Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jan 1;
Authors: Khan A, Rao A, Reyes-Sacin C, Hayakawa K, Szpunar S, Riederer K, Kaye K, Fishbain JT, Levine D
Portable electronic devices are increasingly being used in the hospital setting. As with other fomites, these devices represent a potential reservoir for the transmission of pathogens. We conducted a convenience sampling of devices in 2 large medical centers to identify bacterial colonization rates and potential risk factors.
PMID: 25557772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]