American Journal of Infection Control
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Relationship between nasal colonization and ventilator-associated pneumonia and the role of the environment in transmission of Staphylococcu...
We performed a cohort study of patients with VAP caused by methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) or methicillin-sensitive S aureus during 2 years in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). All patients had nasal swab specimens obtained at admission and during the ICU stay. Clinical samples also were col...
Eradication of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae gastrointestinal colonization with nonabsorbable oral antibiotic treatment: A prospec...
We conducted a semirandomized, prospective, controlled trial using oral nonabsorbable antibiotics. Consecutive hospitalized CRE carriers were studied. Patients whose rectal isolates were gentamicin sensitive but colistin resistant were treated with gentamicin. Patients whose isolates were colistin s...
iPads, droids, and bugs: Infection prevention for mobile handheld devices at the point of care.
Health care providers are increasingly using wireless media tablets, such as the Apple iPad, especially in the hospital setting. In the absence of specific tablet disinfection guidelines the authors applied what is known about the contamination of other nonmedical mobile communication devices to cre...
Comprehensive survey of hand hygiene measurement and improvement practices in the Veterans Health Administration.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a national health care system with variation in hand hygiene (HH) measurement and improvement practices across its facilities. The objective of this national survey was to characterize this variability and identify opportunities for standardization. Survey cov...
Sociocognitive determinants of observed and self-reported compliance to hand hygiene guidelines in child day care centers.
We assessed sociocognitive determinants of caregivers' HH behavior in child day care centers (DCCs) to develop an effective HH intervention. Caregivers' compliance to HH guidelines was observed. Observed caregivers completed a questionnaire on self-reported HH compliance, sociocognitive determinants...
Healthcare-associated infections studies project: An American Journal of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network data quali...
This is the first in a series of case studies that will be published in American Journal of Infection Control following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definition update of 2013. These cases reflect some of the complex patient sce...
Predicting influenza vaccination uptake among health care workers: What are the key motivators?
Health care worker (HCW) vaccination was critical to protecting HCW during the H1N1 pandemic. However, vaccine uptake rates fell below recommended targets. This study examined motivators and barriers influencing HCW pH1N1 vaccination to identify modifiable factors that can improve influenza vaccine...
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Investigation and management of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii spread in a French medical intensive care unit: One outbreak may...
An outbreak in a medical intensive care unit was due to an OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii strain imported from a repatriate hospitalized in Singapore. This outbreak revealed another multidrug resistant epidemic strain that had been present in the hospital for 2 years. Both outbreaks were c...
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