Article

Infection control in anaesthesia in regional, tertiary and central hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. Part 2: Equipment contamination

DOI: 10.1080/22201173.2013.10872914
Author(s): RA SamuelDepartment of Anaesthesiology,, PD GopalanDepartment of Anaesthesiology,, Y CoovadiaInkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital,, R SamuelInkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital,

Abstract

Objectives: Contaminated anaesthetic equipment has been implicated in the nosocomial transmission of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of blood (occult or visible) and/or visible organic material contamination of anaesthetic equipment deemed to be ready for use in theatres in regional, tertiary and central hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal.

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