Hospital staff errors with gowns and gloves spread bacteria

FILE PHOTO: A surgery nurse puts on gloves before procedures on a patient with MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the operating theatre of the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB) hospital in Berlin February 29, 2008. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

(Reuters Health) – – Healthcare workers caring for infectious patients sometimes make mistakes when removing personal protective garments, resulting in contamination of clothes or equipment with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a small study shows. “No one is perfect and inadvertent healthcare worker contamination with multi-drug resistant organisms can occur and may be a key step in the […]

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