Double-bagging of items from isolation rooms is unnecessary as an infection control measure: a comparative study of surface contamination with single- and double-bagging.


In many hospitals, waste materials and used linens from the rooms of patients in isolation or the clinical laboratories are routinely double-bagged to reduce contamination of the external surface of the bag that could be transmitted to hospital personnel subsequently handling them. No studies have prospectively examined the value, if any, of double-bagging… (More)


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