Bacterial colonization portable electronic devices

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“We conducted a convenience sampling of devices in 2 large medical centers to identify bacterial colonization rates and potential risk factors” Khan et al (2015).

Reference:

Khan, A., Rao, A., Reyes-Sacin, C., Hayakawa, K., Szpunar, S., Riederer, K., Kaye, K., Fishbain, J.T. and Levine, D. (2015) Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization. American Journal of Infection Control.

Abstract:

Portable electronic devices are increasingly being used in the hospital setting. As with other fomites, these devices represent a potential reservoir for the transmission of pathogens. We conducted a convenience sampling of devices in 2 large medical centers to identify bacterial colonization rates and potential risk factors.

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