Title

Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure from occult mattress damage

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Publication Date

4-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Subjects

*Beds; Blood-Borne Pathogens; *Body Fluids; *Environmental Exposure; Humans; Male

Disciplines

Infectious Disease

Abstract

A near-miss patient incident involving body fluid seeping from a mattress led to a visual inspection of 656 hospital bed mattresses of which 177 were contaminated because of occult damage to mattress covers.

Keywords

Fluid

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr;42(4):421-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.10.011. Epub 2014 Feb 20.Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American journal of infection control

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24559597