Peer Reviewed

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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-7-2014

Keywords

Escherichia coli, Hospitals, Interior Design and Furnishings, Methicillin Resistance, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Quality Control, Specimen Handling, beta-Lactamases

Funder/Sponsor

This study was funded by a Translational Research Award from Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board (TRA/2010/ 10).

Comments

The original article is available at www.cambridge.org

Abstract

Environmental sampling in hospitals, when required, needs to be reliable. We evaluated different methods of sampling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli on 5 materials of the hospital setting. Petrifilms and contact plates were superior to swabs for all of the surfaces studied.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Claro T, Galvin S, Cahill O, Fitzgerald-Hughes D, Daniels S, Humphreys H. What is the best method? Recovery of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli from inanimate hospital surfaces. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014;35(7):869-71.

PubMed ID

24915216

DOI Link

10.1086/676858

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