The inanimate environment of an intensive care unit as a potential source of nosocomial bacteria: evidence for long survival of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.

@article{GetchellWhite1989TheIE,
  title={The inanimate environment of an intensive care unit as a potential source of nosocomial bacteria: evidence for long survival of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.},
  author={Sandra I Getchell-White and Leigh Grossman Donowitz and D. H. M. Gr{\"o}schel},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={402-7}
}
Environmental surface and personnel hand impression cultures were obtained during 13 sampling periods in the University of Virginia Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to document potential reservoirs of nosocomial pathogens. In 78 environmental cultures Staphylococcus aureus was found eight times and gram-negative bacilli ten times. The patient chart cover was… CONTINUE READING