Healthcare

Healthcare

TIDDOX® healthcare cloths include aged care cloths supplied into hospitals, nursing homes, aged care facilities, as well as childcare cloths supplied into schools and child care centers. Many of the products in this category are colour coded to prevent cross contamination of germs resulting in safer, cleaner and healthier environments.

MEDIUM DUTY WIPES

HEAVY DUTY WIPES


TIDDOX's healthcare cloths are used in hospitals, aged care facilities, child care centers and schools. Recognising the need for sterile environments, hygienic aged care cloths and colour coded childcare cloths are an effective way to keep surfaces clean and free of germs and bacteria. This category of products is manufactured to contain high levels of absorbency materials, and have different colours, textures and absorbency capabilities to cater for different applications, from wiping down the elderly to wiping down equipment, or absorbing unwanted daycare centre spills. Presented below is an overview of the different types of healthcare cloths that TIDDOX supplies to organisations nationwide.

To ensure the safety and health of residents in aged care facilities, clinics and hospitals, high levels of hygiene need to be maintained, and this extends to the wiping consumables used in these facilities. Disposable wipes are increasingly popular in healthcare as by disposing of the product after use is the best way to dispose of germs. This process effectively prevents the spread of germs and viruses and reduces the risk of cross-contamination of bacteria wiped off washroom, toilet and kitchen surfaces. An example of a disposable with outstanding strength and durability is the "RAG-ON-A-ROLL" . There are 200 perforated easy to tear off sheets on each roll, and not only are the tissue sheets strong and durable owing to the web netting layered within the 4-plys of paper, but they are economical and able to be easily disposed of after use. With tight budgets in most aged care and child care facilities, these SINGLE USE DISPOSABLE PAPER WIPES are TIDDOX's most economical products in terms of cost per use, making them one of the most popular aged care cloths and childcare cloths. These scrim rolls are available in either white or blue colours.

Another disposable healthcare cloth that has a low cost per use, is the JUMBO PAPER ROLL , made up of 1000 sheets of 3-ply absorbent low lint paper tissue, 380m in total length (38cm x 38cm).

The leading aged care cloth supplied into healthcare are the TIDDOX OMNIWIPES , soft white material that is highly absorbent and ideal for swabbing and patient care. Also used to wipe down surfaces in a healthcare environment, these white OMNIWIPES come in packets of 50 sheets (30cm x 60cm).

Another popular soft aged care cloth is the lint-free POLYSOFT WIPES , which are incredibly soft on the skin. These also make great childcare cloths. Available in packs of 150 pieces per bag.

Besides white coloured OMNIWIPES , TIDDOX also has a range of colour coded products. These are offered in either medium duty CLASSIC ROLL WIPES or heavy duty PREMIUM ROLL WIPES . Whilst both product ranges are equally as absorbent as each other, the primary difference between the CLASSIC MEDIUM DUTY WIPES and the PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY WIPES is their weight and thickness, with the PREMIUM WIPES approximately 50% heavier / thicker than the CLASSIC WIPES . Examples of these are

  • TIDDOX's medium duty range of CLASSIC WIPES , which are a very economical cost effective wiping option available in either a 30cm x 60cm cut pieces ( "CLASSIC-300" ) or wrapped on rolls ( "CLASSIC WIPES-ON-A-ROLL" ). Both representing excellent value for money as aged care cloths or as child care cloths.
  • TIDDOX's heavy duty aged care cloths and child care cloths are called PREMIUM "WIPES-ON-A-ROLL" . They have the same high absorption capacity as the CLASSIC range, but are thicker and heavier making them stronger and more durable. The PREMIUM range is available in either 30cm x 60cm cut pieces ( "PREMIUM-300" ) or 60cm x 60cm cut pieces ( "PREMIUM-600"). Alternatively, the PREMIUM range is also offered in roll format, namely the 45M HEAVY DUTY ROLL , comprising 90 antibacterial treated perforated cleaning pieces to extend the life of the product though reducing the growth of bacteria. .

The other variant with healthcare cloths is their size. The sizes of the aged care cloths and child care cloths starts at 30cm x 60cm, increases to 45cm x 60cm and gets as large as 60cm x 60cm . The rolls vary from 45 METRE ROLLS all the way up to 300 METRE JUMBO ROLLS . The CLASSIC JUMBO ROLL is nearly six times larger than the "CLASSIC WIPES-ON-A-ROLL" , and fits neatly into a JUMBO ROLL FLOOR DISPENSER.

