Comparison of operating room air distribution systems using the environmental quality indicator...
by Jennifer A. Wagner, Damon G. Greeley, Thomas C. Gormley, Troy A. Markel on 09/18/2018 at 12:00 am
Operating room (OR) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) design and operation aim to provide comfortable and safe working environments for staff and patients. One aspect of safety is […]
Nursing home adoption of the National Healthcare Safety Network Long-term Care Facility Component
by Andrew W. Dick, Jeneita M. Bell, Nimalie D. Stone, Ashley M. Chastain, Mark Sorbero, Patricia W. Stone on 09/15/2018 at 12:00 am
Health care–associated infections (HAIs), particularly those caused by Clostridium difficile and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, pose a […]
Retrospective investigation of 9 years of data on needlestick and sharps injuries: Effect of a...
by Gönül Çiçek-Şentürk, Asiye Tekin, Yunus Gürbüz, E. Ediz Tütüncü, Ganime Sevinç, Semanur Kuzi, F. Aybala Altay, Nilgün Altın, İrfan Şencan on 09/14/2018 at 12:00 am
Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens with needlestick or other sharp tool injuries is a serious but preventable problem. Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) in health care workers (HCWs) […]
High-risk medication use for Clostridium difficile infection among hospitalized patients with cancer
by Amy L. Pakyz, Rose Kohinke, Phuong Opper, Samuel F. Hohmann, Resa M. Jones, Pramit Nadpara on 09/14/2018 at 12:00 am
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurs in persons who have taken antibiotics, which disrupt the microbiome and lead to toxin-producing C difficile proliferation.1 Another factor is gastric acid […]
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among pregnant women and newborns in Algeria:...
by Assia Mairi, Abdelaziz Touati, Sylia Ait Bessai, Yasmina Boutabtoub, Fazia Khelifi, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Alix Pantel on 09/14/2018 at 12:00 am
The diffusion of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) represents a worldwide public health problem. This study revealed that the prevalence of OXA-48–producing enterobacteria was 4.6% […]