2010 February
By Williams D, Dingley J, Jones C, Berry N.

“A total of 192 spécimens from 64 laryngoscope handles deemed ready for patient use in the anaesthetic rooms of 32 operating théâtres were semiquantitatively assessed for bacterial contamination. A further 116 spécimens from 58 of the handles were tested for occult blood contamination. One or more species of bacteria were isolated from 55 (86%) of the handles, and included organisms such as enterococci, meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella and acinetobacter.”

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