Impact of a novel mobile high-efficiency particulate air–ultraviolet air recirculation system on...
by Werner Bischoff, Gregory Russell, Elisabeth Willard, John Stehle on 01/18/2019 at 12:00 am
Aerosol transmission of pathogens can result in the rapid spread of disease. Introduction of a mobile air recirculation system based on high-efficiency particulate air filtration, photochemical […]
Probiotic use as prophylaxis for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in a community hospital
by Shelby L. Hudson, Gretchen Arnoczy, Heather Gibson, Christina Thurber, Jayne Lee, Andrew Kessell on 01/18/2019 at 12:00 am
This study was a retrospective chart review from January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017, comparing the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients taking select broad […]
Disparities in the incidence of community-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection: An...
by William B. Hudspeth, Fares Qeadan, Erin C. Phipps on 01/18/2019 at 12:00 am
Community-associated Clostridioides difficile infections (CA-CDIs) share many risk factors with health care–associated cases, although the role of socioeconomic factors is poorly understood. This […]
Improving infection control practices of nurse anesthetists in the anesthesia workspace
by Molly M. Plemmons, Janina Marcenaro, Marilyn H. Oermann, Julie Thompson, Charles A. Vacchiano on 01/18/2019 at 12:00 am
Anesthesia providers commonly cross-contaminate their workspace and subsequently put patients at risk for a health care–acquired infection. The primary objective of this project was to determine if […]
Randomized controlled trial evaluating the antimicrobial efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate and...
by James W. Arbogast, Lisa Bowersock, Albert J. Parker, David R. Macinga on 01/18/2019 at 12:00 am
Chlorhexidine gluconate-based soaps have become the gold standard for handwashing in critical care settings and para-chloro-meta-xylenol is an effective alternative antibacterial active ingredient. […]