Emergence of resistant staphylococci on the hands of new graduate nurses.

@article{Cimiotti2004EmergenceOR,
  title={Emergence of resistant staphylococci on the hands of new graduate nurses.},
  author={Jeannie P. Cimiotti and Fann Wu and Phyllis A. Della-Latta and Mirjana Nesin and Elaine L. Larson},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={431-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the aerobic microbial flora on the hands of experienced and new graduate nurses over time. DESIGN A prospective cohort design that examined the relationship between duration of employment in an intensive care unit (ICU) and the microbial flora on the hands of experienced and new graduate nurses during a 23-month period. SETTING A 50-bed, level III-IV neonatal ICU in New York City. PARTICIPANTS Twelve experienced nurses and 9 new graduate nurses working full time in… CONTINUE READING
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