C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) Prevention
C Diff. (Clostridium Difficile) has the unique ability to live in a dormant spore form, making it one of the most difficult pathogens to kill. C Diff. can also live for very long periods on surfaces, and is resistant to many disinfectants.
The CDC has recommended a special procedure for C Diff. infection control. The infection control procedure is a two-step process: first general cleaning and disinfection with a quat-based disinfectant, followed by a broad-spectrum disinfection with an EPA-registered bleach product. Another important concept of this infection control procedure is to institute contact precautions in cases of C Diff., and use this special disinfection procedure only in isolated areas.
Any of Multi-Clean’s quat-based disinfectants, such as Century Q 256, Microcide TB, or Century Q Wipes, can be used effectively in the first step of the CDC’s recommended two-step procedure.
For more information on C Diff. infection control, visit the CDC website or Multi-Clean’s Clostridium Difficile Pathogen Primer. Also, be sure to check out our blog post on C Diff. Infections.