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Cleaning regimen curbs infection rates: study
Modern Healthcare

Researchers are advocating the use of beefed-up cleaning methods in hospital intensive-care units as a way to lower patients’ risk of becoming infected with multidrug-resistant organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. In a study published in the March 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers tested the effectiveness of a three-part cleaning intervention, which included targeted feedback using a black-light marker, changes in the way disinfectant was applied to ICU rooms and staff education.

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