Styrofoam Cup Outperforms Crappy Disposable Stethoscope

ABSTRACT
Background
Given the increased proliferation of multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganisms, it is considered standard of care to use patient-dedicated, disposable, or “crappy” stethoscopes to prevent transmission from patients in contact isolation to other nearby patients or workstations. …

Read more on http://www.gomerblog.com/2014/11/stethoscope/

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