Study: Cleaning Protocol Has Limited Effect on Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria
Researchers studied cultures from 32 hospital rooms from which patients with a known history of MDR A. baumannii were recently discharged. Fifteen rooms (46.9 percent) tested positive for MDR A. baumannii before terminal cleaning of the room. After cleaning, eight rooms — 25 percent — remained positive for the bacteria.
Of the 12 sites in the rooms that tested positive after cleaning, 12.5 percent were the floor, 10 percent were the call button, 9.4 percent were the door handle, 7.4 percent were the bedside table and 3.8 percent were the supply cart.
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