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Glutaraldehyde: Testing, Monitoring

  1. 0 What type of monitoring do you do for Glutaraldehyde? I have read a ton of literature. I want to know what actual agencies do.
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  3. Visit  shele001 profile page
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    We test every day, using test strips, to verify that the Glutaraldehyde is ok. Once a week or when we change out the Cidex, we will also do a testing of the the strips, meaning we dip 3 strips into pure cidex and then 3 strips into cidex that is diluted. This will determine if the strips we use to test the cidex are working.
  4. Visit  WaynesvilleRN profile page
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    Thanks, I've been looking at too much literature ...I need to clarify....What are you doing for monitoring ventilation and vapor levels of Glut? How are you testing to see if the vapor levels don't go above .05ppm?
  5. Visit  shele001 profile page
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    We don't test the ventilation ourselves but have clinical engineering come by monthly to do an inspection. I can't tell you exactly how they measure it but so far we haven't had any problems.
  6. Visit  WaynesvilleRN profile page
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    What kind of hood do you have? Is it a Ductless Fume Hood? Does it have built in sensors to check for Glut Vapors?
  7. Visit  shele001 profile page
    #5 0
    All the ducts are in the ceiling. I don't know all the specifics but I can try to find out
  8. Visit  WaynesvilleRN profile page
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    That's ok....Do you keep your solutions under a fume hood? if so and the ducts are in the ceiling then you have answered my question.

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