Ultraviolet powder versus ultraviolet gel for assessing environmental cleaning

Luisa Munoz-Price, Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino, Kristopher Arheart

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Abstract

We compared cleaning rates associated with use of a white ultraviolet (UV) powder versus a transparent UV gel among units with various degrees of previous experience with UV powder. The study outcome was the presence of discordant cleaning (removal of powder without the removal of gel, or vice versa). We found higher frequency of discordance in high-experience units (31%) than in no-experience units (8%) (P<001). In 92% of discordant findings, the powder was removed but not the gel (P<.001). These findings suggest preferential cleaning of visible UV targets among units with high levels of previous experience with powder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

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Ultraviolet powder versus ultraviolet gel for assessing environmental cleaning. / Munoz-Price, Luisa; Fajardo-Aquino, Yovanit; Arheart, Kristopher.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.02.2012, p. 192-195.

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Munoz-Price, Luisa ; Fajardo-Aquino, Yovanit ; Arheart, Kristopher. / Ultraviolet powder versus ultraviolet gel for assessing environmental cleaning. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 192-195.
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