Research report : computer surfaces and cross-infection

Gulliford, Maggie & Gardner, Glenn E. (1998) Research report : computer surfaces and cross-infection. Australian Infection Control, 3(1), pp. 18-20.

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Abstract

The computer is fast becoming part of the furniture in many hospital settings. Increasing reliance on the computer for documentation and dissemination of information in patient-care areas has increased the need to consider this equipment as a potential environmental reservoir for microorganisms. This paper reports on a small experimental study which investigated the potential role of computers in cross-infection. The results indicate that computer surfaces are similar to other environmental surfaces and carry the same risks for cross-infection.

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ID Code: 56482
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1835-5617
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2013 01:10
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2013 01:10

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