Needleless connector drying time—how long does it take?

  title={Needleless connector drying time—how long does it take?},
  author={Karen Slater and Fiona Fullerton and Marie Cooke and Simone Snell and Claire M. Rickard},
  journal={AJIC (American Journal of Infection Control)},

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