Frequency of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing and non-KPC-producing Klebsiella species contamination of healthcare workers and the environment

Clare Rock, Kerri A. Thom, Max Masnick, J. Kristie Johnson, Anthony D. Harris, Daniel J. Morgan

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Abstract

We examined contamination of healthcare worker (HCW) gown and gloves after caring for patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing and non-KPC-producing Klebsiella as a proxy for horizontal transmission. The rate of contamination with Klebsiella species is similar to that of contamination with methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, with 31 (14%) of 220 of HCW-patient interactions resulting in contamination of gloves and gowns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
carbapenemase
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

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Frequency of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing and non-KPC-producing Klebsiella species contamination of healthcare workers and the environment. / Rock, Clare; Thom, Kerri A.; Masnick, Max; Kristie Johnson, J.; Harris, Anthony D.; Morgan, Daniel J.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2014, p. 426-429.

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