The use of microfiber and steam technology may be seen as a novel cleaning method that can improve the outcome of cleaning. We describe its use in an intensive care setting, its impact on vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition, and the importance of ensuring adequate education of cleaning staff. Such new methods can have a significant impact on the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms, provided systems are in place to ensure that the methodology is adhered to and that cleaning hours are adequate.
Gillespie, E. E., Williams, N. C., Sloane, T., Wright, L. B., Kotsanas, D., & Stuart, R. L. (2015). Using microfiber and steam technology to improve cleaning outcomes in an intensive care unit. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(2), 177 - 179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.006