Natural History of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in a New Military Medical Facility
Technical Report,30 Sep 2011,29 Sep 2012
The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States
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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.