» Could the prevention of health care–associated infections increase hospital cost? The financial impact of health care–associated infections from a hospital management perspective
21/02/20 02:17 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Health care–associated infections (HAIs) contribute to excess mortality, morbidity, length of stay (LOS), and financial burden.1-5 Efforts to reduce HAIs are essential, but can be costly to health care facilities.6 With limited resources...

» Environmental service workers as potential designers of infection control policy in long-term care settings
19/02/20 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Long-term care facility residents are at higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and colonization than the general population because of their greater use of indwelling devices, chronic wounds, likelih...

» Poor Infection Control Led to Child HIV Outbreak in Pakistan
18/02/20 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
Poor infection control practices led to an unprecedented HIV outbreak among hundreds of children in Pakistan, according to a recent study.

» An update on US Ebola treatment center personnel management and training
06/02/20 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
In 2014, global public health entities mobilized and responded to the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history. Originating in West Africa, 11 confirmed patients with EVD were cared for in high-level isolation facilities ...

» [Correspondence] Reducing mortality from 2019-nCoV: host-directed therapies should be an option
05/02/20 23:32 from The Lancet
The number of confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reported to WHO continues to rise worldwide.1 As with two other WHO Blueprint priority coronaviruses, SARS-CoV2 and MERS-CoV,3 2019-nCoV is lethal. As of Feb 3, 2020...

» The effect of pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection on healthcare-associated Clostridioides difficile rates in a tertiary care hospital
22/01/20 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
A 2008 national prevalence study conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control found the overall prevalence rate of infections and colonization with Clostridioides difficile in U.S. health care facilities was 13.1 p...

» Variability in practice patterns regarding protective isolation measures after heart transplantation: A secondary analysis of the international BRIGHT study
13/01/20 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Infection control is a cornerstone of post-heart transplantation (HTx) in-hospital management when immunosuppression is highest. The use of protective isolation persists despite its questionable effectiveness. We describe and compare pra...

» Infection preventionist staffing in nursing homes
05/01/20 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
An estimated 765,000-2.8 million infections occur annually in the approximately 16,000 nursing homes (NH) across the country.1 Effectively preventing infections in NHs is difficult because for most residents the NH is home, hence, the en...

» Preventing infection from indwelling intravascular devices: Hospital infection society India consensus group recommendations for Indian healthcare
20/12/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Raman Sardana, Amit Kumar Mandal, Deepthi Nair, Leena Mendiratta, Hena Butta, TS Jain, Arti Kapil, Chand Wattal, Charoo Hans, RK Mani, Gaurav Sagar, Namita Jaggi, Praveen Khilnani, Purva Mathur, Sanjiv Jasuja, Sudha Kansal, Vikas Manchan...

» A study to assess the degree of adherence of prescription to WHO and MCI guidelines at a tertiary health care teaching hospital in North India
20/12/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Richa Mishra, Rajesh Harsvardhan, Ritika Rai, Hem Chandra Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(2):48-52 Background: Prescription errors are one of the most common preventable medication errors. The occurrence of medicat...

» Stethoscope hygiene and barriers among physicians – A cross-sectional study from National Guard Health Affairs in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
20/12/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Suha Al Saleh, Aidah Abdul-Aziz Al Rammah, Wajid Syed, Rawan Al Duhailan, Sufanah Kattan, Fawiziah Al-Mana Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(2):53-58 Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the stethoscope hygiene Di...

» Reinforcement of an infection control bundle targeting prevention practices for Clostridioides difficile in Veterans Health Administration nursing homes
05/12/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of nosocomial diarrhea in hospitals, and significant disease occurs in LTCFs with high morbidity and mortality.1-3 A retrospective cohort study estimated CDI prevalence of...

» Health care–associated infections studies project: an American Journal of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network data quality collaboration
22/11/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
For each case study, a link to an online survey is provided that allows you to answer the questions posed and receive immediate feedback in the form of answers and explanations. All individual participant answers will remain confidential...

» MRSA colonisation rates on a neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit
06/11/19 02:00 from
Journal of Infection Prevention, Ahead of Print. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonisation is a challenge in healthcare institutions worldwide. In this retrospective nation-wide study, the rates of MRSA colonisation...

» Comparison of infection control practices in a Dutch and US hospital using the infection risk scan (IRIS) method
05/11/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
A tool has been developed that provides insight in the quality of infection prevention by investigating a bundle of infection control (IC) process and outcome parameters in a standardized way—the infection risk scan (IRIS).1 The results ...

» The impact of infection control cost reimbursement policy on central line–associated bloodstream infections
31/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) significantly increase morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.1 The key strategies for preventing CLABSIs are minimizing bacterial contamination during the insertion and maint...

» International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) report, data summary of 45 countries for 2012-2017: Device-associated module
29/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) was the first multinational health care–associated infection (HAI) research network established for the prevention and control of HAIs worldwide.1 Its main goals include t...

» Importance of operating room case scheduling on analyses of observed reductions in surgical site infections from the purchase and installation of capital equipment in operating rooms
19/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Even with contemporary intraoperative infection control practices, bacterial pathogens (eg, Staphylococcus aureus) are isolated from the operating room (OR) environment for many cases (eg, 46%).1 Some efforts to reduce surgical site infe...

» Impact of implementation of a modified World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in a university teaching hospital
07/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Hand hygiene (HH) has been considered as the most significant step in infection control and an essential measure for prevention of health care–associated infections.1 Compliance of health care workers (HCWs) with HH varies among health c...

» Investigating the relationship between vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus control practices and the incidence of health care–associated Clostridioides difficile infections in Ontario
21/09/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The modes of transmission of Clostridioides difficile and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in the health care setting are similar; patients become colonized or infected after exposure to fecally contaminated health care worker han...

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