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The Standard for Disinfection
Respicide GP is the standard for disinfection. It is an EPA registered single use disinfectant formulated to disinfect non-metal, heat sensitive, reusable, non-critical medical equipment. The product is packaged as two components; a fluid component consisting of 2% chlorine dioxide precursor and an activator component. One gallon of disinfecting solution is prepared by adding 4 ounces of Respicide GP solution to 124 ounces of water followed by the addition of 1 heaping tablespoon of activator. Allow 15 minutes for Respicide GP Disinfecting Solution to become effective before treating equipment. Disinfection is complete in 5 minutes at 20 C. Equipment is removed from the disinfecting solution, rinsed with water and allowed to air dry before being reused. The disinfecting solution is discarded and fresh solution is prepared for the next disinfection procedure.
Patient-ready rubber and plastic CPAP and respiratory equipment such as breathing masks, tubing, connecting adapters and canisters are devices that require cleaning and disinfection prior to reuse. These devices are considered non-critical medical devices because they normally only come in contact with intact skin. The process of disinfection for non-critical devices requires equipment to be cleaned using a validated cleaning procedure, and rinsed to remove sanitizer that could be harmful to humans. Liquid chemical germicides used to reprocess breathing masks, tubing, adapters and canisters should not alter the appearance or function of the device to be retained on equipment.
Respicide GP Disinfecting Solution was specially formulated to address the odor, staining, disinfection time and temperature and reuse issues associated with aldehyde-based products. Field trial results indicated a preference for Respicide GP Disinfecting Solution over each test site’s currently used product.
- Rapid antimicrobial activity
- No aldehyde odors
- Does not stain skin
- Proven safety
- Readily disposable
- Single use
- No test strips required