American Journal of Infection Control
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#1Karin Granqvist (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)
#2Linda Ahlstrom (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)
Last. Annette Erichsen Andersson (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)H-Index: 8
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Background null Recently, innovative technologies for hand hygiene monitoring have been developed to improve hand hygiene adherence in healthcare. This study explored healthcare workers' experiences of using an electronic monitoring system to assess hand hygiene adherence. null Method null An electronic monitoring system with digital feedback was installed on a surgical ward and interviews with healthcare workers using the system (n=17) were conducted. The data were analyzed according to grounde...
#1Mohamed O. Adawee (Sparrow Health System)
#2Lauretta J. Ellsworth (Sparrow Health System)
Last. Chaney Manarin (Sparrow Health System)
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Utilizing technology can increase efficiency for infection prevention data collection. The purpose of this article is to explain our experience using electronic medical record (EMR) reports for symptom surveillance to increase understanding of how technology enhances infection prevention abilities. The new EMR report method took on average just over 8 minutes a week to run compared to the traditional manual method which took 7 hours a week indicating a major time decrease for data collection.
#1Jason M. Jennings (DU: University of Denver)H-Index: 9
#2Todd M. MinerH-Index: 8
Last. Douglas A. Dennis (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 19
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Introduction null The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of a germicidal ultraviolet light-emitting diode (LED) on the contamination level of a back table in the operating room (OR) during total joint arthroplasty (TJA) procedures. null Methods null Eight Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) petri plates were placed on a table located near the operative field and exposed to air. One plate was removed on the hour over an 8-hour time span. The back table had either an UV-LED for disinfection or a sha...
#1Julie Ann D Martel (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 2
#2Piyali Chatterjee (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 8
Last. Chetan Jinadatha (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 13
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Abstract null null Background null Portable Medical Equipment (PME) such as workstations-on-wheels (WOWs) and vital signs machines (VMs) have been linked to healthcare-associated infections. Routine visual monitoring of PME disinfection is difficult. An automated null D isinfection null T racking null S ystem (DTS) was used to record and report the number of disinfection events of PME in a hospital setting. null null null Methods null The study was conducted in 2 acute-care units for 25-days to ...
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#1Elizabeth A Monsees (UMKC: University of Missouri–Kansas City)H-Index: 1
#2Timothy L. Wiemken (SLU: Saint Louis University)H-Index: 24
Abstracts null null Background null Patient-facing health care workers (HCW) experience higher rates of COVID-19 infection, particularly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, rates of COVID-19 among front-line home health and hospice clinicians are relatively unknown. null null null Methods null Visit data from a home health care and hospice agency in New Jersey early in the pandemic was analyzed to examine COVID-19 infection rates separately for clinicians exposed to COVID-19-contagio...
#1W Wyatt Wilson (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
#2Ana C. Bardossy (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 3
Last. Preeta K. Kutty (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 23
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Facility-wide testing performed at 4 outpatient hemodialysis facilities in the absence of an outbreak or escalating community incidence did not identify new SARS-CoV-2 infections and illustrated key logistical considerations essential to successful implementation of SARS-CoV-2 screening. Facilities could consider prioritizing facility-wide SARS-CoV-2 testing during suspicion of an outbreak in the facility or escalating community spread without robust infection control strategies in place. Being ...
#1Omika Katoch (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Sonal Katyal (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last. Reema Nath (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
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Abstract null null Introduction null Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are prevalent and difficult to treat worldwide. Most HAIs can be prevented by effective implementation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures. A survey was conducted to assess the existing IPC practices across a network of Indian Hospitals using the World Health Organization designed self-assessment IPC Assessment Framework (IPCAF) tool. null null null Methods null This was a cross sectional observation stud...
#1Matheus Polly (USP: University of São Paulo)
#2Bianca Leal de Almeida (USP: University of São Paulo)
Last. Thais Guimarães (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 21
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BACKGROUND: The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare- associated infections (HCAI) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria that contribute to higher mortality is a growing area of study METHODS: This retrospective observational study compares the incidence density (ID) of HCAI caused by MDR bacteria (CRE, CRAB, CRP, MRSA and VRE) pre-COVID (2017-2019) and during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020) in overall hospitalized patients and in intensive care (ICU) units. RESULTS: We identified 8,869 HCAI, of...
#2Christian Sandten (Münster University of Applied Sciences)
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Abstract null null Background null : During shortages of filtering face pieces (FFP) in a pandemic, it is necessary to implement a method for safe reuse or extended use. Our aim was to develop a simple, inexpensive and ecological method for decontamination of disposable FFPs that preserves filtration efficiency and material integrity. null null null Material and methods null : Contamination of FFPs (3M Aura 9320+) with SARS-CoV-2 (1.15 × 104 PFUs), Enterococcus faecium (>106 CFUs), and physiolog...
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