Combining detergent/disinfectant with microfibre material provides a better control of microbial contaminants on surfaces than the use of water alone

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Robertson A, Barrell M, Maillard J-YSummaryThe use of microfibre cloths with either water, detergent or disinfectant is currently recommended for hospital cleaning. We explore the efficacy of a microfibre cloth with either water or detergent/disinfectant or sporicidal products using the ASTM2967-15 standard against Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii and spores Clostridium difficile spores. The use of detergent/disinfectant or sporicidal products had a significantly (ANOVA, p
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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ConclusionsClearer guidelines are needed to better protect WWTP workers.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrevalence of common MDROs on HCP hands vary by pathogen, care setting, culture acquisition method, study design, and geography. When obtained at an institutional level, these prevalence data can be utilized to enhance knowledge, practice, and research to prevent health care–associated infections.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
as R, Wood TK, Tomás M Abstract SUMMARYPathogens that infect the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts are subjected to intense pressure due to the environmental conditions of the surroundings. This pressure has led to the development of mechanisms of bacterial tolerance or persistence which enable microorganisms to survive in these locations. In this review, we analyze the general stress response (RpoS mediated), reactive oxygen species (ROS) tolerance, energy metabolism, drug efflux pumps, SOS response, quorum sensing (QS) bacterial communication, (p)ppGpp signaling, and toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems of ...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Reviews - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Clin Microbiol Rev Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @JohnRossMD If you’re the kind of person who avoids public bathrooms at all costs, you may feel validated, as well as disturbed, by a new study from researchers at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. They suspected that hot-air hand dryers in public restrooms might be sucking up bacteria from the air, and dumping them on the newly washed hands of unsuspecting patrons. To test this theory, scientists exposed petri dishes to bathroom air under different conditions and took them back to the microbiology laboratory to look for bacterial growth. Petri dishes exposed to bathroom ai...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
This article addresses the role of the ICU nurse as a team facilitator collaborating with environmental services, infection preventionists, and others to influence ICU design during preconstruction planning and unit environmental hygiene after construction to promote patient safety and prevent HAI associated with contaminated environments and equipment.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
New antibiotics need to be developed urgently to combat 12 families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “priority pathogens” as the greatest threats to human health. The United National health agency said many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics. The bugs “have built-in abilities to find new ways to resist treatment” the WHO said, and can also pass on genetic material that allows other bacteria to become drug-resistant. Governments need to invest in research and development (R&D)if new drugs are t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Treatment TermsInfectious diseases SEO Meta Description UV light helps hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections. Author Debbe Geiger Content Blocks ContentA type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. As a result, several UVC machines are now in use at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital Section Features Text Content Header Tough bug...
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2017 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Deverick J Anderson, Luke F Chen, David J Weber, Rebekah W Moehring, Sarah S Lewis, Patricia F Triplett, Michael Blocker, Paul Becherer, J Conrad Schwab, Lauren P Knelson, Yuliya Lokhnygina, William A Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F Gergen, Daniel J Sexton Background Patients admitted to hospital can acquire multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile from inadequately disinfected environmental surfaces. We determined the effect of three enhanced strategies for terminal room disinfection (disinfection of a room between occupying p...
Source: The Lancet - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
We read with great interest the study by Ghamdi et al. [1] where the authors examined the bacterial contamination of computer keyboard and mouse of physician workstation at different intensive care units(ICUs). The contaminated surface environment in hospitals plays an important role in the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp.(VRE), Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter spp. and norovirus [2]. Compute keyboard and mouse are high-touch surfaces in intensive care unit(ICU) and frequently contaminated by pathogens.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
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