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Variations in Hospital Daily Cleaning Practices

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

John M. Boyce*
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Section, New Haven, Connecticut Hospital of Saint Raphael, and , the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Nancy L. Havill
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Section, New Haven, Connecticut
Abigail Lipka
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Section, New Haven, Connecticut
Heather Havill
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Section, New Haven, Connecticut
Ramo Rizvani
Affiliation:
Environmental Services Department, New Haven, Connecticut
*
Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 (jboyce@srhs.org)

Extract

Prospective observations and adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assays were used to evaluate daily cleaning practices in a university-affiliated hospital. Substantial variations were found in the amount of time spent cleaning high-touch surfaces, in the number of disinfectant wipes used in each room, and in the level of cleanliness achieved by housekeepers.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2010

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