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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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

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Evaluating accuracy of sampling strategies for fluorescent gel monitoring of patient room cleaning. / Rock, Clare; Small, Bryce A.; Hsu, Yea-Jen; Gurses, Ayse; Xie, Anping; Scheeler, Verna; Cummings, Stephanie; Trexler, Polly; Milstone, Aaron; Maragakis, Lisa; Cosgrove, Sara.

In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, Vol. 40, No. 7, 01.07.2019, p. 794-797.

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