Point-of-care testing by healthcare workers for detection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridioides difficile, and norovirus

ConclusionXpert SA Nasal Complete for MRSA detection, Xpert C. difficile, and Xpert Norovirus can be used as POCT solely by HCWs in a ward setting. Each assay was used throughout a seven-day/24 h period with potential positive impact on bed management and patient care.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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ConclusionXpert SA Nasal Complete for MRSA detection, Xpert C. difficile, and Xpert Norovirus can be used as POCT solely by HCWs in a ward setting. Each assay was used throughout a seven-day/24 h period with potential positive impact on bed management and patient care.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Applied Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
We read with great interest the study by Ghamdi et al. [1] where the authors examined the bacterial contamination of computer keyboard and mouse of physician workstation at different intensive care units(ICUs). The contaminated surface environment in hospitals plays an important role in the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp.(VRE), Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter spp. and norovirus [2]. Compute keyboard and mouse are high-touch surfaces in intensive care unit(ICU) and frequently contaminated by pathogens.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
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