Stethoscopes and nosocomial infection.

  title={Stethoscopes and nosocomial infection.},
  author={Sharmila Sengupta and A Sirkar and Padavagadu Ganapati Shivananda},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={67 3},
Stethoscopes are an essential tool of the medical profession and can become a source of nosocomial infection. A study conducted in the Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital showed a high carriage of methicillin resistant staphylococcus (69.76%) and multi-drug resistant Gram negative bacilli (20.93%) on regularly used stethoscopes… CONTINUE READING