Bacterial Contamination of Anaesthetists Hands, Personal Mobile Phones and Wrist Watches used during Theatre Sessions

TDCP Gunasekara, BP Kudavidanage, MK Peelawattage, F Meedin, LD Guruge, G Nanayakkara, M Nanayakkara, SSN Fernando
2009 Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology  
Personal items such as mobile phones and wrist watches are commonly used by doctors working in the operation theatre. The hands and personal use items of anaesthetic doctors working in the operation theatre may serve as vectors for transmission of nosocomial pathogens among surgical patients. Our aim was to determine the hand contamination among anaesthetists working in the operation theatre and contamination of mobile phones and wrist watches of anaesthetic doctors.
doi:10.4038/slja.v17i1.409 fatcat:5iq6rnz4xja7vooti6vdapjbey