WOW!!! It’s hard to believe that this is the last blog for 2012. In looking back through the blogs that were written it is truly amazing to realize just how broad the range of topics was!
2012 saw the continuation of the Guest Blogger concept with eight (8) different bloggers. Each is respected in their field and lends their expertise and insight to the Talk Clean to Me Blog on topics pertaining to cleaning and disinfection. We would like thank Mark Heller (Environmental Services Specialist & B2B Consultant), Jason Tetro (The Germ Guy blog), Paul Webber (Webber Training & the global teleclass concept), Darrel Hicks (author of Infection Prevention for Dummies), Jim Gauthier (Infection Prevention & 2012 CHICA Canada President), Rick Wray (Pediatric Patient Safety & Infection Prevention), Dr. Lucas Panteleon (Veterinarian & Animal Infection Prevention), and Professor Ewen Todd (Michigan State University and Guest Blogger on the DEB Hand Hygiene Blog) for their support in 2012! We will continue to introduce you to Guest Bloggers from around the world and also hope to introduce you to some of the blogs we think are worthy of following.
We also introduced a monthly Chemistry Blog in 2012 and will continue to expand our education on chemical actives used for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of surfaces, devices and hands in 2013. The focus of the Chemistry Blogs this past year revolved around the actives most found in products uses for surface cleaning and disinfection (Quats, Chlorine, Phenols, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ozone, Alcohols, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Organic Acids, Peracetic Acid and Improved Hydrogen Peroxide). Next year, we’ll focus on the chemistries used for hand hygiene and medical device reprocessing and hope our chemical geekiness will in some way lead to frank and educational discussions around the cleaners and disinfectants that we chose and use.
To continue our infection prevention education (a true passion of mine) we will be introducing a “Bug Blog” in 2013. We have from time to time dedicated a blog to a specific bug (i.e., Norovirus, The Cold or Flu etc), based on the time of year or “exciting” events in microbiology (stay tuned for a blog on the new novel Coronavirus!) and for 2013 we want to continue this focus so we not only know about the bug, but better understand how disinfectants “attack” and “kill” the bugs we are concerned with.
Of course, we will be sure to blog about any topic or newly published science that goes with the Talk Clean To Me mandate to educate and provide you the latest resources related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces, medical devices and hands. It’s true, our commitment to providing chemical disinfectant education is more than business, it is a passion!
We would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and hope that you continue to follow us in 2013!
The Clean Freaks
Nicole and Lee