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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 Aug;24(8):618-9.

Low frequency of fires from alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in healthcare facilities.

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Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA.

Abstract

We administered a web-based questionnaire to SHEA, APIC, and EIN members to assess the frequency of fires associated with alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in healthcare settings. None of the 798 responding facilities using ABHRs reported a dispenser-related fire; 766 facilities had accrued an estimated 1,430 hospital-years of ABHR use.

PMID:
12940585
DOI:
10.1086/502262
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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