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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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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