Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Cleaner is a unique, stabilized sodium hypochlorite and detergent solution that kills pathogens fast - with a five-minute contact time for Clostridium difficile spores‰ÛÊ and with a one-minute contact time for a broad range of microorganisms, including TB and MDROs such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterobacter aerogenes, VRE and MRSA.
Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Cleaner is premixed, ready to use and is similar to the 1:10 bleach solution strength that is recommended by CDC guidelines for effective disinfecting. Clorox Healthcare™ Bleach Germicidal Cleaner contains an anticorrosive ingredient that makes it less damaging to surfaces or equipment than conventionally prepared bleach solutions.
Clorox Healthcare™ is more convenient than other 1:10 bleach solutions such as those recommended by the CDC for infection control protocols on many dimensions. It is more stable and pleasant to use. Clorox Healthcare™ remains stable through expiration date (two years from manufacture).
OSHA has approved the use of bleach solutions as an effective means of protecting healthcare workers from the risk of contamination by bloodborne pathogens.1
Autoclaves, blood glucose monitors, IV poles, exam tables, bed railings, dialysis machines, respiratory equipment, ultrasound transducers and probes, gurneys, mammography equipment, plastic mattress covers, phlebotomy trays, reception counters, stretchers, wash basins and wheelchairs
Chairs, counters, operatory hard surfaces and light lens covers
Animal equipment, cages, fountains and clinic surfaces
Countertops, autoclaves and blood glucose monitors
Doorknobs, hand railings, changing tables, highchairs and playpens
Gross contamination (visible soil) must be cleaned up first with soap and water, then followed by use of the bleach solution for disinfecting.
OSHA requires that conventionally prepared bleach solutions be made up daily (every 24 hours) and left on the surface until the bleach has air-dried. Gross contamination (visible soil) must be cleaned up first with soap and water, followed by use of the bleach solution for disinfecting.