Evaluating and operationalizing an environmental auditing program: a pilot study.

  title={Evaluating and operationalizing an environmental auditing program: a pilot study.},
  author={Laura Gordon and Natalie C Bruce and Kathryn N. Suh and Virginia R Roth},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={42 7},
BACKGROUND Environmental auditing is an important tool to ensure consistent and effective cleaning. Our pilot study compared an alcohol-based fluorescent marking product and an adenosine-5'-triphosphate bioluminescence product for use in an environmental auditing program to determine which product was more practical and acceptable to users. METHODS Both products were tested on 15 preselected high touch objects in randomly selected patient rooms, following regular daily cleaning. A room was… CONTINUE READING

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