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Healthcare Worker Perceptions of and Barriers to Universal Staphylococcal Decolonization in Elective Orthopaedic Joint Surgeries

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 December 2015

Nadia Masroor*
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Gregory J. Golladay
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Julie Williams
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Alexander D. Colquhoun
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Wilhelm Zuelzer
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Kakotan Sanogo
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Michelle Doll
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Michael P. Stevens
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Gonzalo Bearman
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
*
Address correspondence to Nadia Masroor, BS, VCU Medical Center, Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298 (nadia.masroor@vcuhealth.org).

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