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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632004/behavioral-interventions-to-reduce-infections-in-pediatric-long-term-care-facilities-the-keep-it-clean-for-kids-trial
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Elaine L Larson, Meghan T Murray, Bevin Cohen, Edwin Simpser, Marianne Pavia, Olivia Jackson, Haomiao Jia, R Gordon Hutcheon, Linda Mosiello, Natalie Neu, Lisa Saiman
Children in pediatric long-term care facilities (pLTCF) represent a highly vulnerable population and infectious outbreaks occur frequently, resulting in significant morbidity, mortality, and resource use. The purpose of this quasi-experimental trial using time series analysis was to assess the impact of a 4-year theoretically based behavioral intervention on infection prevention practices and clinical outcomes in three pLTCF (288 beds) in New York metropolitan area including 720 residents, ages 1 day to 26 years with mean lengths of stay: 7...
March 3, 2017: Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526308/implementing-an-electronic-hand-hygiene-monitoring-system-lessons-learned-from-community-hospitals
#2
Catherine Edmisten, Charles Hall, Lorna Kernizan, Kimberly Korwek, Aaron Preston, Evan Rhoades, Shalin Shah, Lori Spight, Silvia Stradi, Sonia Wellman, Scott Zygadlo
BACKGROUND: Measuring and providing feedback about hand hygiene (HH) compliance is a complicated process. Electronic HH monitoring systems have been proposed as a possible solution; however, there is little information available about how to successfully implement and maintain these systems for maximum benefit in community hospitals. METHODS: An electronic HH monitoring system was implemented in 3 community hospitals by teams at each facility with support from the system vendor...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456322/electronic-monitoring-in-combination-with-direct-observation-as-a-means-to-significantly-improve-hand-hygiene-compliance
#3
REVIEW
John M Boyce
Monitoring hand hygiene compliance among health care personnel (HCP) is an essential element of hand hygiene promotion programs. Observation by trained auditors is considered the gold standard method for establishing hand hygiene compliance rates. Advantages of observational surveys include the unique ability to establish compliance with all of the World Health Organization "My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene" initiative Moments and to provide just-in-time coaching. Disadvantages include the resources required for observational surveys, insufficient sample sizes, and nonstandardized methods of conducting observations...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456319/hand-hygiene-electronic-monitoring-are-we-there-yet
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EDITORIAL
Daniela Pires, Didier Pittet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389091/workload-even-affects-hand-hygiene-in-a-highly-trained-and-well-staffed-setting-a-prospective-365-7-24-observational-study
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S Scheithauer, B Batzer, M Dangel, J Passweg, A Widmer
INTRODUCTION: Compliance with hand hygiene (HH) has often not proved satisfactory; high workload is a commonly self-reported reason. Previous studies comparing workload and compliance have not measured workload precisely and have focused on certain times of day. This study aimed to investigate the association between HH compliance and workload, both electronically defined 365/7/24 (primary endpoint). In addition, the quality of commonly used compliance defining methods (hand disinfectant usage, direct observation) was investigated (secondary endpoint)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302432/the-influence-of-spatial-configuration-on-the-frequency-of-use-of-hand-sanitizing-stations-in-health-care-environments
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Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo, Rana Sagha-Zadeh
BACKGROUND: The lack of user-friendly, accessible, and visible hand sanitizing stations (HSSs) in health care environments are significant factors affecting low hand hygiene compliance rates among caregivers. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the simulated parameters of visibility and global traffic flow score for an HSS can influence the frequency of use of that HSS. METHODS: Space syntax was used to measure virtual simulation of spatial layouts of 3 units to provide quantitative visibility and global traffic flow scores for each HSS...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284143/attitude-of-the-stakeholders-involved-in-the-repair-and-second-hand-sale-of-small-household-electrical-and-electronic-equipment-case-study-in-spain
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María D Bovea, Victoria Pérez-Belis, Pilar Quemades-Beltrán
