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Medical Applications — Sanitized

Infection Control

Posted by Stephen Playford on

Infection Control Medical Sheepskins and Bed Linen Medical sheepskins are used in the same way as bed linen, lie in direct contact with the skin. Consequently the micro-organisms found on them are the same as those on bed linen, essentially the normal skin flora. Where fecal soiling occurs, intestinal flora will also be present. These organisms do not present a cross-infection problem unless the user or handler has open skin lesions in direct contact with the sheepskin. If a patient has a diagnosed contagious disease, the medical sheepskin may become contaminated with pathogenic organisms, in which case it should be...

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