Are identity badges and lanyards in pediatrics potentially contaminated with viral pathogens?

Chun Yi Ting, Daryl Cheng, Despina Kotsanas, Carl D Kirkwood, N Bogdanovic-Sakran, Rhonda Lee Stuart, James Peter Buttery

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Abstract

Identity (ID) badges and lanyards worn by pediatric health care workers (HCWs) have been shown to be potential vectors of nosocomial bacterial infections. This cross-sectional study determined the contamination of ID badges and lanyards worn by pediatric HCWs with common respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses. The results showed that ID badges and lanyards are not significantly contaminated with common respiratory or gastrointestinal viruses and are unlikely to be a significant vector for nosocomial infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258 - 1260
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Ting, Chun Yi ; Cheng, Daryl ; Kotsanas, Despina ; Kirkwood, Carl D ; Bogdanovic-Sakran, N ; Stuart, Rhonda Lee ; Buttery, James Peter. / Are identity badges and lanyards in pediatrics potentially contaminated with viral pathogens?. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2015 ; Vol. 43, No. 11. pp. 1258 - 1260.
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In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 43, No. 11, 2015, p. 1258 - 1260.

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