a1 Research Service, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
a2 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
a3 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
In a randomized nonblinded trial, we demonstrated that daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces in rooms of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization reduced acquisition of the pathogens on hands after contacting high-touch surfaces and reduced contamination of hands of healthcare workers caring for the patients.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(10):1039-1042
(Received January 08 2012)
(Accepted April 19 2012)