from Gaida et al. 2013
published in Dialyse aktuell 17(3):133-137

Spendersysteme f├╝r Desinfektionswischt├╝cher. Untersuchung zur mikrobiellen Kontamination

The outer lids of dispensing systems pose a high risk of cross-contamination

In the study, 98 refillable wipe dispenser systems were examined for microbiological contamination on the surfaces of the outer dispensing lid, the dispensing lid inside and after emptying from the bucket bottom. The outer surfaces of withdrawal lids are 98% contaminated and pose a high risk of cross-contamination. The insides of the extraction lids and the bottom of the buckets were contaminated in one facility. There, it was found that the dispensing systems were not properly reprocessed.