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Am J Infect Control. 2011 Jun;39(5):433-435. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.10.016.

Randomized double-blind crossover trial of ultraviolet light-sanitized keyboards in a pediatric hospital.

Author information

1
Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, WA.
2
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA.
3
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
4
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
5
Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, WA; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: danielle.zerr@seattlechildrens.org.

Abstract

The effectiveness of ultraviolet light disinfection of keyboards was assessed in the intensive care unit and emergency department of a pediatric hospital. Ultraviolet light disinfection was 67% effective (95% confidence interval, 46%-87%) in eliminating bacterial contamination as measured by quantitative bacterial culture.

PMID:
21624637
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2010.10.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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