CDC compares hospital cleaning methods

Research aims at narrowing down best practices for reducing HAIs

March 23, 2016

While there is no shortage of studies looking into how to reduce hospital-acquired infections, there have been few studies that examine the effectiveness of one cleaning method over another, according to an article on the Health Facility Management website.

Duke University and the University of North Carolina have released two studies on this issue.

In one of its studies, researchers examined four cleaning strategies. The strategies included a standard cleaning process using quaternary ammonium and three enhanced strategies: quaternary ammonium plus a UV-C emitting device, bleach and bleach plus UV-C.

In another study, researchers evaluated two different monitoring strategies commonly used by hospitals to determine hospital room cleanliness.

Read the article.



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