Role of Hospital Surfaces in Disease Transmission: Will Use of a Continuously Active Disinfectant Reduce Microbial Contamination

  • Author: William Rutala, PhD., MPH, MS, CIC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 58:36

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Environment of Care
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner shall be able to:

  • Describe the role of the environment in HAI transmission
  • Outline best practices for environmental cleaning/disinfection
  • Identify/options for evaluating environmental cleaning/disinfection
  • Highlight options of “no touch” technology for room decontamination
  • Describe the role of a continuously active disinfectant for surface disinfection

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