FOLLOW UP ABOUT CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT

Previously, we have reported that 70% alcohol is more effective than detergents, antiseptic soap, and simple and double paper wipes in disinfecting contaminated equipment. Contaminated Equipment

A more recent study has found that wipes with 0.5% hydrogen peroxide adequately disinfect blood pressure cuffs.

Not all equipment can be be cleaned with 0.5% hydrogen peroxide as this study found that it did not adequately clean telemetry leads.

To learn more about contaminated equipment,

Risteen, Riley, et al. “Disinfection of Blood Pressure Cuffs and Electrocardiographic Telemetry Leads With 0.5% Hydrogen Peroxide Wipes.” American Journal of Critical Care 27.4 (2018): 322-327.