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.
This literature review replaces Version 1.0, May 2017 and has been updated using the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) two-person methodology.
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