Anaesthetic drug administration as a potential contributor to healthcare- associated infections: a prospective simulation-based evaluation of aseptic techniques in the administration of anaesthetic drugs

Gargiulo, Derryn A.; Sheridan, Janie; Webster, Craig S.; Swift, Simon; Torrie, Jane; Weller, Jennifer; Henderson, Kaylene; Hannam, Jacqueline; Merry, Alan F.
October 2012
BMJ Quality & Safety;Oct2012, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p826
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