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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This Device​​​​ Evaluation webcast is being made available to the general public. Con​​tact us to learn about everything the Device Evaluation group can do for your organization.

​​This webcast was held on March 22, 2023​​​. A recording of the event appears below.


Overview

To stay ahead of evolving infection control challenges, facilities must continually refi​​ne their environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures. During our March 22, 2023, webcast, ECRI experts provided actionable recommendations on how to enhance cleaning and disinfection processes. Specifically, we explored:

  • The chain of infection and how effective environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures can help break it
  • How to select an effective EPA-registered disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2, Clostridioides difficile, Candida auris, and bloodborne pathogens
  • The importance of staff training on cleaning and disinfection procedures and performance feedback
  • Common mistakes to avoid​

​​​Presenters

  • Jason Launders, Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI​
  • Amanda Sivek, PhD, Principal Project Engineer I, Device Evaluation, ECRI
  • Ericka L. Kalp, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Consulting, ECRI
  • Hillary Hei, ​MPH, CIC, LSSGB,​ HEM, Infection Preventionist, ECRI

Webcast Recordng

 

View a recording from the March 22, 2023, live-streamed lab webcast, "Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection: Break the Chain of Infection." Length: 0:00.

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Additional Resources

​​​Disinfectant Concentrations for EPA's Lists of Products Effective against Various Healthcare-Associated Pathogens

These tables supplement EPA's lists by adding disinfectant concentrations, to help ensure you're using an effective disinfectant at a sufficient concentration to kill these pathogens.

Ease-of-Reprocessing​ Assessment Tool 

Assess how easy device reprocessing is to perform in your facility using this downloadable Excel tool, which includes separate assessments for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. ​​​Use the tool​ (Access requires ECRI membership.)

Evaluation Backgrounds

See ratings for the device models we've tested, and learn more about the technology and our Evaluation test protocol.

Disinfection Technology Briefings

We assess the suitability of each device type for various healthcare and non-healthcare settings, and determine the strength of the evidence to support its use.

For comparative tables providing a snapshot of our assessment of these and many other large- and small-area environmental disinfection technologies, see our Technology Background.

Guidance Articles​

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

Infection Reduction Technologies: The Essentials

A collection of ECRI Evaluations, guidance articles, tools, and other resources associated with infection reduction technologies.​​​​

Topics and Metadata

Topics

Biomedical Engineering; Infection Control

Caresetting

Ambulatory Care Center; Emergency Department; Hospital Inpatient

Clinical Specialty

 

Roles

Allied Health Personnel; Biomedical/Clinical Engineer; Risk Manager; Infection Preventionist; Environmental Services Manager

Information Type

Webinar

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UMDNS

SourceBase Supplier

Product Catalog

MeSH

ICD 9/ICD 10

FDA SPN

SNOMED

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Publication History

​Published March 23, 2023

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