Now, unlike speedy sports cars which would be considered frivolous expenditures of a man going through a mid-life crisis, I believe I’ve effectively illustrated that top performing disinfectants with rapid and realistic contact times are a necessity for effective disinfection practices in healthcare institutions. Unfortunately, what these high performance disinfectants often share with their automotive equivalents is a premium price tag. In other words, you can’t get Porsche like performance at Honda Civic prices – both in the automotive world and in the disinfectant marketplace. Therefore, the business case must be made by infection prevention and control professionals as to the importance of effective disinfectants with rapid and realistic contact times. In particular, that their increased initial cost will likely lead to cost savings in the end by means of effectively disinfecting the surfaces which will result in a reduction of healthcare acquired infections.
Next week, please join us for a discussion on the other critical element of disinfectant performance - spectrum of kill.
Hasta la vista!
Lee - The Germinator