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

Brown, Donna Quinton
June 2011
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p62
Academic Journal
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.


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