Daily Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces in Isolation Rooms to Reduce Contamination of Healthcare Workers' Hands

Research Service, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 4.18). 10/2012; 33(10):1039-42. DOI: 10.1086/667730
Source: PubMed


In a randomized nonblinded trial, we demonstrated that daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces in rooms of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization reduced acquisition of the pathogens on hands after contacting high-touch surfaces and reduced contamination of hands of healthcare workers caring for the patients.

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