Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria at a long-term care facility: assessment of residents, healthcare workers, and inanimate surfaces.

@article{OFallon2009MultidrugresistantGB,
  title={Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria at a long-term care facility: assessment of residents, healthcare workers, and inanimate surfaces.},
  author={Erin O'Fallon and Robert Schreiber and Ruth Kandel and Erika M. C. D'Agata},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={1172-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical and molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms in residents, in healthcare workers (HCWs), and on inanimate surfaces at a long-term care facility (LTCF). DESIGN Point-prevalence study in 4 separate wards at a 600-bed urban LTCF that was conducted from October 31, 2006 through February 5, 2007. PARTICIPANTS One hundred sixty-one LTCF residents and 13 HCWs. METHODS Nasal and rectal samples were obtained for culture from each resident… CONTINUE READING

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