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Science-based solutions for environmental cleanliness monitoring

Monitoring cleanliness of environmental surfaces

Patients have a 50% chance of contracting a multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) if the patient room is not properly cleaned.¹ The patient care environment is full of high-touch surfaces: bed rails, tables, switches, buttons and frequently used mobile equipment. It has been clinically proven that cross-contamination from these environmental surfaces is significantly decreased with improved cleaning.² Consistent cleaning monitoring can also greatly decrease the risk of MDROs.³

ATP monitoring of high-touch surfaces in hospitals and facilities can help ensure cleanliness and reduce the transmission of infection. The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Cleaning Monitoring System offers a rapid cleaning efficacy monitoring tool that measures cleanliness of environmental surfaces, providing peace of mind that high-touch surfaces have a reduced risk of infection transmission.

Learn more about the benefits of ATP monitoring of environmental surfaces

Getting Started

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    Did you know we have a swabbing service?

    3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Monitoring System Environment Swabbing Service can help you comply with the latest cleaning monitoring practices and provides data to give you peace-of-mind.

    We will collaborate with you to design test plans tailored to your specific facility, that can be set-up separately or integrated into the cleaning monitoring program you already have in place. Then, you can keep your focus where it needs to be — on patient care and outcomes.

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    Environmental surfaces implementation guide for routine cleaning monitoring

    Developing an environmental cleaning and monitoring program requires detailed planning. Before testing begins, it’s important to analyze how the program will integrate with your operations. Use this guide to learn about the key components that go into a successful implementation.

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    FAQ on environmental surfaces cleaning monitoring

    Recent events have led to an increased awareness about environmental cleaning and monitoring. Get answers to common questions about environmental hygiene with the FAQ on environmental surfaces cleaning monitoring.

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Real-Time cleaning monitoring data

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    The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Luminometer LX25 is accurate, consistent and designed to be user friendly.

    The Luminometer LX25 was designed based on user feedback with new functionality, a color touchscreen and a modern ergonomic design to help support your goals for more effective cleaning processes. Whenever a reading is generated on the Luminometer LX25 in your facility, the data is captured, transmitted wirelessly (when Wi-Fi enabled) and uploaded directly for analysis. No transcription is required.

  • 3M Quality Control Data Manager turns data into valuable information to help improve cleaning practices.

    Meet the database portion of the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Monitoring System—the 3M Quality Control Data Manager, or 3M QCDM. It’s an online, hosted service that allows you to review and manage your cleaning test data. Instead of relying on guesswork, you can easily (and quickly) identify weak spots, problem areas and trends—improving and streamlining your entire cleaning monitoring practice.

Empowering you through education and training

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    Self-study CE resources

    3M sponsors a self-study program via Healthcare Purchasing News. See the latest offerings for CE credits.

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    1. Otter JA, Jezli S, Salkeld JA, et al. Evidence that contaminated surfaces contribute to the transmission of hospital pathogens and an overview of strategies to address contaminated surfaces in hospital settings. American Journal of Infection Control 2013. 41(5 Supplement):S6-11.
    2. Otter, JA, et al. The Role Played by Contaminated Surfaces in the Transmission of Nosocomial Pathogens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011. 32(7):687-699
    3. Sitzlar B, Deshpande A, Fertelli D, et al. An environmental disinfection odyssey: Evaluation of sequential interventions to improve disinfection of clostridium difficile isolation rooms. The role of the environment in Infection Prevention May 2013. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 34(4):459-465. 3M data on file: EM-05-311617