Training Frontline Healthcare Staff for Effective Pathogen Control

Doe Kley, infection prevention fellow, Clorox Healthcare’s Clinical and Scientific Affairs Team stated “Always follow facility policies and directives from the infection preventionist. Some facilities recommend using the longest contact time on the label for all situations. However, this is not always practical. For example, a best practice is to train staff to the contact time that kills most pathogens and to reserve the five-minute contact time for C. diff patients, which typically make up a small fraction of patients and can be identified by the special precautions signage at the room entrance.

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