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Practical considerations for infection prevention of near-patient surfaces: validation of an alternative polyvinyl chloride carrier in the 4-field test EN 16615:2015

Gemein, Stefanie Jü and Gebel, Jürgen and Roques, Christine and Steinhauer, Katrin Practical considerations for infection prevention of near-patient surfaces: validation of an alternative polyvinyl chloride carrier in the 4-field test EN 16615:2015. (2019) Journal of Hospital Infection, 103 (1). 118-119. ISSN 0195-6701

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.02.018

Abstract

Many studies emphasize the need for effective surface disinfection of the patient environment [1,2,3,4]. Thus, standardized tests for disinfectant evaluation under simulated practical conditions are of utmost importance to evaluate effective measures to prevent transmission of infectious agents from contaminated surfaces. Within the framework of CEN/TC 216, the 4-field test EN 16615 provides a phase 2/step 2 test simulating practical conditions to test microbicidal efficacy of surface disinfectants applied by wiping, i.e. with mechanical action [ 5]. Employing EN 16615, practical conditions of application are simulated. This includes contact time, temperature, organic soiling, and application of the disinfectant/wipe as well as pre-drying of specified test organisms on a test surface as carrier.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02640963
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Schülke & Mayr GmbH (GERMANY)
Other partners > Universitätsklinikum Bonn - UKB (GERMANY)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse - CHU Toulouse (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:06 May 2020 14:00

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