Wet wipes on the market can be roughly divided into three categories
Posted by Admin | 24 Jun
1. Ordinary wipes (no bactericidal effect)
2. Sanitary wipes (the killing rate of bacteria is greater than 90%)
3. Disinfecting wipes (to meet the disinfection requirements)
Ordinary wet wipes and sanitary wet wipes are disposable sanitary products and are managed according to GB15979. Since the purpose of using wet wipes in medical institutions is to remove and kill pathogenic microorganisms that may cause hospital infections, disinfectant wipes must be used.
Detail 1: Pay attention to the composition and effect of disinfectant wipes
The ingredients determine the disinfecting effect of disinfecting wipes. In order to achieve the effects of sterilization and disinfection required by the product, the added ingredients of each brand of wet wipes are also different. Therefore, when choosing, you should pay attention to the added ingredients on the product label. If the label is vague or the ingredients and content are not suitable, do not purchase. For general surface disinfection, most medical institutions currently use surface disinfection wipes containing 0.2% quaternary ammonium salt as the main disinfection component recommended in the "2012 Technical Specifications for Disinfection of Medical Institutions". For the disinfection effect of surface disinfection wipes, please refer to the product test reports issued by the CDCs of various provinces in China.
Detail 2: Pay attention to tightness
Buying disinfectant wipes also depends on the packaging of the product. The packaging of bagged disinfectant wipes should be sealed and free of damage; the packaging of boxed and canned disinfectant wipes should also be complete and free of damage. Once the packaging is poorly sealed or damaged, bacteria can penetrate deep into the wipes, reducing the effectiveness of the wipes' sterilization and disinfection effect. In addition, after taking the disinfectant wipes, the sealing strip should be attached immediately to avoid high temperature or direct sunlight, which will cause the disinfectant wipes to dry and affect the use effect. Therefore, in addition to airtightness, packaging safety during use should also be considered. The double-layer airtight measures can prolong the service cycle and use effect.
Detail 3: Pay attention to the feel and smell
Different brands of disinfectant wipes vary greatly in feel and smell. Some wipes are dense, some are soft, some have a pungent smell, and some have little or no smell. It is recommended to choose disinfectant wipes that are soft and thick to the touch, which are not easy to scratch or leave debris; choose disinfectant wipes without fragrance and irritating odor, so these types of wipes have less added ingredients and less irritation to the respiratory tract.
Detail 4: Thickness of Disinfecting Wipes
The thickness of wet wipes is one of the criteria for judging the quality of wet wipes. It is generally believed that thick wet wipes have better hand feel and stronger usability, while thin wet wipes are easier to tear during use, affecting their cleaning and disinfection capabilities. For the thickness test of disinfectant wipes, we judge by visual observation combined with hand feel.
Detail five: product quality
Product quality not only refers to the net weight of a single piece of wet wipes, but also includes the weight of the paper, water content and additives of the disinfecting wipes. You can first weigh the disinfectant wipes just taken out to see the quality of a single piece, and then dry the wipes and weigh them to obtain the data on the amount of water (disinfectant) in the wipes. The amount of water (disinfectant) is directly related to the disinfection effect, action time and service life.
Detail six: product wear resistance
Disinfecting wipes must be wear-resistant to have a good cleaning and disinfection effect without leaving debris. The following test method can be used: Wipe the disinfectant wipes on a certain plane repeatedly, and compare the degree of fluff on the surface of the disinfectant wipes.
Detail seven: product moisturizing type
Moisturizing not only refers to the water content of the disinfectant wipes, but a good disinfectant wipe can leave a protective film on the surface after wiping, so that the disinfectant can fully function and has a certain delayed antibacterial property. Therefore, when using, the manufacturer should be asked to issue a suggestion for the wiped area to achieve the effect of correct disinfection.
Detail 8: Pay attention to product information
Pay attention to the product information of disinfectant wipes before purchasing. Including production date, manufacturer, factory address, telephone number, shelf life, active ingredients, production batch number, hygiene license number, implementation hygiene standard number, instructions for use and precautions, etc. These can also understand the quality and credibility of the product from the side. Do not purchase if you find information about a product unclear or intentionally vague.
Detail 9: Pay attention to product specifications
Product specifications for disinfecting wipes refer to the length and width of a single wipe. For users, at the same price, the larger the area of wet wipes is, the more cost-effective it is. Therefore, you can pay attention to this information to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the product.
Detail ten: pay attention to irritation
Be careful not to use disinfectant wipes directly on the eyes, middle ear and mucous membranes. It is recommended to wear gloves when using disinfectant wipes to avoid secondary pollution and reduce contact with disinfectants. If there is respiratory discomfort, etc., it is necessary to re-evaluate the irritation resistance of the disinfectant wipes, and then decide whether to choose other brands of disinfectant wipes.