General comments on disinfectants used in the hospital.
- For routine cleaning and disinfecting, the VHC uses quaternary ammonium compounds (HDQ).
- In areas at high risk for infectious disease contamination (e.g. ICU, emergency and isolation), accelerated hydrogen peroxide is used.
- For a reference that assesses the use of appropriate disinfectants for specific infectious agents, visit http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Infection_Control/disinfectant-resources-for-veterinarians.php.