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Disinfecting to Prevent the Transfer of MRSA & Other Skin Pathogens in Wrestling. History of Pathogens in Athletics. Multiple infectious disease outbreaks in wrestling Bacteria Fungus Viruses Reported by outbreaks – Most disease transmissions during athletics are not reported

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history of pathogens in athletics
History of Pathogens in Athletics
  • Multiple infectious disease outbreaks in wrestling
    • Bacteria
    • Fungus
    • Viruses
  • Reported by outbreaks – Most disease transmissions during athletics are not reported
  • Football and Wrestling most commonly associated with disease transmission in athletics
  • High School Wrestling had one of the first documented deaths caused by MRSA
the prevention program includes
The Prevention ProgramIncludes…
  • Proper disinfection of wrestling mats
  • Proper handling of blood
  • Good hygiene practices among wrestlers
hygiene measures
Hygiene Measures
  • Shower after practice or competition
  • Refrain from sharing equipment, towels, razors, water bottles
  • Wash practice gear daily
  • Athletes with rashes or other potentially infectious skin infections seek medical attention
  • Do not pick, squeeze, scratch abrasions, rashes, etc.
  • No practicing or competing with skin infections
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • NEVER allow chemicals for cleaning or disinfection to be used on the skin
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If you do not have personal hygiene rules written out and demand that your wrestlers follow them, stop here.

The rest of this information will make very little difference.

chemical disinfectants low level disinfectant lld
Chemical DisinfectantsLow Level Disinfectant (LLD)

Gym Multi-Surface

Environmental Chem. Co

No Funk

MC-8

Cliff Keen

KenClean

Kennedy Inc

Whizzer

Mueller

descending order of resistance to germicidal chemicals
DESCENDING ORDER OF RESISTANCE TO GERMICIDAL CHEMICALS

SterilizationBACTERIAL SPORES

Bacillus SubtilisClostridium SporogenesMYCOBACTERIA----------------------------------------------------------HLDHigh Level Disinfection Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Var. Bovis‘TB’ NONLIPID OR SMALL VIRUSES --------------------------------------ILD Intermediate Level Poliovirus Coxsackie Virus

Hepatitis A Virus

Rhinovirus ‘Common Cold’  

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LLD Low Level

Trichophyton Spp. ‘Nail Fungus’ (Chemicals)Cryptococcus Spp.Candida Spp. ‘Yeast’

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

VEGETATIVE BACTERIA Pseudomonas AeruginosaStaphylococcus Aureus ‘Staph’Salmonella Choleraesuis ‘Gastroenteritis’

LIPID OR MEDIUM-SIZED VIRUSESHerpes Simplex Virus ‘Cold Sores’Cytomegalovirus ‘CMV’Respiratory Syncytial Virus ‘RSV’Hepatitis B Virus ‘HBV’Human Immunodeficiency Virus ‘HIV’ (Adapted From Bond & Favaro, 1991)

hard water

Hard Water

Calcium and Magnesium

(deactivate the solution)

instructions for chemical use
Instructions for Chemical Use
  • MIX Appropriately
  • USE Appropriately
  • READ and FOLLOW LABELS
descending order of resistance to germicidal chemicals1
DESCENDING ORDER OF RESISTANCE TO GERMICIDAL CHEMICALS

SterilizationBACTERIAL SPORES

Bacillus SubtilisClostridium SporogenesMYCOBACTERIA----------------------------------------------------------HLDHigh Level Disinfection Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Var. Bovis‘TB’ NONLIPID OR SMALL VIRUSES --------------------------------------ILD Intermediate Level Poliovirus Coxsackie Virus

Hepatitis A Virus

Rhinovirus ‘Common Cold’  

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LLD Low Level

Trichophyton Spp. ‘Nail Fungus’ (Chemicals)Cryptococcus Spp.Candida Spp. ‘Yeast’

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

VEGETATIVE BACTERIA Pseudomonas AeruginosaStaphylococcus Aureus ‘Staph’Salmonella Choleraesuis ‘Gastroenteritis’

LIPID OR MEDIUM-SIZED VIRUSESHerpes Simplex Virus ‘Cold Sores’Cytomegalovirus ‘CMV’Respiratory Syncytial Virus ‘RSV’Hepatitis B Virus ‘HBV’Human Immunodeficiency Virus ‘HIV’ (Adapted From Bond & Favaro, 1991)

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Electrical extension cord is needed to

  • reach all areas of the mat
  • Lamps must be replaced annually
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Kills all Germs, Viruses, and Fungi in <.25 Seconds

  • Sterilize an entire mat in less that 5 minutes
  • Easy to use, just plug in and pull
  • “Green Clean” no use of chemicals
good hygiene practices disinfected mats

Good Hygiene Practices+Disinfected Mats=

Reduced Risk for Disease Transmission or Death