Efficacy of manual cleaning and an ultraviolet C room decontamination device in reducing health care–associated pathogens on hospital floors

Published on Jan 1, 2018in American Journal of Infection Control1.971
· DOI :10.1016/j.ajic.2017.10.025
Aishat Mustapha2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Case Western Reserve University),
Heba Alhmidi6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 2 AuthorsCurtis J. Donskey49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Case Western Reserve University)
Recent studies suggest that floors may be an underappreciated source for transmission of health care–associated pathogens. However, there are limited data on the effectiveness of current cleaning and disinfection methods in reducing floor contamination. We demonstrated that manual postdischarge cleaning by environmental services personnel significantly reduced floor contamination, and an automated ultraviolet C room disinfection device was effective as an adjunct to manual cleaning.
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