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Comparing the Bioburden Measured by Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Luminescence Technology to Contact Plate–Based Microbiologic Sampling to Assess the Cleanliness of the Patient Care Environment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2018

Elizabeth Salsgiver
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Daniel Bernstein
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Matthew S. Simon
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
William Greendyke
Affiliation:
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
Haomiao Jia
Affiliation:
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
Amy Robertson
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Selma Salter
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Audrey N. Schuetz
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Lisa Saiman
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
E. Yoko Furuya
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
David P. Calfee*
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
*
Address correspondence to David P. Calfee, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine, 525 East 68th Street, Box 265, New York, NY 10065 (dpc9003@med.cornell.edu).

Abstract

The correlation between ATP concentration and bacterial burden in the patient care environment was assessed. These findings suggest that a correlation exists between ATP concentration and bacterial burden, and they generally support ATP technology manufacturer-recommended cutoff values. Despite relatively modest discriminative ability, this technology may serve as a useful proxy for cleanliness.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:622–624

Type
Concise Communications
Copyright
© 2018 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. An abstract summarizing the results of this study was presented as a poster at IDWeek 2016 on October 27, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana (Abstract 269).

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