Soft surface textiles, like other environmental surfaces, play an important role in the transmission of bacteria in the
healthcare setting. They have been proven to act as “fomites” where organisms can grow and multiply. Even though
they constitute 90 percent of the patient healthcare environment, they are often overlooked in everyday infection
Review the clinical studies demonstrating the issue of soft surface bacterial contamination.
Assess the role of soft surface textiles in infection prevention to decrease bioburden.
Discuss some of the effective technologies available in antimicrobial soft surface textiles.
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