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Preventing contamination of breast pump kit attachments in the NICU.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12822702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Premature infants are at higher risk of infection because of their immature physiological status as well as environmental factors. The 2 principle sources of newborn infection are the nursery environment and the mother. There is limited information available regarding appropriate cleaning of breast pump attachments to minimize the risk of infection. The following article describes one hospital's efforts to minimize the risk of infections to the infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, that could result from ineffective cleaning of breast pump kit attachments used in the hospital. On the basis of the findings, the cleaning policy was revised for the neonatal intensive care unit.
Christine J D'Amico; Cheryl A DiNardo; Sharon Krystofiak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-25     Completed Date:  2003-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Cross Infection / prevention & control*
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / standards*
Neonatal Nursing / standards*
Nurseries, Hospital / standards*
Risk Factors
United States

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