Microbial Assessment of Health Care-Associated Pathogens on Various Environmental Sites in Patient Rooms After Terminal Room Disinfection

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 4;8(2):ofab008. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab008. eCollection 2021 Feb.


We examined the microbial burden on hospital room environmental sites after standard (quaternary ammonium [Quat]) or enhanced disinfection (quat/ultraviolet light [UV-C], bleach, or bleach/UV-C). An enhanced terminal room disinfection reduced the microbial burden of epidemiologically important pathogens on high-touch surfaces in patient rooms, especially sites around the bed, better than standard room disinfection.

PMID:33575427 | PMC:PMC7863860 | DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofab008