Diversey Discusses Improving Outcomes and Efficiency in Infection Prevention
Recent studies have demonstrated that the environment plays a role in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Environmental surfaces and patient care equipment are important reservoirs for pathogens. Contaminated surfaces increase the risk of transmission to patients either through their direct contact with contaminated surfaces, or by contaminating the hands of healthcare workers who then transfer these pathogens to patients or other surfaces. This evidence supports the need to improve cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces and patient care equipment.