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Targeted, Daily Environmental Disinfection with Clorox Dispatch for the Prevention of Hospital-Associated Clostridium difficile and Acinetobacter Baumannii

Targeted, daily disinfection with a one-step hypochlorite solution was effective at decreasing C. difficile, but not A. baumannii in the absence of other targeted infection prevention interventions For the three months prior to the start of the study; there were 14 cases of C. difficile infection and 8,494 patient days. After the first three months of the intervention, there were 4 cases of C difficile and 8,140 patient days (P<0.001). There were 11 infections and 8,948 patient days for the second intervention period (P¼0.111). For A. baumannii infection, there were 33, 42, and 53 cases, respectively for the same numbers of patient days (P¼0.224 and P¼0.506).

Author: Wiemken T, Faughender A, Clay J, Carrico R, Ramirez J

Citation: Poster Number 2-010.

Published: 26/02/2013

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Poster Number 2-010.