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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1007324.pdf


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