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Infection control: What is the best practice for stethoscopes?

We can’t avoid the presence of germs on our stethoscopes. It is just a part microbiology and the world we live in. Unfortunately, in the process of caring for multiple patients we have the potential to carry these contaminants between patients. Potentially causing an infection that could have otherwise been prevented. The stethoscope becomes a fomite in this setting, an object on which disease is carried and transmitted. For any healthcare provider this becomes a major concern. A quick review...
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