Contamination of reusable electroencephalography electrodes: A multicenter study
by Nancy M. Albert, James F. Bena, Charlotte Ciudad, Nowai Keleekai-Brapoh, Shannon L. Morrison, Karen Rice, Ellen Slifcak, Jack C. Runner on 07/09/2018 at 12:00 am
Reusable equipment, such as electroencephalography (EEG) cup electrodes, may harbor bacteria that can lead to hospital-acquired infection (HAI) (including antibiotic-resistant HAI) because cleaned, […]
An automated hand hygiene compliance system is associated with decreased rates of health...
by Saungi McCalla, Maggie Reilly, Rowena Thomas, Dawn McSpedon-Rai, Leigh Anne McMahon, Michael Palumbo on 07/06/2018 at 12:00 am
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are avoidable through good hand hygiene (HH) practices. Hand hygiene compliance systems (HHCSs) have been shown to reliably measure HH adherence, but data on […]
Future of the infection preventionist role
by Katrina Crist on 07/06/2018 at 12:00 am
This fall, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) is convening a consensus conference on the “Future of the IP Role” to help establish key strategies that will ensure the […]
Evaluation of infection prevention and control policies, procedures, and practices: An ethnographic...
by Mohammad S. Alyahya, Heba H. Hijazi, Jumana Al Qudah, Suher AlShyab, Wedad AlKhalidi on 07/06/2018 at 12:00 am
Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is the most frequent adverse event in health care delivery systems.1 It is a major global public health concern which causes high mortality and rehospitalization […]
Clostridium difficile infection in pregnant and postpartum women in 2 hospitals and a review of...
by Manjula Meda, Nilangi Virgincar, Victoria Gentry, Amanda Walker, Neil Macdonald, Michaela Hooper, Simon Wells, Charlotte Anderson, David Garner, Shamma Mumtaz, Alyson Smith on 07/06/2018 at 12:00 am
Pregnant and postpartum women have traditionally been considered “low-risk” patients for acquiring Clostridium difficile-associated disease, as this cohort of women are young and otherwise […]