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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1698-1699. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.028. Epub 2016 Aug 30.

Disinfectant sprays versus wipes: Applications in behavioral health.

Author information

1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Healthcare Epidemiology and Patient Safety Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address: tlwiem01@louisville.edu.
2
Infection Prevention and Control, Seven Counties Services, Louisville, KY.
3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Healthcare Epidemiology and Patient Safety Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
4
Infection Control Department, Stanford Healthcare, Stanford, CA.

Abstract

We evaluated the utility and usability of a spray and a wipe-based cleaner/disinfectant in a behavioral health setting where health care providers institute cleaning and disinfection procedures. The spray-based version resulted in significantly lower adenosine triphosphate readings after use compared with the wipe version. Staff surveys indicated that users preferred the spray version.

KEYWORDS:

Disinfection; Environment of care; Health care-associated infection; Patient safety

PMID:
27590110
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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