TITLE

Disposable vs Reusable Electro cardiography Leads in Development of and Cross-contamination by Resistant Bacteria

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Donna Quinton
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares disposable electro cardiography (ECG) leads with reusable ones in the development of and cross-contamination by resistant bacteria. It highlights the concerns in the treatment of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and discusses the strategies to prevent contamination. Also discussed is the cost and benefit of completely replacing ECG wires, and the development of resistant bacterial strains.
ACCESSION #
60959762

 

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