TITLE

Stethoscope hygiene: A best practice review of the literature

AUTHOR(S)
Shaw, Felicity; Cooper, Simon
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal;Mar2014, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on high rates of contamination seen in stethoscopes due to disinfectant failures and improper hygiene. A discussion of research which was conducted to investigate stethoscope contamination rates and professionals' attitudes toward disinfection and best practice guidelines using a literature review and found that contamination was prevalent and that disinfection attitudes and practices are inadequate is presented.
ACCESSION #
94646526

 

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