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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Jan 1;44(1):120-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.08.016. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Improving operating room cleaning results with microfiber and steam technology.

Author information

1
Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit, Monash Health, Clayton, Australia. Electronic address: elizabeth.gillespie@monashhealth.org.
2
Infection Control and Epidemiology Unit, Monash Health, Clayton, Australia.
3
Perioperative Services, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

Microfiber and steam technology is a novel cleaning method that has advantages for clinical applications. We describe its use in the operating room. The benefits include improved cleaning for every patient regardless of known or perceived risk, occupational health and safety advantages, and reduced cost of cleaning, allowing for expansion of cleaning activity without the need for additional human resources. Continuous surgical site infection surveillance demonstrated that infections remained at previously low levels.

KEYWORDS:

Environmental cleaning; Microfiber and steam technology; Operating room; Surgical site infection

PMID:
26476495
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2015.08.016

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