Bacterial contamination of uniforms

J Hosp Infect. 2001 Jul;48(3):238-41. doi: 10.1053/jhin.2001.0962.


Microbiological sampling of nurses' uniforms was undertaken using a Casella slit sampler. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci were detected on uniforms both before and after a span of duty. Recommendations for provision and changing of nurses' uniforms are made.

MeSH terms

  • Clostridioides difficile / isolation & purification
  • Clothing*
  • Enterococcus / isolation & purification
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infection Control*
  • Nurses*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification