For Merhicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Auresu (MRSA)
This is a guideline for using Sporicidin® in the cleaning and disinfecting of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) contamination in commercial, institutional and home environments. This guide may be superseded by local regulations.
MRSA is a drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that can be found in schools, homes, workplaces, and wherever people gather. It can invade the body through a wound, by skin contact with an infected person from contaminated surfaces. It can be found on towels, countertops, computers, athletic equipment, and even used bars of soap.
MRSA contamination requires thorough cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, with special attention paid to common-use areas where cross-contamination is most likely to occur. Sporicidin® Disinfectant products contain active ingredients that are EPA-registered to kill MRSA organisms and other disease-causing bacteria, viruses, tuberculosis, mold and mildew. All Sporicidin® Disinfectant products contain a combination of surfactants that instantly dissolve the soil and biofilm on which bacteria live. Sporicidin® Disinfectants are EPA-registered to provide up to 6 months of bacteriostatic (self-sanitizing) residual protection to prevent cross-contamination by killing germs at the source.
(See Sporicidin EPA-approved product labels for additional information on use and application methods)
Recommended cleaning materials:
Effective Sporicidin products:
Procedures to Disinfectant MRSA Contaminated Areas
All surfaces and materials within the affected area should be cleaned and thoroughly disinfected with Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution, Disinfectant Spray or Disinfectant Towelettes, with special attention paid to common use areas where MRSA can be easily spread through direct contact with others. Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution can be applied to surfaces with saturated towels or sponges, as well as by spraying or misting with a mechanical device, such as trigger sprayer or pressure sprayer. Fogging should be used as an adjunct to disinfecting large areas or rooms (See Sporicidin EPA-Approved Fogging Bulletin #301).
Pre-clean: Apply Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution, Disinfectant Towelettes, or use Sporicidin® Enzyme Mold Stain Cleaner to remove organic contamination, soil, and debris from surfaces. Wipe with clean towel or sponge.
Disinfection: Completely wet pre-cleaned surfaces with Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution or Disinfectant Towelettes and allow to remain for 10 minutes to kill the MRSA bacteria.
Areas for special attention include:
Synthetic carpets, rugs, curtains and upholstery – To clean manually, spray Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution onto carpet or fabric and wipe clean with cloth or sponge. For machine cleaning, apply product in accordance with machine manufacturer’s guidelines. Natural fabrics, rugs, curtains and upholstery – Clean in accordance with manufacture’s guidelines.
Clothing, linens and other personal fabrics – Launder contaminated articles per garment label instructions. NOTE: Laundry machines should be disinfected after washing contaminated materials by spraying the tub, agitator, splash seal and surfaces with Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution, allow to remain for 10 minutes, and allow to air dry.
Tanned leather materials – Clean materials by wiping the surfaces with a cloth lightly moistened with Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution or Sporicidin Disinfectant Towelettes, and allow to air dry. Suede and Nu-buck leather material – Clean according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Concrete, cinder block, wood, plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) – Clean by applying Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution directly to the surface and allow to remain for 10 minutes, then allow to air dry.
HVAC internal duct surfaces and components should be cleaned in accordance with industry guidelines. External ductwork surfaces, grills, grates and registers should be cleaned and disinfected with Sporicidin®.
Disinfection of Equipment, Tools & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
All tools, equipment and individual personal protective equipment used in the clean up of MRSA contaminated areas should be cleaned and disinfected using Sporicidin prior to removal from the contaminated area.
Disposal of Infectious Materials
Soiled cleaning materials, such as paper towels, cloths, sponges and mop heads, should be placed in trash bags, sealed with duct tape, and discarded in the regular trash. Sporicidin® products can be disposed of by pouring the liquid down the regular sewer drain and discarding the empty container in the regular trash. Follow local regulations.
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