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Bacterial contamination of nurses’ white coats after first and second shift
Gupta P., Bairagi N., , , Chauhan D., Gupta D.
Published in Mosby Inc.
PMID: 27671361
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Pages: 86 - 88
Microbial load of nurses’ white coats in a hospital was determined on polyester cotton blend and polyester fabric after the first and second work shift. Contamination on the blend fabric was significantly higher (P < .05) than on polyester. After the second shift, bacterial colonies on polyester and blend fabrics increased by ~98\% and ~70\%, respectively. Among the isolates detected on polyester after the second shift, Escherichia coli was the most abundant (47.8\%), followed by staphylococci (19.1\%). © 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
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