The ease of disinfection of the sample ports of three types of urine drainage leg bags with different sampling port systems was assessed using a bladder bag model.
The ports were contaminated with Escherichia coli, disinfected'using a standard method, then sampled at time intervals up to one week after contamination.
It was discovered that leg bags which employ a needle-based sampling system (the'sample safe port system') were easier to disinfect than those which did not, and that organisms are retained in large enough numbers to lead to misdiagnosis of a urinary tract infection or to pose a retrograde infection risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Voie urinaire, Contamination, Désinfection, Etude comparative, Hôpital, Facteur risque, Urine, Cathéter, Hygiène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Urinary tract, Contamination, Disinfection, Comparative study, Hospital, Risk factor, Urine, Catheter, Hygiene
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0453648
Code Inist : 002B05B02G. Création : 01/03/1996.