protective gloves
  2. Absorb the stain in a disposable wipe
  3. Place the wipe and glove in a waste container
  4. Put on a new pair of gloves
  5. Moisten a clean wipe with a disinfectant agent
  6. Wipe the soiled area clean
  7. Place the used wipe and gloves in a waste container
  8. Disinfect your hands

Thorough hygiene practices are part of safety

Vomit, mucus, saliva, pus, feces, urine, blood, and other bodily secretions from humans or animals can serve as a breeding ground for pathogens and pose a significant risk of infection. Therefore, the prompt removal of body fluid stains is the responsibility of every staff member.

Secretion stain kit

The tools required for stain removal and disinfection should be placed in a mutually agreed-upon location for quick access by the staff. The secretion removal kit makes the secretory stain removal easier when everything you need is in one place. You can also print the guidelines that outline the steps and products for the one-step body fluid stain disinfection method, making it easy to reference.

The kit contains instructions, protective gloves / disposable protective gloves, disposable aprons, respiratory protection and the necessary disinfectant agents and cleaning tools, hand sanitizer, garbage bags and disposable towels.

The disinfectant used for secretion stain disinfection should be carefully chosen, and the provided instructions for its use should be followed to ensure effective and safe disinfection. If a chlorine-based disinfectant is used, in the two-step method, it should have an active chlorine concentration of 500-1000 ppm (parts per million) and in the one-step method, correspondingly, the chlorine-based disinfectant should have an active chlorine concentration of 5000 ppm (parts per million). Before removing a secretion stain, it is essential to ensure that the disinfection solution is of the correct strength and not expired.

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