- Validation and Comparison of Three Adenosine Triphosphate Luminometers for Monitoring Hospital Surface Sanitization: a Rosetta Stone for Adenosine Triphosphate Testing
The goal of this study was to validate and compare 3 commercially available ATP luminometry, swab, rapid-test systems for use in hospital surface sanitization testing. Regulatory agencies may consider this a point-of-care laboratory test.
- CDC Infection Control Recommendations for SARS and Coronavirus - Also: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV
More info on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
CDC issued a supplement that outlines infection control recommendations for prevention of SARS-Coronavirus transmission in healthcare, household, and community settings.
- Influence of Biofilms by Chemical Disinfectants and Mechanical Cleaning
Though this piece covers biofilm-removal in medical/dental devices, it highlights an important fact: old-fashioned scrubbing is sometimes the best "intervention" when it comes to biofilm.
- Reduction of Clostridium difficile Environmental Contamination Through Active Intervention to Improve Cleaning Practices
Study suggests "optimal disinfection is achieved by working closely with housekeepers."
- Understanding and Preventing Transmission of Healthcare-Associated Pathogens Due to the Contaminated Hospital Environment
Substantial scientific evidence has accumulated indicating that contamination of environmental surfaces in hospital rooms plays an important role in the transmission of several key healthcare-associated pathogens.
- CDC Guidelines for CRE
A common reason given for finding environmental contamination with an MDRO was the lack of adherence to facility procedures for cleaning and disinfection.
- Significance of Fomites in the Spread of Respiratory and Enteric Viral Disease
The goal of this article was to use existing published literature to assess the significance of fomites in the transmission of viral disease by clarifying the role of fomites in the spread of common pathogenic respiratory and enteric viruses.
- How Long Do Nosocomial Pathogens Persist on Inanimate Surfaces?
The most common nosocomial pathogens may well survive or persist on surfaces for months and can thereby be a continuous source of transmission if no regular preventive surface disinfection is performed.
- The Effect of Terminal Cleaning on Environmental Contamination Rates of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii
Cleaning significantly decreased environmental contamination of A baumannii; however, persistent contamination represents a significant risk factor for transmission. Further studies on this and more effective cleaning methods are needed.
- Validation and Comparison of Three Adenosine Triphosphate Luminometers for Monitoring Hospital Surface Sanitization: a Rosetta Stone for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Testing
The application of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) luminometry for monitoring sanitized hospital surfaces is an evolving infection control practice. The goal of this study is to validate and compare 3 commercially available ATP luminometry, swab, rapid-test systems for use in hospital surface sanitization testing. Regulatory agencies may consider this a point-of-care laboratory test; it is therefore imperative that validation criteria are established.