Randomized double-blind crossover trial of ultraviolet light-sanitized keyboards in a pediatric hospital

Emily T. Martin, Xuan Qin, Harris Baden, Russell Migita, Danielle M. Zerr

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Abstract

The effectiveness of ultraviolet light disinfection of keyboards was assessed in the intensive care unit and emergency department of a pediatric hospital. Ultraviolet light disinfection was 67% effective (95% confidence interval, 46%-87%) in eliminating bacterial contamination as measured by quantitative bacterial culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health care-associated infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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