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Daily Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces in Isolation Rooms to Reduce Contamination of Healthcare Workers' Hands

  • Sirisha Kundrapu (a1), Venkata Sunkesula (a1), Lucy A. Jury (a2), Brett M. Sitzlar (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a3)...
Abstract

In a randomized nonblinded trial, we demonstrated that daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces in rooms of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization reduced acquisition of the pathogens on hands after contacting high-touch surfaces and reduced contamination of hands of healthcare workers caring for the patients.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(10):1039-1042

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Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com)
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