The Role of Cleaning and Disinfection of the Environment in Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Author: Keith St. John, MT (ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 33:57

About this course

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

  • Define the common routes of transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens and associated environmental disinfection strategies to reduce transmission.
  • Explain the association between HAIs and exposure to roommates and prior bed occupants.
  • State the disinfection interventions that have been studied to determine the impact on rates of healthcare-associated pathogens.
  • Outline the conclusions and limitations of these studies.

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