Transfer of Staphylococcus aureus via nurses' uniforms.

The contamination of gowns and uniforms worn in a burns unit and the transfer of patient's staphylococci by means of nurses' uniforms was investigated. The median values of staphylococci found on gowns and jackets worn during a routine nursing procedure were 3.0 x 10(4) and 1.4 x 10(3) respectively. From the results of model nursing experiments it appeared… CONTINUE READING