Risk of Cross Transmission with Point-of-Care Ultrasound System: Effect of a Glass-Sealed Control Panel on Microbial Contamination.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):1539-1542
Authors: Mekontso Dessap A, Jansen C, Boissier F, Razazi K, de Prost N, Michaud G, Cizeau F, Ducellier D, Abid S, Decousser JW, Brun-Buisson C
Contamination of a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) mainly involved electrocardiography accessories and included pathogenic microorganisms. The use of a glass-sealed control panel significantly facilitated its cleaning and reduced its bacterial contamination compared with a standard control panel. Overall hand hygiene compliance during examinations with POCUS was poor.
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