Using microfiber and steam technology to improve cleaning outcomes in an intensive care unit

Elizabeth E Gillespie, Natalie C Williams, Tracy Sloane, Louise B Wright, Despina Kotsanas, Rhonda Lee Stuart

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177 - 179
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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