Comparison of the efficiency of nail pick and brush used for nail cleaning during surgical scrub on reducing bacterial counts


Alcan A. , Korkmaz F.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.40, no.9, pp.826-829, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.10.021
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.826-829

Abstract

Background: Although the surgical scrub is a mandatory and routine procedure, there is no standard recommendation for nail cleaning during the scrub. This study compared the efficacy of nail picks and brushes used for nail cleaning during the surgical scrub in reducing bacterial counts.