Infection Control Today

DEC 2018

ICT delivers to infection preventionists & their colleagues in the operating room, sterile processing/central sterile, environmental services & materials management, timely & relevant news, trends & information impacting the profession & the industry

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Page 30 of 32 30 ICT December 2018 3M™ SoluPrep™ Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution 3M announces the launch of 3M™ SoluPrep™ Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution, a chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and isopropyl alcohol prep, and the frst and only FDA-approved surgical prep with sterile solution. The new solution brings 3M's expertise in polymer and adhesive technology to bear in the form of proprietary 3M™ Prep Protection Film. When this copolymer flm technology dries it forms a durable coating on the skin, helping the CHG ingredients stay on the skin where it is needed. 3M Prep Protection Film has been shown to withstand the rigors of simulated surgical conditions – including repetitive wiping – to keep the CHG active ingredient on the skin for continued antimicrobial protection against a broad range of bacteria through and beyond surgery. 3M SoluPrep Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution offers broad-spectrum bacterial quick kill, 96 hours of antimicrobial persistence and the added benefts of 3M Prep Protection Film. 3M SoluPrep Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution, featuring 3M Prep Protection Film, will be available in two sizes: 10.5 ml and 26 ml. Visit to learn more about the benefts of implementing 3M SoluPrep Film-Forming Sterile Surgical Solution, featuring 3M Prep Protection Film and refer to the posted Drug Facts for important information and Directions for Use. product locator trophon®2 high-level disinfection (HLD) system Nanosonics announces the commercial availability of its trophon®2 high-level disinfection (HLD) system for ultrasound probe decontami- nation in the United States and Canada. The new device, which prevents exposure to hazardous chemicals, offers medical professionals a smart solution that helps ensure compliance with the latest guidelines for reprocessing of surface and endocavity ultrasound probes. The system is also equipped with an automatic traceability solution that creates audit-ready digital records of each HLD cycle with the option for IT integration. Nanosonics' trophon technology is installed in more than 4,000 hospitals and facilities in North America. The automated trophon2 generates a sonically activated, supercharged hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) mist that kills drug-resistant bacteria, fungi and viruses. The device is validated for use with over 1,000 different probes across all major ultrasound companies, and offers an effective traceability solution with AcuTrace, capturing required information to create audit-ready digital disinfection records. The platform also offers the option for hospitals to integrate trophon2 into their IT systems with AcuTrace PLUS, thereby centrally storing disinfection records for easy access by the entire IT system and linking information directly to patients' electronic medical records. Applied Silver, Inc. Applied Silver, Inc. and Medline announced a long-term partnership for the supply of SilvaClean®, a silver-ion antimicrobial commercial laundry additive. The agreement makes Medline the exclusive distributor of Applied Silver's SilvaClean service to healthcare facilities in the United States and Canada through their commercial laundry providers. Bed linens, patient gowns and caregiver uniforms, curtains and carpets have been linked to the spread of HAIs. The EPA recently approved the public health claims for SilvaClean as a residual antimicrobial laundry additive to reduce post-laundry contamination with activity against Staphylococcus aureus after six hours of contact and Klebsiella pneumoniae after three hours of contact. Additionally, these claims are supported by extensive clinical data demonstrating the same. SilvaClean employs a smart patented technology platform that infuses textiles with pure silver ions during the laundry rinse cycle, where they bond with fabrics to residually kill pathogens, mold and mildew, eliminating odors, helping to remove stains and reduce static. SilvaClean chemistry is an EPA-approved laundry additive product enabled by an Internet of Things (IoT) dispensing system that leaves fabrics with residual antimicrobial properties even after laundering (e.g. in storage, during handling and in use). To submit a product for consideration in this section, send a short description and product photo to

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