Paula Strassle BS, Kerri A. Thom MD, J. Kristie Johnson PhD (ABMM), Surbhi Leekha MBBS MPH, Matthew Lissauer MD FACS, Jingkun Zhu MS, Anthony D. Harris MD MPH
We evaluated the prevalence of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii environmental contamination before and after discharge cleaning in rooms of infected/colonized patients. 46.9% of rooms and 15.3% of sites were found contaminated precleaning, and 25% of rooms and 5.5% of sites were found contaminated postcleaning. 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.
The Effect of Terminal Cleaning on Environmental Contamination Rates of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii: Created on January 12th, 2013. Last Modified on January 12th, 2013
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