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Ultraviolet Powder versus Ultraviolet Gel for Assessing Environmental Cleaning.
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PMID:  22227990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We compared cleaning rates associated with use of a white ultraviolet (UV) powder versus a transparent UV gel among units with various degrees of previous experience with UV powder. The study outcome was the presence of discordant cleaning (removal of powder without the removal of gel, or vice versa). We found higher frequency of discordance in high-experience units (31%) than in no-experience units (8%) ([Formula: see text]). In 92% of discordant findings, the powder was removed but not the gel ([Formula: see text]). These findings suggest preferential cleaning of visible UV targets among units with high levels of previous experience with powder.
L Silvia Munoz-Price; Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino; Kristopher L Arheart
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1559-6834     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
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