Published online by Cambridge University Press: 13 November 2018
In this systematic evaluation of fluorescent gel markers (FGM) applied to high-touch surfaces with a metered applicator (MA) made for the purpose versus a generic cotton swab (CS), removal rates were 60.5% (476 of 787) for the MA and 64.3% (506 of 787) for the CS. MA-FGM removal interpretation was more consistent, 83% versus 50% not removed, possibly due to less varied application and more adhesive gel.
Cite this article: Rock C, et al. (2019). Evaluation of environmental cleaning of patient rooms: Impact of different fluorescent gel markers. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 100–102. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.287