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Recovery of MRSA and Clostridium difficile in an ICU ward

Ram, A; Gibb, A P; Templeton, K; Holmes, A; Swann, D; Taylor, C M

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A Ram

A P Gibb

K Templeton

A Holmes

D Swann



Abstract

Introduction / objectives
The role of the hospital environment as a reservoir of infection is poorly understood. Therefore, baseline levels of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile contamination on surfaces were determined in an ICU ward. The aim was to determine whether contamination differs at certain times of the day, if recovery of pathogens is influenced by total background contamination and to what extent cleaning affects contamination levels.

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Ram, A., Gibb, A. P., Templeton, K., Holmes, A., Swann, D., & Taylor, C. M. (2011). Recovery of MRSA and Clostridium difficile in an ICU ward. BMC Proceedings, 5, 185-185. https://doi.org/10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P185

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 10, 2015
Print ISSN 1753-6561
Publisher BMC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Pages 185-185
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P185
Keywords MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus); Clostridium difficile; contamination; hospital cleaning;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7664
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P185

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