Recommended Antiseptics for Killing Bacterial Growth in Neonatal Blue Bulb Syringes: Addressing a Clinical Issue
Repository Posting Date2017-10-19T20:03:08Z
Author(s)Hanson, Linda Angell
Author DetailsLinda Angell Hanson, MBA, College of Nursing, University of Alabama -- Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationBeta Phi
Blue Bulb Syringes (BBSs) are multi-use devices for clearing oronasal secretions in neonates and children. BBSs are known to harbor pathogenic bacteria; effective methods for disinfection are critical to prevent possible transmission of disease. This pilot experimental study identified three low-cost, widely-available antiseptics for killing bacterial growth in a BBS.