Misuse of Antibacterial Wipes Can Cause Staph Infections
According to a study presented to the American Society of Microbiology's General Meeting in Boston in June 2008, the antibacterial wipes used to disinfect bedrails and other items used by patients, may actual spread bacteria that can cause superbug-type infections, including staph.
The problems occur when healthcare workers use the wipes to clean multiple surfaces, which increases the risk for cross-transfer of bacteria, rather than using a new wipe for each new surface.
The risks from staph infections are well documented in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Over 19,000 Americans die each year from staph infections attacking the bloodstream, lungs or healing surgical wound sites.
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