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Effectiveness of Bacteria‐Controlled Nursing Units in Preventing Cross‐Colonization With Resistant Bacteria in Severely Burned Children
Joan M. Weber , RN, Robert L. Sheridan , MD, John T. Schulz , MD, PhD, Ronald G. Tompkins , MD, ScD and Colleen M. Ryan , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 23, No. 9 (September 2002), pp. 549-551
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502106
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ABSTRACT Bacteria‐controlled nursing units (BCNUs) are laminar airflow patient isolation units. The rate of cross‐colonization with resistant organisms in 66 critically ill pediatric burn patients with massive open wounds and ventilators housed in BCNUs during 5 years was examined and found to be extremely low (3.2 cases per 1,000 patient‐days).
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