The purpose of this study was to determine if Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) was present on the electrocardiogram (ECG) right arm leads,
blood pressure cuffs, and fingertip pulse oximetry sensors of monitor/defibrillators used in the prehospital setting.
Assessment of Prehospital Monitor/Defibrillators for Clostridioides difficile Contamination
This study aimed to investigate available resources, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) availability, sanitation practices,
institutional policies, and opinions among EMS professionals in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic using a self-report survey questionnaire.
Emergency Medical Services resource capacity and competency amid COVID-19 in the United States: preliminary findings from a national survey
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
was present on the surface of oxygen cylinders and regulators used in the prehospital setting and secondarily
to assess other surfaces for MRSA within the ambulance compartment, as a comparison.
Emergency medical services oxygen equipment: a fomite for transmission of MRSA?