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A Multidisciplinary, Multimodal Approach for Surface Selection

Original article written by John Scherberger CHESP, REH and posted on Health Facilities Management.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee have for years held a position that disinfection of hard-floor surfaces in health care facilities is unnecessary, with limited exceptions provided for operating rooms and some isolation precaution patient rooms.

However, the increasing occurrences of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), unexpected antimicrobial shortages occurring around the world that affect U.S. health care facilities, and a significant lack of new antimicrobials are leading health care facilities and researchers to question that position.

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