Focus: Infection Control

Cleaning strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infections

February 13, 2017

Enhanced disinfection techniques can reduce hospital-acquired infections, according to an article on the Psychiatry Advisor website.


A study evaluated four strategies for enhanced terminal room disinfection:


• Quaternary ammonium disinfectant (except C difficile, for which bleach was used)

• UV (ultraviolet): Reference + UV (except C difficile, for which bleach + UV were used)

• Bleach

• Bleach + UV


Pathogens was reduced by 30 percent when UV was added. There was no statistically significant difference in either the bleach alone or in the bleach with UV group.


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