Decontamination of nasal atomizer tips: alcohol versus guards.

@article{Kieff2011DecontaminationON,
  title={Decontamination of nasal atomizer tips: alcohol versus guards.},
  author={David A Kieff and Daniel Fink},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={145 3},
  pages={411-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of wiping the nasal atomizer tip with 70% isopropanol versus using single-use plastic atomizer tip guards in preventing cross-contamination. STUDY DESIGN Single-center, prospective, partially blinded, alternating double-arm trial. SETTING Specialty-specific otolaryngology emergency room. METHODS Thirty-four… CONTINUE READING