Evaluation of bacterial and fungal contamination in the health care workers' hands and rings in the intensive care unit.

@article{Khodavaisy2011EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of bacterial and fungal contamination in the health care workers' hands and rings in the intensive care unit.},
  author={S. Khodavaisy and M. Nabili and B. Davari and M. Vahedi},
  journal={Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          215-8
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Nosocomial infections remain a major challenge to the health care system and result in significant mortality, morbidity, and economic burden. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at great risk of acquiring nosocomial infections. The objective of this study was to determine the contamination rate (bacterial and fungal) of the health care workers' (HCWs') hands and ring in ICU. METHODS All health care workers were screened during the day shift in Emam hospital ICU. After… Expand
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