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Title: Multimodal environmental cleaning strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections
Authors: Browne, Katrina ;Mitchell, Brett 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2023
Source: 12(1):83
Journal title: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Department: Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC)
Abstract: Infection transmission in healthcare is multifaceted and by in large involves the complex interplay between a pathogen, a host and their environment. To prevent transmission, infection prevention strategies must also consider these complexities and incorporate targeted interventions aimed at all possible transmission pathways. One strategy to prevent and control infection is environmental cleaning. There are many aspects to an environmental cleaning strategy. We believe the key to successfully reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections through the environment, is to design and implement a multimodal intervention. This paper aims to provide an overview of important considerations for designing a meaningful and sustainable environmental program for healthcare facilities.
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-023-01274-4
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Microbiology
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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