Mandatory employee vaccination as a strategy for early and comprehensive health care personnel...
by Christopher Blank, Nancy Gemeinhart, W. Claiborne Dunagan, Hilary M. Babcock on 03/29/2020 at 12:00 am
Influenza is responsible annually for as many as 35 million respiratory infections, 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths.1 Symptom severity can vary from asymptomatic to severe illness […]
Knowledge about hand hygiene in the Generation Z: A questionnaire-based survey among dental...
by Claas Baier, Urs-Vito Albrecht, Ella Ebadi, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Reinhard Schilke on 03/28/2020 at 12:00 am
Alcohol-based hand disinfection represents the key infection control measure to prevent healthcare-associated infections and nosocomial transmission of pathogens.1 It is crucial to continuously […]
Effect of using portable alcohol-based handrub on nurses’ hand hygiene compliance and nasal...
by Amos Nyamadzawo, Junko Nishio, Shinobu Okada, Rudo Nyamakura on 03/20/2020 at 12:00 am
Hand hygiene (HH) is a basic aspect of clinical nursing practice that ensures patient safety through elimination of transient bacteria from the hand surfaces of both patients and health care workers […]
A critical evaluation of current protocols for self-sterilizing surfaces designed to reduce viral...
by Sadru-Dean Walji, Marc G. Aucoin on 03/20/2020 at 12:00 am
Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a problem in health care across the globe. These infections are contracted while a patient is already in hospital leading to complications, longer stay, […]
Low rates of influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers: Distinguishing barriers between...
by Ana Durovic, Andreas F. Widmer, Marc Dangel, Anja Ulrich, Manuel Battegay, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter on 03/18/2020 at 12:00 am
Vaccination has been widely promoted as the best available preventive measure against seasonal influenza. Despite large efforts of federal public health systems and global organizations to increase […]