TECcare® PROTECT is a disinfectant/antiseptic technology. It’s intended for use as a skin antiseptic and offers safe, effective, user friendly hand and skin cleansing, disinfection and sanitation in the healthcare industry. The TECcare® PROTECT technology is based on the quaternary ammonium compound benzalkonium chloride (BAC) with an adjuvant effect that enhances its antimicrobial efficacy.
TECcare® PROTECT has undergone extensive testing at independent, accredited laboratories and has demonstrated that the performance of its products is at least equivalent to alcohol based hand rubs. TECcare® PROTECT products offer broad spectrum efficacy and are effective against non-enveloped viruses which is something that few alcohol based hand rubs can claim. See Table 1 for details of the antimicrobial efficacy testing that TECcare® PROTECT products have passed
TECcare® PROTECT products are specifically designed to reduce the risk of infection, cross infection, cross contamination, spoilage etc. which occurs because of contact via the hands and skin. Products are available in four formats…
Hand sanitising foam rub:
Hand wash: 1000mL cartridge for wall mounted dispenser where running water is available – perfect for industrial use and areas where hand hygiene is essential, e.g. hospitals and care homes etc
Skin wash: 1000mL cartridge for wall mounted dispenser – ideal in place of soap/shower gel/shampoo. TECcare® PROTECT skin wash decolonises, cleans and conditions the skin and hair and is intended for all over body use.
Skin cleansing / sanitising wipes: 100% biodegradable spun viscose wipes supplied in a convenient pouch. Ideal for the removal of dirt and organic matter from the hands, face and skin when on the move or in situations where normal skin washing is not possible. All TECcare® PROTECT products are fully compliant with all current legislation including the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive.
TECcare® PROTECT kills microorganisms by simultaneously attacking multiple microbial structures and components which are all essential to life. The result is a rapid microbial kill of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Why… Hand hygiene is so crucial in the healthcare industry. For example, within hospitals up to 40% of infections have been attributed to cross infection via the hands of healthcare workers and hand hygiene within healthcare is a key focus for the World Health Organisation (WHO).
TECcare® PROTECT products interrupt the key transmission pathway of the hands (skin) by reducing the bioburden (i.e. number of microbes present) on the skin to its lowest possible level. This reduces the risk of infection, cross infection, contamination, spoilage etc. that may occur because of skin contact.
Where… In situations where skin and/or hand hygiene are of paramount importance and where effective hand washing and/or skin cleansing is not possible, TECcare® PROTECT products offer a very viable and highly effective alternative of skin and hand hygiene.
When… To get the best results TECcare® PROTECT should be used frequently, i.e. at every point where you would normally sanitise your hands with a gel or rub, simply substitute TECcare® PROTECT products into your hand sanitising protocol. Frequent and thorough hand sanitation with TECcare® PROTECT will ensure you get the best out of the product and your skin remains as clean as possible for as long as possible.
How… TECcare® PROTECT products are very simple to use and will fit seamlessly into your existing hand sanitation/skin cleansing protocols with little or no training required. Where your staff are already trained in the six-step hand sanitizing technique there is no need for additional training.
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