Literature Review and Practice Recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies used for decontamination of the healthcare environment - ATP Bioluminescence and Fluorescent Markers

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

This literature review aims to review the evidence for the use of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers to monitor the effectiveness of decontamination of the healthcare environment and reusable non-invasive patient care equipment.

Objectives

  • To provide a description of how ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers can be used to monitor the effectiveness of decontamination of the healthcare environment.
  • To assess the scientific evidence for effectiveness of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers.
  • To explore practical and safety considerations related to the use of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers.
  • To explore the costs associated with using ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers.
  • To produce an evidence sheet to assist the Environmental Decontamination Steering Group in making practical recommendations on the use of ATP bioluminescence and fluorescent markers for NHSScotland.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Literature Review