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Consider printing and displaying these quick-reference tables to ensure team members are choosing effective disinfectants for your hospital. 

Antimicrobial spectrum of disinfectants

  • This table provides the antimicrobial spectrum for selected disinfectant chemical classes, including information on suceptibility of the following organisms: 
    • Parvoviruses
    • Mycoplasmas
    • Gram positive and gram negative bacteria
    • Pseudomonads
    • Rickettsiae
    • Viruses (enveloped and non-enveloped)
    • And more.

Characterisitics of selected disinfectants

  • This table provides general information for each disinfectant chemical classes including: 
    • Oxidizing agents (peroxygen compounds and halogens)
    • Alcohols
    • Alkalis
    • Aldehydes
    • Phenols
    • Quaternary ammonium compounds

Antimicrobial activity may vary with formulation and concentration.