An Overview of the Importance of Fogging Disinfection Method in the Healthcare Setups
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, Volume 35, Issue 4,
The medical device industry is a critical sector that plays a vital role in healthcare delivery. Due to the nature of the work, medical device facilities are at risk of contamination from harmful microorganisms. Fogging is an essential method of disinfection that is used to eradicate pathogens and prevent the spread of infectious diseases in medical device facilities. This paper presents an overview of the importance of fogging in the medical device industry, highlighting the benefits of fogging as a disinfection method. The paper discusses the different disinfectants that can be used for fogging, and the equipment that is required for the process. The methods of preparation of disinfectants and the different machines that are used for fogging are also described. The paper highlights the importance of monitoring the environment after fogging to ensure the effectiveness of the disinfection process. Overall, the paper emphasizes the critical role of fogging in preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the medical device industry, ensuring the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals.
- medical device industry
- patient safety
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Assess the area to be fogged: Determine the size of the area to be fogged and identify any sensitive equipment or areas that should not be treated with fogging agents.
Choose a fogging agent: Select an appropriate disinfectant that is effective against the microorganisms present in the environment.
Prepare the fogging equipment: Fill the fogging machine with the disinfectant and ensure that it is functioning properly.
Close off the area: Close off the area to be fogged to prevent the disinfectant from spreading to other parts of the facility.
Activate the fogging machine: Turn on the fogging machine and allow it to disperse the disinfectant into the air.
Wait for the disinfectant to settle: Allow the disinfectant to settle on all surfaces for the recommended contact time.
Ventilate the area: Open windows or use fans to ventilate the area and remove any remaining disinfectant fumes.
Perform post-fogging environmental monitoring: Test the environment to ensure that the disinfection process was effective and that the environment is safe for use.
ISO 14644-3 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 3: Test methods.
ISO 14644-1 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Part 1: Classification of air cleanliness by particle concentration
ISO 14698-1 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments — Biocontamination control — Part 1: General principles and methods
USP Ch<1072> Disinfectants and Antiseptics
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