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How To Clean Your Radiation Protection Apron

How to Clean your Radiation Protection Apron

The Importance of Cleaning Your Apron

According to an article published by AORN, Periop Nursing Team Discovers Ringworm in X-Ray Garments; hospital staff complained of how “smelly” and “gross” their X-Ray radiation protection garments were. After further investigation, they discovered that the garments were carrying the highly contagious fungus, Ringworm. The staff quickly realized how serious this contamination issue was and addressed and implemented a regular cleaning schedule for their lead aprons and other wearables. During their routine cleanings, they would use Hydrogen Peroxide wipes to remove the unwarranted bacteria. The Periop Nursing Team then placed a high emphasis on “doing the right thing for patient and staff safety” by integrating this comprehensive x-ray garment cleaning and servicing program.

Infab Corporation understands the threat and magnitude that sanitation plays within radiation protection gear, so we created our signature line of cleaning products. Cleaning your apron should be done regularly and thoroughly to promote a sterile work environment.

Which Products Should You Use to Clean Your Apron?

Many cleaners deteriorate the color and the core material. Over time, this may also cause tearing or holes, which compromises the safety of the individual wearing the garment.

INFAB cleaning products focus on disinfection while maintaining the integrity of the garment. Our cleaners will not harm or deteriorate your garments and have been tested thoroughly with many applications.

INFAB offers Revolution Scrubbles Lead Apron Cleaner, Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Spray, and Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes.

Revolution Scrubbles Lead Apron Cleaner

INFAB Scrubbles safely rids your products of barium, blood, and other common radiology-related stains. This cleaner targets contaminants and only leaves behind a clean, citrus scent. Scrubbles was the first cleaning solution engineered for radiation protection aprons and has been one of the most popular cleaning options since its inception.

Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes

Infab has also partnered with Clorox Healthcare to create disinfectant products that work as fast as you do. The Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant Wipes are easily accessible and convenient to use. Within 30 seconds of its application, it can kill up to 34 different types of microorganisms, including those that cause more than 60% of surgical site infections (SSI’s). These wipes can be applied to radiation protection garments, as well as stainless steel, glazed tile, plastic, vinyl, and chrome.

Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Spray

In a healthcare facility environment, the presence of blood, bacteria, or other bodily fluids are present and always a safety concern. Our Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Spray helps promote cleanliness in your facility and within your garments. The Clorox Spray is a heavy-duty alternative to the Clorox Wipes, including a bristle brush to scrub bacteria and tough stains easily. This unscented and nonflammable spray is guaranteed to get the job done on any of your garments, leaving them sparkling clean.

How to Clean Your Apron

With Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes, start by scrubbing the apron in a circular motion. This helps ensure you are covering all the surface areas where bacteria may live. Continue this process until you have wiped down the entire garment.

When using the Revolution Scrubbles Lead Apron Cleaner, or the Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Spray, spray the disinfectant and scrub thoroughly in circular motions. Use the brush to give your apron a deeper clean. Continue this process until you have scrubbed the entire garment.

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