Due to the nature of patient care, germs and microorganisms can quickly spread in medical and dental environments. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA) have developed guidelines for sterilizing and disinfecting surfaces, including the use of EPA- and FDA-approved products.
Sterilization and Disinfecting Recommendations
For medical and dental environments:
Surfaces receiving minimal to regular contact need to be cleaned with a low-level disinfectant.
Intermediate-level disinfectants should be used for items less likely to break the skin or be exposed to mucous membranes.
Items like scalers and scalpels intended to come in contact with mucous membranes or cut through skin must first be cleaned before being heat sterilized and then going through a second chemical sterilization procedure.
Find Sterilization and Disinfecting Wipes
For low-level sterilization of your medical or dental practice, find CaviWipes™ at DuraPro Health. Ideal for operatories, surgical use and hospitals, CaviWipes by Metrex are non-woven towelettes that disinfect surfaces and kill bacteria, including drug-resistant strains, in just three minutes. Each disinfecting wipe is easy to grab from the container and can be used on non-porous surfaces and select pieces of equipment.
This low-level sterilization solution is joined by hand sanitizers, eye wear, plastic coverings, soaps, water treatments and other infection control and sterilization products, all available at low prices at DuraPro Health.
IMPORTANT: As our world continues the fight against supply chain issues, many products within this category remain nationally allocated for healthcare professionals only and may not be sold to consumers. Allocated products remain in short supply and new orders are non-cancellable and non-returnable.