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Upon discharge of the patient, isolation rooms occupied by patients with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) will receive terminal cleaning. Patient(s) placed in room(s) previously housing VRE infected/colonized patient(s) should be immuno-competent. Non-critical items (i.e., stethoscope, rectal thermometer, etc.) should be dedicated to a single patient (or cohort of patients) infected/colonized with VRE. Stethoscopes, BP cuffs, etc. should be decontaminated with alcohol upon patient discharge. Disposable thermometers are to be utilized.
A terminal cleaning will be conducted by Hosptial Housekeeping Services. A terminal cleaning consists of:
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