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

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Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

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 pumpspoles 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.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE