Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria.

@article{Ohl2012HospitalPC,
  title={Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria.},
  author={Michael E. Ohl and M. Schweizer and Maggie Graham and Kristopher P. Heilmann and Linda B Boyken and Daniel J. Diekema},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={904-6}
}
BACKGROUND Privacy curtains are a potentially important site of bacterial contamination in hospitals. We performed a longitudinal study to determine the prevalence and time course of bacterial contamination on privacy curtains. METHODS Over a 3-week period, swab cultures (n = 180) were obtained twice weekly from the leading edge of 43 curtains in 30 rooms… CONTINUE READING
  • Blog articles referencing this paper

  • Presentations referencing similar topics