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Franklin Lakes, NJ (June 27, 2015) – BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that results from a new independent study of acute care hospitals shows higher rates of C. difficile (C. diff) infection among hospitals that use reusable sharps containers. A poster presentation on the results of the analysis will be presented today by Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH, assistant professor at the Jefferson School of Nursing... Read more...
Sharps disposal containers are ubiquitous in healthcare facilities; however, there is paucity of data on the potential for environmental contamination of these containers and their role in transmission of pathogens. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between the use of reusable vs. single-use sharps containers and rates of C. difficile infections in a national sample of hospitals. Read more...
Article courtesy of: ajicjournal.org, June 2, 2015
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