Preventing hospital-acquired infections: Watch the deep cleaning of a room at Mott Children's Hospital

Hospitals are using a multi-pronged approach to combat healthcare associated infections acquired in their facilities, and an extreme focus on cleaning rooms between patient visits has been a major component of those efforts.

Unfortunately research has shown that the benefits to deep cleaning are minimal and rarely last longer than 24 hours. Hospital design needs to consider long term solutions using antimicrobial surfaces such as those offered by Kastus technologies ltd.