Use of UV powder for surveillance to improve environmental cleaning

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Ella Ariza-Heredia, Stephen Adams, Micheline Olivier, Lisa Francois, Maria Socarras, Gabriel Coro, Amos Adedokun, Theodora Pappas, Madelaine Tamayo, Regina McDade, Cameron Dezfulian

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Abstract

Commercially available UV powder was applied weekly to high-risk objects within patient rooms and inspected after 48 hours.We found a baseline cleaning rate of 41.8% that increased up to 80% (P < .001) after the institution of weekly electronic feedback (unit rates and rankings) to environmental services, hospital leadership, and unit administrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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