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An Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Related to Contaminated Urodynamic Equipment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Abstract

Investigation of an outbreak of multiresistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections within our hospital identified the urodynamic laboratory as the point source. Disinfection procedures were inadequate, and transducers designated for single-patient use were used repeatedly and subsequently became contaminated. These improper procedures were part of a cost-containment effort.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1997

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