Guidance for Decontamination of the Built Environment:
Cleaning, Disinfection, Worker Protection, and Post Cleaning and Remediation Assessment
More info on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.
CDC issued a supplement that outlines infection control recommendations for prevention of SARS-Coronavirus transmission in healthcare, household, and community settings.
Though this piece covers biofilm-removal in medical/dental devices, it highlights an important fact: old-fashioned scrubbing is sometimes the best “intervention” when it comes to biofilm.
Substantial scientific evidence has accumulated indicating that contamination of environmental surfaces in hospital rooms plays an important role in the transmission of several key healthcare-associated pathogens.
Study suggests “optimal disinfection is achieved by working closely with housekeepers.”
A common reason given for finding environmental contamination with an MDRO was the lack of adherence to facility procedures for cleaning and disinfection.
The most common nosocomial pathogens may well survive or persist on surfaces for months and can thereby be a continuous source of transmission if no regular preventive surface disinfection is performed.
The goal of this article was to use existing published literature to assess the significance of fomites in the transmission of viral disease by clarifying the role of fomites in the spread of common pathogenic respiratory and enteric viruses.
Abstract Background In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ceased additional payment for hospitalizations resulting in complications deemed preventable, including several health care-associated infections. We sought to understand the impact of the CMS payment policy on infection prevention efforts. Methods …
Abstract Microbial cells are able to adhere to surfaces and through an exo-polymeric matrix they establish microbial communities known as biofilms. This form of immobilised biomass can be responsible for heat and mass transfer limitations in industrial processes and be a source of contamination and …