Stethoscope Hygiene Remains Poor – New data presented at ID Week, 2018

Vasuveden RS, et al. Observation of Stethoscope Sanitation Practices in the Emergency Department. ID Week 2018 Poster Presentation from UCSD and VAMC San Diego.

Despite 30 years of accrued evidence of contamination, this latest presentation at ID Week, 2018 confirms stethoscope hygiene compliance remains poor – reinforcing the need for innovation solutions.