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Nurs Stand. 1999 Sep 29-Oct 5;14(2):33-5.

Bacterial contamination of curtains in clinical areas.

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  • 1School of Health Studies, Portsmouth.

Abstract

A small-scale study carried out by student nurses revealed ward curtains to be a source of contaminants and bacteria, including MRSA. Patients and medical staff can contaminate and be contaminated by bacteria which may be a source of cross-infection. Recommendations from the study included the promotion of further research in this area and more frequent laundering of curtains.

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