16/06/2015 Medicine
DOI: 10.1186/2047-2994-4-S1-P31 SemanticScholar ID: 12744010 MAG: 2145533447

Modelling the risk of infection transmission due to environmental contamination in hospital single and multi-bed rooms

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Aerial dispersion of bioaerosols and subsequent contamination of surfaces is recognised as a potential transmission route for some HCAI infections. Pathogens have been shown to accrue on health-care workers’ (HCW) hands as they touch surfaces [1] and hence can subsequently be transmitted to other patients. This research considers the question: Are single-bed patient rooms more effective than their multi-bed counterparts at reducing this risk?

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Prof. Catherine Noakes

University of Leeds - Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings

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