» Considering high-risk activities and the presence of infection prevention in physician offices
16/11/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
We read the article titled “Current practice of infection control in Dutch primary care: Results of an online survey”1 with great interest. This study illustrates the need for infection prevention specialists in the outpatient setting, p...

» APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections
12/11/19 00:00 from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Latest Articles
The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) launched the APSIC Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in 2018. This document describes the guidelines and recommendations for the se...

» 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...

» Comparing inpatient versus emergency department clinician perceptions of personal protective equipment for different isolation precautions
29/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Hospitals employ transmission-based isolation precautions to prevent spread of microorganisms by various routes including airborne, droplet, and contact.1 These precautions are recommended for “patients who are known or suspected to be i...

» 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...

» Regarding “Risks and benefits of using chlorhexidine gluconate in handwashing: a systematic literature review”
03/10/19 00:00 from AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
We read with interest the systematic review entitled “Risks and benefits of using chlorhexidine gluconate in handwashing: a systematic literature review.”1 We remind the authors and the readership of the American Journal of Infection Con...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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 ...

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