» High proportion of multidrug-resistant organisms in children hospitalized abroad
10/09/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The emerging spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a serious global problem.1,2 Medical tourists, expatriates, and travelers represent a source of introducing MDROs that were previously absent in the community.3 The early re...

» Abstracts from the 5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC 2019)
09/09/19 00:00 from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Latest Articles

» Ten-year surveillance of central line–associated bloodstream infections in South Korea: Surveillance not enough, action needed
05/09/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
A central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (BSI) in a patient who has had a central line within the 48 hours prior to BSI development, which is unrelated to an infection at an...

» Benchmarking infection control training and practice in Africa: A long-term strategy needed now
04/09/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
A special report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 29, 2019 on the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported a nosocomial transmission rate of 25%, making it the possibl...

» Economics of preventing healthcare-associated infections
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Roopa Bhandary, Amitha Marla, KB Anita Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):1-4 Introduction: Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) contribute to significant morbidity, mortality and economic costs. There are many...

» Hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers in a superspeciality tertiary care hospital
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Neeta Patwardhan, Satish Patwardhan Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):5-10 Introduction: Hand hygiene (HH) is an important tool in the prevention of transmission of infections in hospitals; however, it is often an...

» Evaluation of two culture-based methods for the early detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in pre-operative neurosurgical patients
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Isabella Princess, Siddhartha Ghosh, S Elizabeth Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):11-15 Background: Pre-operative screening for nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is practiced to ...

» Clinical profile of patients with heteroresistant vancomycin- intermediate Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia compared to those with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at a level-1 trauma centre of India
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Priyam Batra, Purva Mathur, Ritick Paul, Pramod Gupta, Rajesh Malhotra Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):16-19 Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus is the common cause of bacteraemia, skin/soft-tissue infections an...

» Targeted infection control practices lower the incidence of surgical site infections following total hip and knee arthroplasty in an Indian tertiary hospital
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Guda Vaishnavi, AV Gurava Reddy, Dinaker Manjunath, Ganesh Oruganti, Ramesh Reddy Allam Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):20-24 Introduction: Deep surgical site infection (SSI) following total knee arthroplasty (T...

» Infection control practices at facilities providing monetary incentives for facility births: An assessment at selected labour and delivery rooms in two states of India
13/08/19 00:00 from Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control : 2018 - 6(2)
Vikas Manchanda, Deepa Prasad, Bharat Randive, Addison Gerhardt, W Charles Huskins, Nalini Singh Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control 2019 7(1):25-30 Introduction: We report findings from an assessment of infection prevention ...

» Regional differences in temporal incidence of Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
03/08/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Clostridium difficile infection is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and public health burden.1,2 Until recently, population-based studies of C difficile infection were largely limited to North America, Europe, and certai...

» A systematic risk-based strategy to select personal protective equipment for infectious diseases
27/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
In the context of routine patient care, personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected through standard precautions or based on the route of disease transmission identified for the infectious disease (eg, airborne, contact, or droplet p...

» Moving beyond hand hygiene monitoring as a marker of infection prevention performance: Development of a tailored infection control continuous quality improvement tool
27/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Preventing infection in health care settings depends on the practices and behaviors of health care workers (HCW) and organizational factors that influence practice.1 Hand hygiene has long been considered the most important infection prev...

» Transitions and Looking Ahead
19/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
After 25 years as editor of the American Journal of Infection Control, I will be stepping down in 2020. I have been the editor for one-third of my life, the Journal has been one of the highlights of my professional career, and I want to ...

» Changes in infection control policies and advancing infection control advanced practice nurse education in the Republic of Korea
19/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
After the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak of 2015, the Korean government became the payer for infection control (IC) and prevention when hospitals developed IC offices and appointed IC doctors and IC advanced practice nurses. T...

» Estimating the effect of hand hygiene compliance and surface cleaning timing on infection risk reductions with a mathematical modeling approach
19/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
It is well known that fomites play a large role in nosocomial disease transmission, and once contaminated, survival of pathogens on fomites may be on the order of months.1–6 Influenza has been shown to remain viable on stainless steel su...

» Bundles for the central sterile supply department
16/07/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, formed in 1991, is committed to redesigning health care in a system without errors, waste, delays, and unaffordable costs. They developed the concept of bundles or packages to help health profess...

» Risk factors for endemic Acinetobacter Baumannii colonization: A case–case study
25/06/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Acinetobacter baumannii is a gram-negative organism that causes a range of infections primarily among those already ill. Its treatment and associated infection control procedures can be challenging as A baumannii has developed resistance...

» Nebuliser cleaning and disinfection practice in the home among patients with cystic fibrosis
21/06/19 11:39 from
Journal of Infection Prevention, Ahead of Print. Background:Nebulised delivery of different classes of drugs is of fundamental importance in therapeutic regimens relating to both the management of disease progression in cystic fibrosis d...

» Incidence and risk factors of surgical site infection after total knee arthroplasty: Results of a retrospective cohort study
30/05/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Elective knee arthroplasty is frequently performed.1 A rare but severe complication is a deep (periprosthetic) joint infection.2 The onset of a deep surgical site infection (SSI) negatively impacts the clinical course of patients and con...

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