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Am J Infect Control. 2011 Sep;39(7):605-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.10.031. Epub 2011 Apr 21.

Influence of tracheal suctioning systems on health care workers' gloves and equipment contamination: a comparison of closed and open systems.

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Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Louis Mourier, Service de Réanimation Médicale, Colombes, France. jean-damien.ricard@lmr.aphp.fr

Abstract

The impact of tracheal suctioning with an open or a closed system on equipment and health care workers contamination with multidrug-resistant pathogens was compared. Only the closed system reduced hand and equipment contamination during tracheal suctioning. This equipment could be systematically used to reduce risk of cross contamination in the intensive care unit.

PMID:
21514008
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2010.10.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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