The patient's environment: haven or hazard.

  • C O Hargiss
  • Published 1980 in The Nursing clinics of North America


The hospital environment is a complex mix of animate and inanimate components that interact in a myriad of ways to alter the normal flora of a patient, become reservoirs for hospital strains, and provide pathways for transmission of potential pathogens to patients, personnel, and visitors. It is increasingly vital that those responsible for medical and… (More)


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