Effectiveness of 222-nm ultraviolet light on disinfecting SARS-CoV-2 surface contamination
by Hiroki Kitagawa, Toshihito Nomura, Tanuza Nazmul, Keitaro Omori, Norifumi Shigemoto, Takemasa Sakaguchi, Hiroki Ohge on 09/04/2020 at 12:00 am
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has emerged as a serious threat to human health worldwide.1,2 SARS-CoV-2 is mainly […]
Efficacy of Flexible Endoscope Drying Using Novel Endoscope Test Articles that Allow Direct...
by Michelle Nerandzic, Kathleen Antloga, Christine Litto, Nancy Robinson on 09/02/2020 at 12:00 am
Strict adherence to reprocessing guidelines and instructions is essential to prevent cross-infection between patients undergoing flexible endoscopic procedures.1–3 Yet, despite reported adherence […]
Can Patient-Reported Room Cleanliness Measures Predict Hospital-Acquired C. difficile Infection? A...
by Danielle J Durant on 09/01/2020 at 12:00 am
Patient experience measures, like those form the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, are increasingly used in healthcare policy decisions. However, it […]
Facilitators and Challenges Experienced by Nursing Homes Enrolling in the CDC National Healthcare...
by Barbara I Braun, Beth Ann Longo, Rene Thomas, Jeneita M Bell, Angela Anttila, Yanhong Shen, David Morton, Theresa A Rowe, Nimalie D Stone on 09/01/2020 at 12:00 am
Standardized measurement of healthcare-associated infection (HAIs) is essential to improving nursing home (NH) resident safety and reducing morbidity and mortality, as demonstrated in acute care […]
SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: The lived experience and perceptions of patients in isolation...
by Ramon Z. Shaban, Shizar Nahidi, Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo, Cecilia Li, Nicole Gilroy, Matthew V.N. O'Sullivan, Tania C. Sorrell, Elizabeth White, Kate Hackett, Shopna Bag on 09/01/2020 at 12:00 am
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.1 The pace of the outbreak driven by the high infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus2 coupled with the absence of a […]