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The impact of enhanced cleaning within the intensive care unit on contamination of the near-patient environment with hospital pathogens: a randomized crossover study in critical care units in two hospitals.

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of enhanced cleaning of the near-patient environment on the isolation of hospital pathogens from the bed area and staff hands. DESIGN: Prospective randomized crossover study over the course of 1 yr. SETTING: Intensive care units at two teaching hospitals. PATIENTS: There were 1252 patients staying during enhanced cleaning and 1331 staying during standard cleaning. INTERVENTIONS: In each of six 2-month periods, one unit was randomly selected for additional ...

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Wilson, AP More by this author
Singleton, J More by this author
Jackson, R More by this author
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Journal:
Critical care medicine
Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Pages:
651-658
Publication date:
2011-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1530-0293
ISSN:
0090-3493
URN:
uuid:5705a34c-7b28-4be9-b992-db4fdb319050
Source identifiers:
223878
Local pid:
pubs:223878

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