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Literature review and practice recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies for decontamination of the health and care environment: ATP Bioluminescence and Fluorescent Markers v1

Published on 01 May 2017

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Use of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers for decontamination of the healthcare environment and reusable non-invasive patient care equipment.

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The management of effective decontamination should involve a monitoring component, as more cleaning is often equated with better cleaning but this is difficult to ascertain in the absence of appropriate monitoring methods. This review considers the evidence for the use of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers to monitor the effectiveness of decontamination of the healthcare environment and reusable non-invasive patient care equipment.

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