Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Evaluation of an Ethanol-Based Spray Disinfectant for Decontamination of Cover Gowns Prior to Removal

  • Sreelatha Koganti (a1), Heba Alhmidi (a1), Myreen E. Tomas (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Christopher Sass (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a3)...

Abstract

An ethanol-based spray disinfectant significantly reduced bacteriophage MS2 contamination on material from gowns meeting ASTM standard 1671 for resistance to blood and viral penetration and on a cover gown worn by personnel. Effectiveness of disinfection was affected by the type of gown material and the correctness of fit.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:364–366

Copyright

Corresponding author

Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, (curtisd123@yahoo.com).

References

Hide All
1. Tomas, ME, Kundrapu, S, Thota, P, et al. Contamination of healthcare personnel during removal of personal protective equipment. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175:19041910.
2. Guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by healthcare workers during management of patients with confirmed ebola or persons under investigation (PUIs) for ebola who are clinically unstable or have bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea in US hospitals, including procedures for donning and doffing PPE. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/guidance.html. Updated 2015. Accessed November 11, 2016.
3. Casanova, L, Rutala, WA, Weber, DJ, Sobsey, MD. Methods for the recovery of a model virus from healthcare personal protective equipment. J Appl Microbiol 2009;106:12441251.
4. ASTM International, Designation E2197: Standard quantitative disk carrier test method for determining bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, mycobactericidal, and sporicidal activities of liquid chemical germicides. ASTM International website. https://www.astm.org/Standards/E2197.htm. Published 2011. Accessed November 11, 2016.
5. ASTM F1670/F1670M-08(2014): Standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by synthetic blood. ASTM International website. https://www.astm.org/Standards/F1670.htm. Published 2014. Accessed November 11, 2016.
6. ASTM F1671/F1671M-13: Standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using phi-X174 bacteriophage penetration as a test system. ASTM International website. https://www.astm.org/Standards/F1671.htm. Published 2013. Accessed November 11, 2016.
7. Sickbert-Bennett, EE, Weber, DJ, Gergen-Teague, MF, Sobsey, MD, Samsa, GP, Rutala, WA.. Comparative efficacy of hand hygiene agents in the reduction of bacteria and viruses. Am J Infect Control 2005;33:6777.
8. Kampf, G, Grotheer, D, Steinmann, J.. Efficacy of three ethanol based hand rubs against feline calicivirus, a surrogate virus for norovirus. J Hosp Infect 2005;60:144149.
9. Casanova, LM, Teal, LJ, Sickbert-Bennett, EE, Anderson, DJ, Sexton, DJ, Rutala, WA, Weber, DJ. Assessment of self-contamination during removal of personal protective equipment for Ebola patient care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:11561161.

Evaluation of an Ethanol-Based Spray Disinfectant for Decontamination of Cover Gowns Prior to Removal

  • Sreelatha Koganti (a1), Heba Alhmidi (a1), Myreen E. Tomas (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Christopher Sass (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a3)...

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed