‘Time to clean’: A systematic review and observational study on the time required to clean items of reusable communal patient care equipment

@article{Scott2017TimeTC,
  title={‘Time to clean’: A systematic review and observational study on the time required to clean items of reusable communal patient care equipment},
  author={David Scott and Hayley Kane and Annette Rankin},
  journal={Journal of Infection Prevention},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={289 - 294}
}
  • David Scott, Hayley Kane, Annette Rankin
  • Published in
    Journal of infection…
    2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Infection Prevention
  • Background: Concerns have been raised over poor standards of hospital cleanliness and insufficient time for staff to clean reusable communal patient care equipment. These items may then act as vectors for the transmission of nosocomial pathogens between hospital patients. Aim: To evaluate the impact of cleaning duration on nosocomial infection rates and estimate the time required to clean care equipment in accordance with national specifications (i.e. a ‘time to clean’). Methods: A systematic… CONTINUE READING

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