Are hospital pillow and bedding provisions a vector for patient cross infection caused by patient flatulence?
Its a question we have not thought long and hard about but it appears to occupy the minds of some in the medical community. Some experts are concerned that contamination to hospital bedding and pillows caused patient flatulence is a risk for pink eye infection.
We see it as re-inforcement of the need to equip, clean and audit hospital pillows in a simple systematic manner. Read more on the topic from med-health here.