Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure from occult mattress damage
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
*Beds; Blood-Borne Pathogens; *Body Fluids; *Environmental Exposure; Humans; Male
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.
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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
Bradbury, Susan L.; Mack, Deborah Ann; Crofts, Terri; and Ellison, Richard T. III, "Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure from occult mattress damage" (2014). Infectious Diseases and Immunology Publications and Presentations. 210.