Efforts to improve environmental cleaning and disinfection typically focus primarily on high-touch surfaces in patient rooms. This review highlights evidence that portable equipment and other shared devices and floors may be underappreciated as sources of dissemination of health care-associated pathogens. Practical approaches to address these sites of contamination are emphasized.
Keywords: Candida; Clostridioides difficile; Environment; Ultraviolet-C light; methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; wheelchair.
Published by Elsevier Inc.