Evaluation of environmental cleaning of patient rooms: Impact of different fluorescent gel markers

Clare Rock, Anping Xie, Jennifer Andonian, Yea-Jen Hsu, Patience Osei, Sara Keller, Ayse Gurses, Polly Trexler, Lisa Maragakis, Sara Cosgrove

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Abstract

In this systematic evaluation of fluorescent gel markers (FGM) applied to high-touch surfaces with a metered applicator (MA) made for the purpose versus a generic cotton swab (CS), removal rates were 60.5% (476 of 787) for the MA and 64.3% (506 of 787) for the CS. MA-FGM removal interpretation was more consistent, 83% versus 50% not removed, possibly due to less varied application and more adhesive gel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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