The European legal framework for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (Directive 2012/19/EU) prioritises reuse strategies against other valorisation options. Along these lines, this paper examines the awareness and perceptions of reusing small household EEE from the viewpoint of the different stakeholders involved in its end-of-life: repair centres, second-hand shops and consumers. Direct interviews were conducted in which an intended survey, designed specifically for each stakeholder, was answered by a representative sample of each one...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268111/characterization-of-growth-inhibition-of-oral-bacteria-by-sophorolipid-using-a-microplate-format-assay
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Daniel K Y Solaiman, Richard D Ashby, Joseph Uknalis
Sophorolipid (SL) is a class of glycolipid biosurfactant produced by yeast and has potent antimicrobial activity against many microorganisms. In this paper, a microplate-based method was developed to characterize the growth inhibition by SL on five representative species of caries-causing oral bacteria. Bacterial growth on microplate in the absence and presence of varying concentrations of SL was continuously monitored by recording the absorbance at 600nm of the cultures using a microplate reader. The results showed that SL completely inhibited the growth of the Lactobacilli at ≥1mg/ml and the Streptococci at much lower concentrations of ≥50μg/ml...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259049/survey-of-attitudes-and-practices-of-irish-nursing-students-towards-hand-hygiene-including-handrubbing-with-alcohol-based-hand-rub
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Liz M Kingston, Nuala H O'Connell, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is widely recognised as the most important measure a healthcare worker can take in preventing the spread of healthcare associated infections. As a member of the healthcare team, nursing students have direct patient contact during clinical practice; hence, good hand hygiene practice among nursing students is essential. Low to moderate levels of hand hygiene knowledge and poor attitudes and practices are reported among nursing students. However, less is known about their attitudes and practices of handrubbing with ABHR, even though handrubbing is the recommended optimum practice in most situations...
February 27, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118134/validation-of-the-accupoint-advanced-atp-hygiene-monitoring-system-for-sanitation-monitoring-through-detection-of-atp-from-stainless-steel-surfaces
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Ryan Viator, R Lucas Gray, Ron Sarver, Brent Steiner, Mark Mozola, Jennifer Rice
The AccuPoint Advanced ATP Hygeine Monitoring System was validated by an AOAC International Performance Tested MethodSM on the detection of ATP from stainless steel surfaces. Neogen Corp.'s system is a lightweight, hand-held diagnostic tool used to validate and verify a hygiene program's effectiveness by detecting organic residues remaining on surfaces and in liquids after cleaning. The system is composed of three primary components: an electronic luminometer, fully self-contained single-use samplers, and software...
March 1, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114724/a-systematic-review-on-the-effectiveness-of-interventions-to-improve-hand-hygiene-compliance-of-nurses-in-the-hospital-setting
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Olena Doronina Rn, Denise Jones, Marianna Martello, Alain Biron, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present systematic review is to identify the interventions that improve hand hygiene compliance (HHC) specifically among nurses. METHODS: A systematic review was performed guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses to evaluate the short and long-term effects of interventions to promote hand hygiene practices among nurses in the hospital setting. A search of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Medline Global Health, and Embase was conducted in addition to studies identified by the most recent systematic review...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852324/development-of-a-prognostic-model-based-on-demographic-environmental-and-lifestyle-information-for-predicting-incidences-of-symptomatic-respiratory-or-gastrointestinal-infection-in-adult-office-workers
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Tapani Hovi, Jukka Ollgren, Jaason Haapakoski, Carita Savolainen-Kopra
BACKGROUND: Occurrence of respiratory tract infection (RTI) or gastrointestinal tract infection (GTI) is known to vary between individuals and may be a confounding factor in the analysis of the results of intervention trials. We aimed at developing a prognostic model for predicting individual incidences of RTI and GTI on the basis of data collected in a hand-hygiene intervention trial among adult office workers, and comprising a prior-to-onset questionnaire on potential infection-risk factors and weekly electronic follow-up reports on occurrence of symptoms of, and on exposures to RTI or GTI...
