In health care, any object designed for use by a single consumer, e.g., bars of soap, cosmetics, shaving razors, toothbrushes, or towels.
These items may be colonized by microorganisms such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Safeguarding them so that they are used by only one individual, or carefully cleaned or discarded after use can prevent the spread of health care associated infections.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Personal Item." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733562/all/personal_item.
Personal item. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733562/all/personal_item. Accessed September 25, 2020.
Personal item. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (23rd edition). F.A. Davis Company. Retrieved September 25, 2020, from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733562/all/personal_item
Personal Item [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 September 25]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733562/all/personal_item.
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