A Quantitative Approach to Defining "High-Touch" Surfaces in Hospitals.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Jun 22;
Authors: Huslage K, Rutala WA, Sickbert-Bennett E, Weber DJ
Fifty interactions between healthcare workers and patients were observed to obtain a quantifiable definition of "high-touch" (ie, frequently touched) surfaces based on frequency of contact. Five surfaces were defined as high-touch surfaces: the bed rails, the bed surface, the supply cart, the over-bed table, and the intravenous pump.
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