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.
DOI of Published Version
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
American journal of infection control
Bradbury SL, Mack DA, Crofts T, Ellison RT. (2014). Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure from occult mattress damage. Infectious Diseases and Immunology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2013.10.011. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/infdis_pp/210