Accession Number : AD1007324

Title :   Natural History of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in a New Military Medical Facility

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2009,29 Sep 2013

Corporate Author : The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States

Personal Author(s) : Lesho,Emil P

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A unique approach combines several platforms to assess BOTH the thoroughness AND the effectiveness of room cleaning in a newly constructed and opened hospital (FBCH).The former is accomplished using CDC developed protocols and an invisible dye-ultraviolet light system for sampling 17 high-touch surfaces (i.e. call buttons, bathroom hand rails, IV pumps/poles) before and after terminal room cleaning. This is incorporated into a web-based reporting and feedback system. Effectiveness of cleaning is accomplished using BOTH standard culture- based techniques AND molecular techniques - a real-time, species specific multiplex assay we have developed. Results and feedback are provided to hospital cleaning and infection control staff.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE