Control and Mitigation of Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Designing Clinical Trials to Evaluate New Materials and Technologies

@article{Sharpe2011ControlAM,
  title={Control and Mitigation of Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Designing Clinical Trials to Evaluate New Materials and Technologies},
  author={Peter A Sharpe and Michael G. Schmidt},
  journal={HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={115 - 94}
}
  • Peter A Sharpe, Michael G. Schmidt
  • Published in HERD 2011
  • Medicine
  • Hospitals clean environmental surfaces to lower microbial contamination and reduce the likelihood of transmitting infections. Despite current cleaning and hand hygiene protocols, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) continue to result in a significant loss of life and cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $45 billion annually. Stainless steel and chrome are often selected for hospital touch surfaces for their “clean appearance,” comparatively smooth finish, resistance to standard cleaners… CONTINUE READING

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