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Bacterial Contamination of Anaesthetists' Hands by Personal Mobile Phones Used in the Operating Theatre

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00416936
First Posted: December 28, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2009
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Information provided by:
Medical University Innsbruck
  Purpose
The use of mobile phones in the operating room (OR) has become widespread, because of the lack of reports on serious problems. Since mobile phones are used in close body contact and since, as for most non-medical electronic equipment, there are no cleaning guidelines that meet hospital standards, the hygiene risk involved in using mobile phones in the OR has not yet been determined.

Condition
Environmental Microbiology Equipment Contamination Personnel, Hospital

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Medical University Innsbruck:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anaesthetist working in the OR
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00416936


Locations
Austria
University Hospital Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University Innsbruck
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arnulf Benzer, MD Medical University Innsbruck
Study Director: Arnulf Benzer, MD Medical University Innsbruck