Brief Report| Volume 44, ISSUE 12, P1698-1699, December 01, 2016

Disinfectant sprays versus wipes: Applications in behavioral health

Published:August 30, 2016DOI:


      • Spray-based disinfectants may be preferable to wipe-based disinfectants in this setting, where healthcare workers have environmental services responsibilities.
      • Evaluating disinfection processes in alternate care settings is critical to ensure appropriate patient safety measures are in place.
      We evaluated the utility and usability of a spray and a wipe-based cleaner/disinfectant in a behavioral health setting where health care providers institute cleaning and disinfection procedures. The spray-based version resulted in significantly lower adenosine triphosphate readings after use compared with the wipe version. Staff surveys indicated that users preferred the spray version.

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