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Stable Clostridioides difficile infection rates after the discontinuation of ultraviolet light for terminal disinfection at a tertiary care center, Iowa 2019-2020

Published:August 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2021.08.005

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      • Stable Clostridioides difficile incidence after UV light discontinuation
      • UV light discontinuation improves room turnover time
      • UV light discontinuation improves room turnover time
      We compared the incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection before and after the discontinuation of Ultraviolet light used in addition to bleach in terminal disinfection of hospital rooms. We found no difference in C. difficile infection rates but found a decreased turn over time. The benefit of Ultraviolet light may be diminished in hospitals with a high thoroughness of manual cleaning.

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