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Daily Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces in Isolation Rooms to Reduce Contamination of Healthcare Workers’ Hands
Sirisha Kundrapu MD, Venkata Sunkesula MDMS, Lucy A. Jury NP, Brett M. Sitzlar BS and Curtis J. Donskey MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 10 (October 2012), pp. 1039-1042
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667730
Page Count: 4
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In a randomized nonblinded trial, we demonstrated that daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces in rooms of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization reduced acquisition of the pathogens on hands after contacting high-touch surfaces and reduced contamination of hands of healthcare workers caring for the patients.
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