|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2636980||1563484||2014||3 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
We investigated the bacterial contamination of physicians’ stethoscopes, electrocardiography machines, cardiac monitors, and pulse oximeters, as well as physicians’ self-reported cleaning habits in the emergency department of a university hospital. Among 100 devices evaluated (stethoscopes included), 99% developed a positive bacterial culture. Coagulase-negative staphylococci predominated (80.3%). Only 13% of physicians reported cleaning their stethoscope after each patient examination; multinomial regression analysis found less contamination on those stethoscopes (P < .001). Studies on the implementation of hygiene measures are needed.
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 42, Issue 7, July 2014, Pages 807–809