Vivace® Direct – May 21, 2020
Focusing on Staying Healthy……Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Vivace® and Environment
Everybody in your workspaces, offices, clinics, and spas play a key role in the prevention and spread of COVID-19. Indeed, cleaning and disinfecting play an important role when it comes to preventing any kind of infection. It is well known that the number one way to prevent the spread of infection is by proper hand hygiene, but adequate surface and equipment disinfection must be considered critical, since 80% of infectious diseases are spread by touch. Establishing policies and procedures for environmental disinfection and the reduction of environmental bio burden is part of a strong infection control and prevention plan.
When considering an environmental disinfection plan, identify surfaces and equipment that are deemed high touch, medium touch, and low touch for your specific work environment. Create a cleaning and disinfecting protocol and schedule and select the appropriate product that meets your disinfecting needs.
Selection of the cleaning products should include a review of the current cleaning agents and disinfectants used within your company. Guidelines have outlined environmental disinfection protocols that include routine cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces with a US Environmental Protection Agency-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant. Common products include but are not limited to quaternary ammonium compounds, sodium hypochlorite, phenolics, and hydrogen peroxide. All products have pros and cons for use, but it is of utmost importance to use the product following manufacturer’s recommendations for use on certain surfaces and for the correct use dilution.
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For multi-care patient use equipment, cleaning and disinfected in between each patient is recommended. As a shared device, your Vivace® also requires cleaning and disinfecting between each and every patient use.
When cleaning the unit body, handpiece or screen, first turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet and inspect your Vivace® for any foreign substances or matter and clean any visible soiled areas, if present.
To properly disinfect your device, select a hospital grade non bleach disinfecting wipe and follow manufactures recommendation for use. Make sure to read the label in its entirety, as sometimes the “surface time” can be hidden in the small print. This means, how long the surface must remain visibly wet, to get the full efficacy of your product. Make sure you allow the surface to remain wet for the longest “kill time” recommended. This might mean using more than one wipe, or multiple passes with your wipe, to assure the surface stays wet. Lastly, surface times can vary from an average of 1 minute to 5 minutes depending on the product selected. If you are unsure if you have a hospital grade disinfectant, please go to the EPA website, as they list all approved disinfectants for health care.
Never attempt to sanitize or reuse Vivace® Microneedle RF needle sets.
The Vivace Experience® is assuring not only efficacy and comfort for patients, but our commitment to practitioners on educating to the highest standards of safety and quality and promotion of best evidenced practices.
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Disclaimer: Vivace® Direct is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, medical director or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. All suggested treatment settings are for suggested use only.