BETR-D Analysis Shows Reduction of Microbial Contamination
Next in our BETR-D series, another analysis of the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) study showed that enhanced disinfection using UVC leads to a reduction of microbial contamination and a decrease in patient colonization and infection.
The substudy, Enhanced disinfection leads to reduction of microbial contamination and a decrease in patient colonization and infection, was published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
This substudy performed microbiological analysis of randomly selected “seed” rooms to determine the number of colony-forming units (CFUs) of the four targeted organisms that remained in the patient room following manual terminal room decontamination with liquid disinfectants alone, a widespread practice for disinfection of patient rooms.
“…to our knowledge, the BETR disinfection study and this analysis of the BETR disinfection study data are the first that quantitively describe the entire pathway whereby enhanced disinfection decreases microbial contamination, which in turn reduces patient colonization and infection,” the substudy stated.
The substudy authors concluded, that as a result of their cumulative findings, “…hospitals should use an enhanced terminal disinfection method for contact precaution patient rooms to reduce the risk of HAIs originating in the environment.”
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