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Survival of bacteria on dry surfaces in the hospital environment

Marina Matešić ; Zavod za mikrobiologiju i parazitologiju, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Darinka Vučković ; Zavod za mikrobiologiju i parazitologiju, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka
Ivana Gobin ; Zavod za mikrobiologiju i parazitologiju, Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Rijeka

Fulltext: croatian, pdf (527 KB) pages 39-46 downloads: 2.329* cite
APA 6th Edition
Matešić, M., Vučković, D. & Gobin, I. (2014). Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini. Medicina Fluminensis, 50 (1), 39-46. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496
MLA 8th Edition
Matešić, Marina, et al. "Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini." Medicina Fluminensis, vol. 50, no. 1, 2014, pp. 39-46. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Matešić, Marina, Darinka Vučković and Ivana Gobin. "Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini." Medicina Fluminensis 50, no. 1 (2014): 39-46. https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496
Harvard
Matešić, M., Vučković, D., and Gobin, I. (2014). 'Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini', Medicina Fluminensis, 50(1), pp. 39-46. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496 (Accessed 16 January 2021)
Vancouver
Matešić M, Vučković D, Gobin I. Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini. Medicina Fluminensis [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2021 January 16];50(1):39-46. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496
IEEE
M. Matešić, D. Vučković and I. Gobin, "Preživljavanje bakterija na suhim površinama u bolničkoj sredini", Medicina Fluminensis, vol.50, no. 1, pp. 39-46, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496. [Accessed: 16 January 2021]

Abstracts
Hand-transmission of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, by the hospital staff is the leading mode of transmission of nosocomial infections. Microorganisms can reach hands through direct contact with the patient but also through contacts with different surfaces in a medical institution. Bacteria that are the most common causes of nosocomial infections can survive for months on a variety of surfaces and materials, and in this way become a continuous source of infection to patients and hospital staff. The paper describes how desiccation affects the bacterial cell, the mechanisms by which bacteria successfully survive in a dry environment and how different environmental conditions affect the survival of bacteria in hospital settings. The sensitivity to desiccation of the most common bacterial causes of nosocomial infections is also described. Knowledge of the factors that facilitate the survival of bacteria exposed to desiccation enables selection of appropriate disinfectant and sterilization method for use in health care facilities.

Keywords
bacterial transmission; desiccation; nosocomial infections; surfaces

Hrčak ID: 118496

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/118496

[croatian]

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