Multicenter Study of Hand Carriage of Potential Pathogens by Neonatal ICU Healthcare Personnel.

TitleMulticenter Study of Hand Carriage of Potential Pathogens by Neonatal ICU Healthcare Personnel.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFerng Y-H, Clock SA, Wong-Mcloughlin J, DeLaMora PA, Perlman JM, Gray KS, Paul DA, Prasad PA, Zaoutis TE, Alba LR, Whittier S, Larson EL, Saiman L
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Volume4
Issue3
Pagination276-9
Date Published2015 Sep
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

A multicenter surveillance study was performed to determine the rates of hand carriage of potential pathogens among healthcare personnel in four neonatal intensive care units. Staphylococcus aureus, enterococci, and gram-negative bacilli were recovered from 8%, 3%, and 2% of 1000 hand culture samples, respectively.

DOI10.1093/jpids/piu022
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID26336605
PubMed Central IDPMC4554199
Grant ListR01 NR010821 / NR / NINR NIH HHS / United States