The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: compliance, employee time, and costs

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Mar;42(3):329-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.031.


Cleaning and disinfection practices of environmental surfaces are critical interventions for reducing health care-associated infections. We studied the value of ready-to-use cleaning and disinfection wipes compared with the traditional towel and bucket method. When using ready-to-use wipes, we found compliance to be significantly higher, a more rapid cleaning and disinfection process, and potential cost savings. Facilities should consider these products when making environmental services product selections.

Keywords: Cleaning; Cost savings; Disinfection; Environmental services; Practice modalities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Disinfectants / administration & dosage*
  • Disinfection / methods*
  • Disinfection / statistics & numerical data*
  • Environmental Microbiology*
  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Care Costs / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Time Factors


  • Disinfectants