If a re-usable healthcare cloth rather than a disposable wipe is to be used, it must be disinfected, washed, laundered and stored in a dry area, so as to kill any bacteria that is collected in the cloth during use. Provided reusable cloths are disinfected and sanitised after use, ideally with natural detergents that do not cause allergenic reactions, they can be a great economical cleaning alternative to disposable wipes. Reusable aged care cloths or childcare cloths should be colour coded (red, green, blue and yellow), with each colour representing a certain location or task so as to avoid cross-contamination between areas and/or tasks. Staff should not use the same colour cloth to clean multiple areas, for example, red designated items should be restricted to clean toilets should not end up in the kitchen, and similarly a green designated item should not venture beyond the kitchen area, and certainly not be used to clean washrooms. Colour-coding helps manage the risk of cross-contamination by identifying which products are used to clean different locations.

TIDDOX's MAXI WIPES are a needle punched cloth made of the same material as the above spunlaced products, however they are similar to sponges without the holes used to capture dirt particles. These healthcare cloths are used more as a quick absorbent for drying up unwanted spills on floors, counters and tables. They are made from a fast absorbing viscose material, with a soft and smooth non-abrasive texture, making them very popular in childcare centres and in aged care retirement villages where large liquid spills are frequent. The HEALTHCARE MAXI WIPES are sometimes also referred to as "J-CLOTHS ", "INDUSTRIAL WIPES " or "SUPER WIPES " are also colour coded and are available in Orange, Yellow, Red, Green and Blue.

If you are looking for a larger version of these aged care cloths or childcare cloths, then the ORANGE SUPERMAX will provide you with greater absorption and a much wider surface area. The large surface area of the SUPERMAX is nearly twice as thick and twice as large as the MAXI WIPES , with added viscosity for extra quick absorption. All of these healthcare cloths have a long life as they are washable and reusable, making them a very economical.

The benefits of colour coding aged care cloths and childcare cloths is that it clearly designates certain colour materials for specific purposes to prevent cross-contamination of bacteria. The same colour product should not be used for multiple tasks or in multiple areas, for example, a blue fabric can be used to clean general purpose low risk areas such as furniture and desks, but then red fabrics can be dedicated to high risk germ areas such as bathrooms and toilets to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

TIDDOX also has a range of microfibre based healthcare cloths, ranging from the low linting MICROMAX to the more general purpose thicker GENERAL PURPOSE MICROFIBRE CLOTHS . The MICROMAX is ideal for use in applications involving polishing or cleaning of glass or equipment, as it is low linting, smooth, non-abrasive and very absorbent. This popular healthcare cloth comes in packs of 10 scratch resistant smooth pieces. They are washable and reusable, and above all the MICROMAX is also very economical.

Healthcare equipment cleaning is best done using a low lint or lint free wiper, such as the TIDDOX, INDUSTRO WIPES . These are packaged in a flat sheet format and are made from the same woodpulp material composition as the SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPES , both of which are manufactured from a wood pulp polyester blended material and as such are highly absorbent and relatively low linting. They both work well with solvents and chemicals, meaning they will not easily fall apart, or tear. They both are often used to clean equipment or glass due to the low linting features associated with these wipers. The main difference is that the former is nearly twice the size of the latter, and smooth on both sides, whereas the latter has a courser texture on one side to assist in removing more stubborn grease and dirt.

For tougher wiping challenges, the low linting WHITE RHINO ROLLS are 220 perforated wipes-on-a-roll that are strong, durable and absorbent. The "Big Daddy" of the RHINO ROLLS is the JUMBO BLUE RHINO ROLL , 151 meters in length, perforated every 31.5cm to give 475 easy tear-off thick, absorbent wipers, ideal for use with solvents, grease and stubborn grime. Both RHINO ROLLS are made of low linting materials and best suited to heavy duty tasks requiring a low linting wiper that is solvent resistant and can be used to clean away oils, grease and other solvents. Whilst these two are in roll format, this hard wearing, tough polypropylene wiper also comes in a pop-up box version, which is portable and called INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES . As the name indicates, TIDDOX's collection of INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES comprises strong, durable products specifically engineered for higher performance.

Above represents the healthcare cloth range, and outlines the wide range and variation of childcare cloths and aged care cloths that TIDDOX produces. Please feel free to contact our central number 1300 84 33 69 or email us at sales@tiddox.com.au with any questions you may have and one of our team members will be glad to assist you.

TIDDOX® products have been colour coded to ensure that these items are not used in multiple areas or for different tasks, therefore reducing the risk of cross-infection resulting in safer, cleaner and healthier environments. 

  • Green - Kitchen Areas:  Food preparation and food service areas, as well as bar areas.
  • Blue - General Cleaning: Low risk cleaning (such as dusting, glass, mirrors, windows).
  • Red/Pink - Bathroom Areas: High germ areas (such as restrooms, floors, toilets, urinals).
  • Yellow - Low Risk Areas: Low risk infection applications (such as sinks, counters, washroom surfaces) and specialty applications.

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