Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on personal devices in hospital intensive care units: Molecular approaches to quantifying and describing changes in the bacterial community of personal mobile devices.

TitleAntibiotic-resistant bacteria on personal devices in hospital intensive care units: Molecular approaches to quantifying and describing changes in the bacterial community of personal mobile devices.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSJ Volkoff, AW McCumber, DJ Anderson, and CK Gunsch
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume40
Issue6
Start Page717
Pagination717 - 720
Date Published06/2019
Abstract

Bacterial community composition and presence of antibiotic resistance genes (mecA, tetK, and vanA) on personal mobile devices (PMDs) of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs) were evaluated. Antibiotic resistance genes on PMDs decreased at the end of the shift, and a several microbial genera changed.

DOI10.1017/ice.2019.56
Short TitleInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol