When one is in ICU and has two patients, that's ok. If one is floating in medsurg and has assignment of seven, that'll be another story.
Personally, I never understand that. Unless one uses strict 1:1 care with full isolation like for Ebola, transmission is inevitable. The very same patient with that MDR Proteus in urine and MRSA in nose will go home tomorrow, sitting near you in a bus, going to the same Walmart, picking the same gas dispenser with unwashed hands and peeing in the same public restroom. He will lift and kiss his 1- month old grandchild, then sleep in the same bed with his wife who is ESRD, HD, DM II and recent chemo for ovarian cancer and it is not 100% given that he would at least wash his hands before touching either of them. And I do not even mention that he is right now walking down the corridor with 5 of his family members, wearing the same gown, sneezing around and snatching a box of Kleenex from station. We think nothing of all that, although he must spread infection like fire in dry forest - why, then, spend the time on compulsively wiping everything which only can potentially touch the guy?
And, BTW, there is no evidence about anything except good 'ol handwashing and selected types of PPE and disposables (while being used consistently in enforced and supported environment, which has nothing to do with a real medsurg floor) being effective for "protection against transmission of MDR pathogens". At least 75% of that hulabaloo comes from the same source as policies which require putting every blister from each Coumadin pill in separate biohazard bag lest "something might happen", or prohibit any action whatsoever on extremity of the side of simple mastectomy done 25 years ago. In other words, from so-called "administration" which has to prove that they worth their salaries, benefits and fat bonuses without ever doing anything even remotely useful or constructive.