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Recent studies suggest that floors may be an underappreciated source for transmission of health care-associated pathogens. However, there are limited data on the effectiveness of current cleaning and disinfection methods in reducing floor contamination. We demonstrated that manual postdischarge cleaning by environmental services personnel significantly reduced floor contamination, and an automated ultraviolet C room disinfection device was effective as an adjunct to manual cleaning.
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Name: American journal of infection control
Despite the use of closed system drug transfer devices (CSTD), residual contamination from antineoplastic drugs is still detected inside isolators. The aim of this study was to compare the decontamina...
In a surgical operation requiring endoscopy, it is essential to obtain a clear endoscopic view. However, it is often disturbed by the contamination on the lens during the surgery. No device can clean ...
Determine the cumulative effect of 20 cycles of contamination, cleaning (manual or manual followed by automated) and steam sterilisation on high-complex-design reusable surgical instruments (RSI) used...
The automated aseptic preparation of ready-to-administer antineoplastic drug solutions with robotic systems reduces the risk of occupational exposure. However, the surfaces in the preparation area of ...
Now that cleaning and decontamination are recognised as integral to infection control, it is timely to examine the process in more detail. This is because cleaning practices vary widely within healthc...
This study evaluates the addition of an interdental cleaning device paired with a manual toothbrush compared to using a manual toothbrush only. Plaque removal, reduction of gingival bleedi...
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a novel cleaning device in keeping silver-coated endotracheal tubes free from bacterial colonization.
Multidrug resistance bacteria infection is common in ICU. Infection incidence is associated with age, organ dysfunction, invasive treatment and enviroment cleaning. According to hospital h...
The objective is to conduct a prospective, sham controlled, double-blinded, interventional crossover trial to compare standard terminal cleaning plus PX-UV (intervention) with standard ter...
This study looks at whether air cleaning devices put in the bedroom and living room of your home could reduce the irritation of your lungs and body that is caused by indoor air pollution. ...
The use of ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation in the treatment of disease, usually of the skin. This is the part of the sun's spectrum that causes sunburn and tanning. Ultraviolet A, used in PUVA, is closer to visible light and less damaging than Ultraviolet B, which is ionizing.
An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.
Removal of a MEDICAL DEVICE from the market due to the identification of an intrinsic property of the device that results in a serious risk to public health.
Apparatus for removing exhaled or leaked anesthetic gases or other volatile agents, thus reducing the exposure of operating room personnel to such agents, as well as preventing the buildup of potentially explosive mixtures in operating rooms or laboratories.
Microscopy in which the image is formed by ultraviolet radiation and is displayed and recorded by means of photographic film.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...