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Prolonged and multipatient use of prefilled disposable oxygen humidifier bottles: safety and cost.

Henderson E, Ledgerwood D, Hope K, Hume K, Krulicki W, Ford G, Golar S, Sutherland L, Louie T ...see all

Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, vol. 14, issue 8 (1993) pp. 463-8

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Abstract

Multipatient use and prolonged use of prefilled disposable oxygen humidifier bottles (Aquapak 301, Respiratory Care, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL) were evaluated by performing microbiologic monitoring and a cost analysis on bottles used for varying numbers of patients and lengths of time.

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  • Alberta
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Cross Infection
  • Cross Infection: microbiology
  • Disposable Equipment
  • Equipment Contamination
  • Hospital Bed Capacity, 500 and over
  • Humans
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy: adverse effects
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy: economics
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy: instrumentation

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Authors

  • E Henderson

  • D Ledgerwood

  • K M Hope

  • K Hume

  • W Krulicki

  • G Ford

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