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Am J Infect Control. 2014 Mar;42(3):329-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.031.

The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: compliance, employee time, and costs.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Electronic address: tlwiem01@louisville.edu.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY.

Abstract

Cleaning and disinfection practices of environmental surfaces are critical interventions for reducing health care-associated infections. We studied the value of ready-to-use cleaning and disinfection wipes compared with the traditional towel and bucket method. When using ready-to-use wipes, we found compliance to be significantly higher, a more rapid cleaning and disinfection process, and potential cost savings. Facilities should consider these products when making environmental services product selections.

KEYWORDS:

Cleaning; Cost savings; Disinfection; Environmental services; Practice modalities

PMID:
24581022
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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