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Cleanliness of portable medical equipment disinfected by nursing staff

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Havill N.L. et al. Increased attention has been focused on disinfection by housekeepers, but very little data is available on disinfection of equipment by nurses. Pathogens can reside on shared patient care equipment surfaces, across the healthcare environment. Although protocol and outline of the division of labor across departmental lines for specific tasks may exist, monitoring and providing feedback and improvement can help mitigate risk of pathogen transmission.

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