ClipDifferent Disinfecting Protocol

Our simple disinfecting protocol is 3rd party verified to be 100% effective on Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The following protocol was approved using the Sani-Cloth Prime Germicidal Wipe which has a one-minute wet time. Be sure to consult with your state and facility’s guidelines for which solution to use for disinfecting a non-critical patient care device and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines of wet time.

Please follow the instructions below or download this printable PDF.

After wiping the outer surfaces with a damp cloth, emptying the drawer and removing visible debris, gather the following items:

  • Preferred Hand Protection
  • One Minute Sani-Cloth Wipe (or equivalent)
  • ClipDifferent Conical Swab
  • ClipDifferent Profect Foam Swab

Step #1

After removing the drawer and putting on gloves, pick up the Profect cleaning swab and insert the foam tip facing the wipe. Gently squeeze the foam tip and wipe together, ensuring the solution is absorbed into the swab. 

Step #2

Identify the plastic ramp through the drawer opening and cycle the ClipDifferent on and off until the blade behind the faceplate is in the down position. It’s easy once you’ve done it a few times

Step #3

Then, with the foam on the swab facing up, insert it into the drawer cavity and on top of the ramp opening, pushing until it stops against the blade. Once inserted, turn the ClipDifferent on and let it cycle five times. Then turn the unit off when the blade is in the up position, but keep the swab inserted.

Step #4

You’ll then remove the wipe from the pouch, unfold it, and drape it over the ClipDifferent. Pick up the conical swab. Use this to trace the contours of the faceplate ensuring good contact with the wipe.

Step #5

With gentle pressure, wipe the unit down from top to bottom. Be sure to wipe the drawer itself, paying special attention to the lip of the drawer or anywhere else a client might come in contact with it, especially the power button and finger rest area.

Step #6

Continuously wipe the Pro ensuring all surfaces maintain a minimum of 1 minute wet time.

Step #7

Next, turn the unit on and allow the blade to cycle up and down five more times. Remove the Profect swab.

Step #8

Wipe the drawer once more and slide it back in. Please discard the Profect Swab, Conical Swab and the disinfecting wipe and let air dry.

Good Job!

And there you have it. A sanitized ClipDifferent ready for the next user.

Disinfecting protocol Video

We’ve also put together this short demonstration video below that walks you through each step.