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Evaluating accuracy of sampling strategies for fluorescent gel monitoring of patient room cleaning

  • Clare Rock (a1) (a2) (a3), Bryce A. Small (a4), Yea-Jen Hsu (a5), Ayse P. Gurses (a3), Anping Xie (a3), Verna Scheeler (a1), Stephanie Cummings (a1), Polly Trexler (a2), Aaron M. Milstone (a2) (a5) (a6), Lisa L. Maragakis (a1) (a2) (a3), Sara E. Cosgrove (a1) (a2) (a3) and for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6)...


We compared the fluorescent gel removal rate using fewer high-touch surfaces (HTSs) and rooms and determined the optimum number of HTSs and rooms needed to ensure accuracy using 2,942 HTSs in 228 rooms on 13 units. Randomly selecting 3 HTS in 2 rooms predicted the optimal removal rate.


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Author for correspondence: Clare Rock, E-mail:


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