Environmental Cleaning Practice
- Solon JG, Killeen S. Decontamination and sterilization. Surgery (Oxford). 2015 Nov;33(11):572-578.
- Han JH, Sullivan N, Leas BF, et al. Cleaning Hospital Room Surfaces to Prevent Health Care–Associated Infections. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20;163(8):598-607.
- Hall L, Farrington A, Mitchell BG, et al. Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial. Implementation Science : IS. 2016;11:44.
- Leas BF, Sullivan BA, Han JH, et al. Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2015 Aug.
- Han JH, Sullivan N, Leas BF, Pegues DA, Kaczmarek JL, Umscheid CA. Cleaning Hospital Room Surfaces to Prevent Health Care–Associated Infections: A Technical Brief. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(8):558-607.
- Havill NL. Best practices in disinfection of noncritical surfaces in the health care setting: Creating a bundle for success. AJIC. 2013 May;41(5):S26-S30.
- Otter JA, Yezli S, Salkeld JAG, French GL. Evidence that contaminated surfaces contribute to the transmission of hospital pathogens and an overview of strategies to address contaminated surfaces in hospital settings. AJIC. 2013 May;41(5):S6-S11.
- Gebel J, Gemein S, Exner M. Surface cleaning and disinfection: insight into the situation in Germany and Europe. Health care infection. 2013 Mar;18(1):31-36.
- Ohl M, Schweizer M, Graham M, Heilmann K, Boyken L, Diekema D. Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria. AJIC. 2012 Dec;40(10):904-906.
Use of Technology
- Boyce JM. Modern technologies for improving cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in hospitals. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. 2016;5:10.
- Dancer SJ. Controlling Hospital-Acquired Infection: Focus on the Role of the Environment and New Technologies for Decontamination. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 2014 Oct 1;27(4):665-690.
- Rutala WA, Weber DJ. Disinfectants used for environmental disinfection and new room decontamination technology. AJIC. 2013 May;41(5):S36-S41.
- Esolen LM, Thakur L, Layon AJ, et al. The efficacy of self-disinfecting bedrail covers in an intensive care unit. AJIC. 2017 Nov 20.
- Humphreys H. Self-disinfecting and Microbiocide-Impregnated Surfaces and Fabrics: What Potential in Interrupting the Spread of Healthcare-Associated Infection?. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 58(6). 2014 Mar 15;58(6):848-853.
- Weber DJ, Rutala WA. Self-disinfecting surfaces: Review of current methodologies and future prospects. AJIC. 2013 May;41(5);S31-S35.
Hydrogen Peroxide System
- Weber DJ, Rutala WA, Anderson DJ, et al. Effectiveness of ultraviolet devices and hydrogen peroxide systems for terminal room decontamination: Focus on clinical trials. AJIC. 2016 May 2;44(5):e77-e84.
- Passaretti CL, Otter JA, Reich NG. An Evaluation of Environmental Decontamination With Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor for Reducing the Risk of Patient Acquisition of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms . Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2013 Jan;56(1):27-35.