To investigate antibacterial and antifungal effectiveness of orthophenylphenol (Fumispore, LCB, La Salle, France) with a new administration method in healthcare environments. Materials and methods: This study was performed in 3 units of the Dicle University Hospital. Surface swab and ambient air samples were collected just before the application of Fumispore and 6 h later. All samples were inoculated onto plate count agar and Sabouraud dextrose agar. The total aerobic colony count (ACC) was determined by using the standard method based on quantitative bacterial measurement. Results: In total, 30 surface swabs and 6 ambient air samples were collected. The mean values of the total ACC were determined on surface swabs: 12.1 colony CFU/cm2 for total microorganisms and 2.9 CFU/cm2 for fungi before application, and 1.6 CFU/cm2 for total microorganisms and 0.4 CFU/cm2 for fungi after application. The mean values of the total ACC were detected in ambient air samples: 258 CFU/m3 for total microorganisms and 208 CFU/m3 for fungi before application, and 20 CFU/m3 for total microorganisms and 15 CFU/m3 for fungi after application. Conclusion: The total ACC values obtained before and after applications have shown that orthophenylphenol (Fumispore) is suitable for adequate disinfection in healthcare environments.
Orthophenylphenol, disinfection, disinfectant, total aerobic colony count, ambient air, surface swab, environmental sample
TEKİN, ALİCEM; DAL, TUBA; SELÇUK, CAFERİ TAYYAR; DEVECİ, ÖZCAN; TEKİN, RECEP; METE, MAHMUT; DAYAN, SAİM; and HOŞOĞLU, SALİH
"Orthophenylphenol in healthcare environments: a trial related to a new administration method and a review of the literature,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 43:
5, Article 21.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol43/iss5/21