Bacterial contamination of hospital pagers

Title

Bacterial contamination of hospital pagers

Creator

Singh D; Kaur H; Gardner G; Treen L B

Publisher

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Date

2002
2002-05

Description

We assessed the bacterial contamination of the pagers of healthcare personnel and the efficacy of disinfection with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Microorganisms were isolated from all pagers; 21% yielded Staphylococcus aureus, of which 14% were methicillin resistant. Cleaning with alcohol reduced the total colony count by an average of 94%. Bacterial load varied by healthcare worker group and service assignment (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2002; 23:274-276).

Subject

Environmental & Occupational Health; Infectious Diseases; Public

Identifier

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

274-276

Issue

5

Volume

23

Citation

Singh D; Kaur H; Gardner G; Treen L B, “Bacterial contamination of hospital pagers,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 13, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7187.

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