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Equipment Malfunction Associated with Use of Cleaning or Disinfecting Solutions

Purpose:

To prevent damage to equipment while cleaning or disinfecting in a healthcare setting.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

complications, administration

ICD-10:

T81.9

Description:

Cleaning and disinfecting solutions contain a number of chemicals that may damage delicate equipment. Incorrect use of cleansers or disinfectants can destroy equipment and harm patients or healthcare providers. The exposure to chemicals may be intentional (cleaning the device) or accidental (splashing a liquid nearby).

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