Microbial Growth on the Nails of Direct Patient Care Nurses Wearing Nail Polish
作者: Lisa Blackburn Kelly Acree Judith Bartley Elizabeth DiGiannantoni Elizabeth Renner Loraine T. Sinnott
刊名: Oncology Nursing Forum, 2020, Vol.47 (2)
来源数据库: Oncology Nursing Society
DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.155-164
关键词: Microbial growthNail polishDirect patient care nurses
原始语种摘要: Objectives: To determine whether nurses wearing nail polish pose a greater infection risk to patients than nurses who are not wearing nail polish. Sample & Setting: 89 direct patient care oncology nurses at a large midwestern National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center. Methods & Variables: The investigators assigned participants’ three middle fingers of their dominant hand to three groups: no nail polish, one-day-old polish, and four-day-old polish at the time of culture. Standard nail polish was applied using a consistent technique. Participants were required to work a shift immediately prior to nail cultures and practice routine hospital hand hygiene. Bacterial cultures were obtained from the nonpolished nail and the polished nails when the polish was one day old...
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影响因子:2.393 (2012)

  • polish 
  • growth 生长
  • unpolished 未磨光的
  • expert 能手
  • vulnerable 要害
  • statistically 统计地
  • routine 程序
  • practice 实践
  • fingers 指粒
  • interpretation 判读