Risk of nosocomial bacteria transmission: evaluation of cleaning methods of probes used for routine ultrasonography.

@article{Bello2005RiskON,
  title={Risk of nosocomial bacteria transmission: evaluation of cleaning methods of probes used for routine ultrasonography.},
  author={Temitope O Bello and Samuel Sunday Taiwo and Dolapo Pius Oparinde and Waqar Hassan and J O Amure},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={167-70}
}
BACKGROUND There exists a small but definite risk of nosocomial infection transmission attributable to ultrasonography probes and coupling gels. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to ascertain whether the current method of probe disinfection in between patients is adequate to prevent cross infection, and to determine the best and safest method of probe disinfection applicable during routine ultrasonography in our institution. MATERIALS AND METHOD Forty consecutive patients sent for routine… CONTINUE READING

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