Q: What was the rationale for creating this product?
The protocol for dealing with blood spills involves ensuring the spill is decontaminated first and then once this has occurred the spill is removed. This involves the following procedure: place a barrier agent around the edges of the spill. Place chlorine granules over the spill and leave for a few minutes to neutralise the blood borne pathogens. Remove the solid material with a scooper/ dustpan and dispose of it in a biohazard bag. Wipe the area with additional adsorbent towels. The entire process takes around 10 minutes and exposes the user to hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes. It is for this reason that compliance is very low with current spill kits.
Clinell Spill Wipes were created to make the entire process of dealing with blood and bodily fluid spills easier, safer and to increase compliance in this necessary yet often neglected infection control procedure.
Q: Why do bodily fluid spills require this procedure?
Blood spills or other human body fluids that occur inside or in the outside environment need to be decontaminated to prevent the potential transmission of communicable disease. The viability of blood borne pathogens on surfaces may continue for extended periods, subject to environmental conditions. For example, Hepatitis B Virus has the potential to remain viable for prolonged periods in dried blood at ambient temperature. But because of the nature of dried blood residue this is likely to pose a considerably lower risk than fresh, infected blood. Although the risk of transmitting infection is reduced as the concentration of infectious virus drops over time, no assumptions about safety should be made when blood soiled surfaces have not been decontaminated.
Q: How do you dispose of the wipes after use?
After cleaning up, it is essential to dispose of the contaminated waste safely. Clinell Spill Wipes is designed so that all items including the protective clothing worn by the user is disposed of in the product bag which can then be sealed and disposed of in the infectious waste bin.
A blood spill (or any other body fluid spill) is both distressing and potentially dangerous. Clinell Spill Wipes allows for this hazard to be dealt with quickly, efficiently and safely.
The high level disinfectant reaction comes from the generation of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide within the super absorbent pad. It is proven to kill all known micro-organisms associated with blood, vomit, urine and faecal spills. This includes hepatitis B & C, HIV, Clostridium difficile and Norovirus etc…
Clinell Spill Wipes replaces chlorine based spill kits which are time consuming and hazardous to use. It is a first of its kind and will change the way bodily fluid spills are dealt with. In summary it is a simple, quick and highly effective product which replaces the need for expensive, difficult and dangerous to use chlorine granule spill kits.