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The Role of Environmental Cleaning in the Control of Hospital-Acquired Infection

June 23, 2010

Abstract   Increasing numbers of hospital-acquired infections have generated much attention over the last decade. The public has linked the so-called ‘superbugs’ with their experience of dirty hospitals but the precise role of environmental cleaning in the control of these organisms remains unknown. Until cleaning …

Mopping Up MRSA

February 25, 2009

Editorial Note: The following are excerpts from a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Dancer.   Why the debate about MRSA and hospital cleaning? “There is no evidence” – cleaning has never been regarded as an evidence-based science Aesthetic considerations make cleaning difficult to assess No way …

Importance of the environment in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition: the case for hospital cleaning

March 3, 2008

Abstract In the UK, we continue to debate the importance of hospital cleaning in relation to increasing numbers of patients acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, there is little direct evidence for the effectiveness of cleaning because it has never been afforded scientific status. Hospital …