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How frequently should sink drains be disinfected?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 January 2020

Jorge A. Ramos-Castaneda
Affiliation:
Graduate School, Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Matthew L. Faron
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Joshua Hyke
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dominique Bell-Key
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Blake W. Buchan
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rahul Nanchal
Affiliation:
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Paula Pintar
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Beth Graham
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Susan Huerta
Affiliation:
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
L. Silvia Munoz-Price*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
*
Author for correspondence: L. Silvia Munoz-Price, E-mail: smunozprice@mcw.edu

Abstract

Previously, we showed that disinfection of sink drains is effective at decreasing bacterial loads. Here, we report our evaluation of the ideal frequency of sink-drain disinfection and our comparison of 2 different hydrogen peroxide disinfectants.

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© 2020 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

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