American Journal of Infection Control
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Hospital respiratory protection practices in 6 U.S. states: A public health evaluation study
Background Lessons learned from the influenza A (H1N1) virus revealed a need to better understand hospitals' respiratory protection programmatic practice gaps. This article reports findings from a multistate assessment of hospitals' adherence to the Occupational Safety and Health...
2009-2010 novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccination coverage in the Republic of Korea.
This study aimed to assess vaccination coverage for novel influenza A (H1N1) in Korea using a immunization registry system as the data source. Vaccination coverage was found to be 26.1% for the total population and 54.4% for priority groups targeted by a national vaccination campaign...
Environmental factors associated with nosocomial legionellosis after anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy: case study.
In response to 2 reported cases of nosocomial legionellosis after anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment, the environmental controls and testing facilities in a 221-bed acute care hospital were investigated. This investigation led to the implementation of a series of specific pre...
Transmission via the face is one route of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cross-infection within a hospital.
Our study reveals the possibility of MRSA being transmitted by way of patients' faces in a hospital....
APIC guideline for infection prevention and control in flexible endoscopy
Enterobacter cloacae graft infection/bacteremia in a hemodialysis patient
Reaction & response
Pathophysiology of surgical site infection in total hip arthroplasty.
This article is a case report of a 69-year-old man who underwent a right total hip replacement procedure and developed a surgical site infection. Areas of concern in prevention and treatment of hip arthroplasty infection are presented, focusing on the pathophysiologic process involved. A review of t...
Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in out-of-hospital settings: a Consensus Pane...
In 1997 the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America established a consensus panel to develop recommendations for optimal infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology programs in out-of...
A simple hand hygiene exercise.
We teach our students how to don, use, and take off sterile gloves correctly and how to wash hands properly. During this sequence, the effect of a good handwashing technique as well as the effect of failures in aseptic technique with gloves is made directly visible by the use of finger paints. This...