"Best" Practices for Surface Disinfection
April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT, 12:00 p.m. MDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT
(60 minutes)


Meet the Speaker:

William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, director of Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC


Duration: 60 minutes       

Available through: 12/31/2015


The Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients project brings together leaders in infection prevention and environmental services. Collaboratively, they deliver practical strategies to endorse processes to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies.  Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is a collaborative between APIC and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE).


  • Review the CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization: Focus on environmental surfaces
  • Review the use of low-level disinfectants and the activity of disinfectants on key hospital pathogens
  • Review "best" practices for environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Discuss options for evaluating environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Review "no touch" methods for room decontamination










Through the support of an unrestricted educational grant from Clorox Healthcare™, Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients is assembling educational materials and resources that will be provided at no cost to both AHE and APIC members.


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