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    We compared the fluorescent gel removal rate using fewer high-touch surfaces (HTSs) and rooms and determined the optimum number of HTSs and rooms needed to ensure accuracy using 2,942 HTSs in 228 rooms on 13 units. Randomly selecting 3 HTS in 2 rooms predicted the optimal removal rate.


    Clare Rock, Bryce A Small, Yea-Jen Hsu, Ayse P Gurses, Anping Xie, Verna Scheeler, Stephanie Cummings, Polly Trexler, Aaron M Milstone, Lisa L Maragakis, Sara E Cosgrove, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. Evaluating accuracy of sampling strategies for fluorescent gel monitoring of patient room cleaning. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019 Jul;40(7):794-797

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    PMID: 31172902

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