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Clinical detergent wet wipes spread hospital 'superbugs'


When I was training, in the dark ages, before such things were invented, we used a single, disposable swab or cloth, swept across the surface, one way, and then used another for the next sweep - even if it was an adjacent sweep further down the same surface. Probably slower and costlier. But that method was designed to avoid moving the bugs from one place to another. Are staff really using a single wipe on more than one surface? Does nobody understand the concept of cross-contamination? Or cross-infection, as we used to call it.

Posted date

8 June, 2015

Posted time

3:25 pm