Daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces in isolation rooms to reduce contamination of healthcare workers' hands.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;33(10):1039-42
Authors: Kundrapu S, Sunkesula V, Jury LA, Sitzlar BM, Donskey CJ
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.
PMID: 22961024 [PubMed - in process]