Candida Auris, Any Experience? How Serious is This?

Nurses General Nursing


Quick Overview of Candida auris

Candida auris fungus was first reported in 2016, but recently spread has dramatically increased. CDC is also stating that of the known infections, there's a 30-60% mortality rate

My question is, how concerning is this for healthcare professionals? Has anyone heard about this aside from in the news and/or possibly even have direct experience?

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Infection Prevention and Control for Candida auris


Follow all manufacturer's directions for use of surface disinfectants, and apply the product for the correct contact time. Some products with C. albicans or fungicidal claims may not be effective against C. auris, and accumulating data indicate that products solely dependent on quaternary ammonia compounds (QACs) are NOT effective.

List P: Antimicrobial Products Registered with EPA for Claims Against Candida Auris


  • Cavicide 1 + Wipes
  • Cavicide Bleach
  • Hydrogen Peroxide = Dagwood, Oxivir 1,
  • Sodium Hypochlorite: = Clorox's TNT, Avert Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Quaternary Ammoniums = Nugen MB5N-256
  • Isopropyl Alcohol and Quaternary Ammoniums= Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Wipes

Names of products I've seen used in my Philly area hospitals and home care






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Thank you for sharing @NRSKarenRN - that was extremely helpful! Have a wonderful day.

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