Onderzoek: Impact van verpakkingsgrootte op het contact tussen medische hulpmiddelen en niet-steriele oppervlaktes

25 augustus 2014

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) have been the cause of substantial pain and suffering of patients, as well as morbidity and mortality. One potential route of indirect contamination involves the contamination of medical devices. Researchers at Michigan State University USA assessed the impact of package size on the contact between medical devices and non-sterile surfaces (i.e. the hands of the practitioner and the outside of the package) during aseptic presentation to a simulated sterile field.
Results of this work indicate that increased contamination rates are associated with larger pouches when compared to smaller pouches. An article about the research is published in PLOS ONE.
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