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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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