Bacterial colonization on writing pens touched by healthcare professionals and hospitalized patients with and without cleaning the pen with alcohol-based hand sanitizing agent.

Abstract

This prospective study examined bacterial colonization on writing pens touched by healthcare professionals and hospitalized patients with and without cleaning the pen with alcohol-based hand sanitizing agent after each patient visit. A significant reduction in potential healthcare-associated pathogens, especially Gram-positive cocci, was observed in the intervention group.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03494.x

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@article{Halton2011BacterialCO, title={Bacterial colonization on writing pens touched by healthcare professionals and hospitalized patients with and without cleaning the pen with alcohol-based hand sanitizing agent.}, author={Kieran Halton and V. Arora and V. P. Singh and Shashank S. Ghantoji and Dhara N. Shah and Kevin W Garey}, journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases}, year={2011}, volume={17 6}, pages={868-9} }