The effectiveness of a single-stage versus traditional three-staged protocol of hospital disinfection at eradicating vancomycin-resistant Enterococci from frequently touched surfaces.

@article{Friedman2013TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a single-stage versus traditional three-staged protocol of hospital disinfection at eradicating vancomycin-resistant Enterococci from frequently touched surfaces.},
  author={N. Deborah Friedman and Aaron Lea Walton and Sarah Boyd and Christopher Tremonti and Jillian Low and Kaylene Styles and Owen Harris and David A Alfredson and Eugene Athan},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={227-31}
}
BACKGROUND Environmental contamination is a reservoir for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) in hospitals. METHODS Environmental sampling of surfaces was undertaken anytime before disinfection and 1 hour after disinfection utilizing a sodium dichloroisocyanurate-based, 3-staged protocol (phase 1) or benzalkonium chloride-based, single-stage clean (phase 2). VRE colonization and infection rates are presented from 2010 to 2011, and audits of cleaning completeness were also analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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