Barriers to hand hygiene practices among health care workers in sub-Saharan African countries: A...
by Yetunde Ataiyero, Judith Dyson, Moira Graham on 11/20/2018 at 12:00 am
Hand hygiene (HH) is the primary measure in the prevention of health care–associated infections; however, from published studies, compliance of health care workers (HCWs) to HH guidelines is low. […]
Role of transfusions in the development of hospital-acquired urinary tract–related bloodstream...
by M. Todd Greene, Sanjay Saint, David Ratz, Latoya Kuhn, Jennifer Davis, Payal K. Patel, Mary A.M. Rogers on 11/20/2018 at 12:00 am
Urinary tract–related bloodstream infection (BSI) is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and financial costs. We examined the role of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions on developing […]
Braden score may be associated with time to onset of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in...
by Beverly Sturgill, Harsh Patolia, Alexis Guskiken, Mariana Gomez dela Espriella, Anthony W. Baffoe-Bonnie on 11/17/2018 at 12:00 am
Timely removal of the urinary catheter is an important strategy for decreasing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Data were aggregated from an electronic root cause analysis tool, […]
Evaluation of disinfectants and wiping substrates combinations to inactivate Staphylococcus aureus...
by Elizabeth Brown, Karthik Dhanireddy, Calvin Waldron, Peter Teska, Joseph Eifert, Renee Boyer on 11/16/2018 at 12:00 am
Effective disinfection in health care facilities prevents health care–associated infections. This study evaluated the ability of Environmental Protection Agency–approved disinfectants (quaternary […]
The Safe Hands Study: Implementing aseptic techniques in the operating room: Facilitating...
by Ewa Wikström, Lisen Dellenborg, Lars Wallin, Brigid M. Gillespie, Annette Erichsen Andersson on 11/16/2018 at 12:00 am
Even though hand hygiene and aseptic techniques are essential to provide safe care in the operating room, several studies have found a lack of successful implementation. The aim of this study was to […]