Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Ludden, C;Cormican, M;Austin, B;Morris, D
2013
April
Journal Of Hospital Infection
Rapid environmental contamination of a new nursing home with antimicrobial-resistant organisms preceding occupation by residents
Published
Altmetric: 5WOS: 4 ()
Optional Fields
STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS BETA-LACTAMASES MULTIPLEX PCR SURFACES
83
327
329
Nursing homes are reservoirs for antimicrobial-resistant organisms (AROs). This study examined the time to environmental contamination with AROs in a new-build nursing home. Environmental sites in an occupied nursing home (N = 18) and a newly built replacement nursing home (N = 21) were monitored during an 11-week period before and after residents transferred between buildings. Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was detected during commissioning in the new building and was a frequent finding throughout the building after residents had moved in. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli O25b: ST131 was detected once. (C) 2012 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
0195-6701
10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.023
Grant Details
Publication Themes