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The effect of poor handling procedures on enteral feeding systems in Hong Kong.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hospital Infection
0195-6701
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
2
Pages
119–123
Identifiers
PMID: 10389061
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Two enteral feeding systems commonly used in Hong Kong were evaluated for ease of bacterial entry during assembly and delivery of feeds. Wearing new, non-sterile disposable latex gloves during the assembly of the systems did not contaminate the feeds. The risk of contamination increased for systems assembled with bare hands. Systems assembled with hands experimentally contaminated with bacteria resulted in definite contamination of feeds.

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