|Title||Quantitative characterization of high-touch surfaces in emergency departments and hemodialysis facilities.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Wang TZ, Simon MS, Westblade LF, Saiman L, E Furuya Y, Calfee DP|
|Journal||Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol|
|Date Published||2021 04|
|Keywords||Disinfection, Emergency Service, Hospital, Humans, Renal Dialysis, Touch|
An observational study was conducted to characterize high-touch surfaces in emergency departments and hemodialysis facilities. Certain surfaces were touched with much greater frequency than others. A small number of surfaces accounted for the majority of touch episodes. Prioritizing disinfection of these surfaces may reduce pathogen transmission within healthcare environments.
|Alternate Journal||Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC8034595|
|Grant List||T32 AI007613 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States |
UL1 TR002384 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
Lars Westblade, Ph.D.