Effectiveness of disinfection with alcohol 70% (w/v) of contaminated surfaces not previously cleaned

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Objective: To evaluate the disinfectant effectiveness of alcohol 70% (w/v) using friction, without previous cleaning, on work surfaces, as a concurrent disinfecting procedure in Health Services. Method: An experimental, randomized and single-blinded laboratory study was undertaken. The samples were enamelled surfaces, intentionally contaminated with Serratia marcescens microorganisms ATCC 14756 106 CFU/mL with 10% of human saliva added, and were submitted to the procedure of disinfection WITHOUT previous cleaning. The results were compared to disinfection preceded by cleaning. Results: There was a reduction of six logarithms of the initial microbial population, equal in the groups WITH and WITHOUT previous cleaning (p=0.440) and a residual microbial load ≤ 102 CFU. Conclusion: The research demonstrated the acceptability of the practice evaluated, bringing an important response to the area of health, in particular to Nursing, which most undertakes procedures of concurrent cleaning /disinfecting of these work surfaces.

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Graziano, M. U., Graziano, K. U., Pinto, F. M. G., Bruna, C. Q. de M., de Souza, R. Q., & Lascala, C. A. (2013). Effectiveness of disinfection with alcohol 70% (w/v) of contaminated surfaces not previously cleaned. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 21(2), 618–623. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692013000200020

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