Evaluating accuracy of sampling strategies for fluorescent gel monitoring of patient room cleaning

Clare Rock, Bryce A. Small, Yea-Jen Hsu, Ayse Gurses, Anping Xie, Verna Scheeler, Stephanie Cummings, Polly Trexler, Aaron Milstone, Lisa Maragakis, Sara Cosgrove

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We compared the fluorescent gel removal rate using fewer high-touch surfaces (HTSs) and rooms and determined the optimum number of HTSs and rooms needed to ensure accuracy using 2,942 HTSs in 228 rooms on 13 units. Randomly selecting 3 HTS in 2 rooms predicted the optimal removal rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)794-797
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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