Machines for clinical environments
21 February 2017
In medical and nursing establishments the knowledge that cleaning can be combined with a proven infection control programme is a vitally important factor to be taken into account when considering a machine purchase for use in a clinical environment.
To demonstrate the efficacy of the products most used in the healthcare sector from the Duplex Cleaning Machines range, the company commissioned independent tests by the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory in Birmingham.
The test Protocol covered the following organisms: Staphylococcus aureus (NCTC 10788), a gram positive bacterium that survives well in the environment; Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCTC 6749), a gram negative bacterium that may be representative of faecal contamination, and Bacillus subtilis (NCTC 10073), a sporing organism that will not be killed by the recommended cleaning methods so physical removal can be assessed. This spore may be representative of contamination with Clostridium difficile.
Duplex's machines were shown to demonstrate exceptional kill rates, especially when compared to traditional mopping methods used as a benchmark. The CERTIFIED DATA mark can be found throughout Duplex's catalogue to show the machines tested.