Contamination of examination gloves in patient rooms and implications for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms

Maureen H. Diaz*, Christina Silkaitis, Michael Malczynski, Gary A Noskin, John R. Warren, Teresa R Zembower

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Abstract

An assessment of bacterial contamination on examination gloves indicated that contaminated gloves may be a mechanism of indirect bacterial transmission from the hands of healthcare workers to patients. This mechanism is indicated by the recovery of identical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from gloves and from the clinical cultures of a patient with invasive infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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