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Whiteley Corporation is a leading global innovator in infection prevention solutions. We are a family owned Australian business, who have been operating for over 85 years. Our TGA licensed manufacturing facility is based in Newcastle, NSW. Unlike many other suppliers in the infection prevention field all our research and development is conducted in Australia.
Whiteley Corporation is committed to world leading research and innovative product development in the field of hygiene, cleaning, and infection prevention and control products.
Dental workers and patients can be exposed to a range of pathogenic micro-organisms if appropriate infection prevention practices are not in place. These organisms can be transmitted through contact with contaminated objects such as instruments, equipment and environmental surfaces. Good hand hygiene practices and surface disinfection are critical in reducing the risk of contamination between dental workers and patients.
Whiteley Corporation offers a range of products suitable for creating a clean and safe environment in the dental practice setting. These products include surface cleaners, disinfectants, instrument cleaners and hand hygiene products. Recently the Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA) confirmed that VIRACLEAN® [AUST L 69000], which is manufactured by Whiteley Corporation, has “Kills Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)” added to its label.
Viraclean® was the first product approved in Australia with this disinfection claim against COVID-19. Viraclean® is a Hospital Grade Disinfectant intended for use on a wide range of healthcare surfaces which may be contaminated.
Effective surface cleaning, particularly of high touch areas (i.e. doorhandles, benchtops) combined with good hand hygiene will assist in protecting your staff and patients as we move into the winter months. Ensuring hand sanitisers are easily accessible for patients in the waiting rooms, and staff in the practice rooms will assist in minimising the risk of infection.
Whiteley Corporation’s range of hand hygiene products are manufactured in Australia and include BACTOL® Alcohol Gel antibacterial hand rub (TGA registered, AUST R 155397), the Dermalux range of hand soaps and Bactol® hand moisturiser.
Bactol® Alcohol Gel provides antibacterial hand cleansing without the need for water. It has been specially formulated with a natural emollient to replace the skin’s lipids. This helps maintain skin integrity and prevents moisture loss leaving your hands hygienic, soft and replenished. Bactol® Alcohol Gel has been developed in compliance with the EN1500 testing standard for alcohol-based hand rubs. Good hand hygiene is critical in preventing the spread of germs in dental practices.
There are 5 simple steps you can take to improve hand hygiene compliance:
1. Ensure sanitising dispensers or bottles are conveniently located.
2. Increase monitoring and surveillance.
3. Choose products staff like using.
4. Use signage to promote hand hygiene i.e. 5 moments of hand hygiene posters.
5. Encourage your team to provide feedback to each other on hand hygiene.
To download your hand hygiene support pack please visit www.whiteley.com.au/medical#Dental.
For more information on the full range of Whiteley Corporation infection prevention solutions visit www.whiteley.com.au.