November 16, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817756/frequency-of-use-of-alcohol-based-hand-rubs-by-nurses-a-systematic-review
#13
John M Boyce, Philip M Polgreen, Mauricio Monsalve, David R Macinga, James W Arbogast
BACKGROUND Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration requested that a "maximal use" trial be conducted to ensure the safety of frequent use of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) by healthcare workers. OBJECTIVE To establish how frequently volunteers should be exposed to ABHR during a maximal use trial. DESIGN Retrospective review of literature and analysis of 2 recent studies that utilized hand hygiene electronic compliance monitoring (ECM) systems. METHODS We reviewed PubMed for articles published between 1970 and December 31, 2015, containing the terms hand washing, hand hygiene, hand hygiene compliance, and alcohol-based hand rubs...
February 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665030/utility-of-electronic-hand-hygiene-counting-devices-for-measuring-physicians-hand-hygiene-adherence-applied-to-outpatient-settings
#14
Akie Arai, Masaki Tanabe, Akiko Nakamura, Daisuke Yamasaki, Yuichi Muraki, Toshihiro Kaneko, Ayako Kadowaki, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: Our objectives were to evaluate the utility of electronic hand hygiene counting devices in outpatient settings and the impact of results feedback on physicians' hand hygiene behaviors. METHODS: We installed 130 electronic hand hygiene counting devices in our redesigned outpatient department. We remotely monitored physicians' hand hygiene practices during outpatient examinations and calculated the adherence rate as follows: number of hand hygiene counts divided by the number of outpatients examined multiplied by 100...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634563/impact-of-observing-hand-hygiene-in-practice-and-research-a-methodological-reconsideration
#15
REVIEW
D J Gould, S Creedon, A Jeanes, N S Drey, J Chudleigh, D Moralejo
The purpose of hand hygiene is to break the chain of healthcare-associated infection. In many countries hand hygiene is regularly audited as part of quality assurance based on recommendations from the World Health Organization. Direct observation is the recommended audit method but is associated with disadvantages, including potential for being observed to alter usual behaviour. The Hawthorne effect in relation to hand hygiene is analogous with productivity improvement by increasing the frequency with which hand hygiene is undertaken...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566873/is-hand-hygiene-frequency-associated-with-the-onset-of-outbreaks-in-pediatric-long-term-care
#16
Bevin Cohen, Meghan Murray, Haomiao Jia, Olivia Jackson, Lisa Saiman, Natalie Neu, Gordon Hutcheon, Elaine Larson
BACKGROUND: Studies in adult long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have shown a correlation between hand hygiene (HH) and viral outbreak reduction, but no such studies have been conducted in pediatric LTCFs where the epidemiology of viral pathogens is different. METHODS: We compared electronically monitored facility-wide HH frequency in the weeks immediately prior to outbreaks of acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infections versus control weeks in a 137-bed pediatric LTCF from October 2012-August 2015...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376655/-analysis-of-contemporary-hospital-infrastructure-pertaining-to-infection-prevention-in-germany
#17
Andrea Stiller, Christin Schröder, Alexander Gropmann, Frank Schwab, Michael Behnke, Christine Geffers, Jan Holzhausen, Wolfgang Sunder, Petra Gastmeier
BACKGROUND: A high percentage of single-bed rooms and antiseptic hand rub dispensers in hospitals are required for infection prevention OBJECTIVE: Data acquisition of the hospitals' current status of infrastructure pertaining to infection prevention MATERIALS AND METHODS: A electronic questionnaire was sent in March 2015 to all hospitals participating in the nosocomial infection surveillance system (KISS) to collect operational infrastructure data...
August 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348978/brief-report-on-hand-hygiene-monitoring-systems-a-pilot-study-of-a-computer-assisted-image-analysis-technique
#18
REVIEW
Neil Deochand, Michelle E Deochand
Various methodologies have been utilized in hand- hygiene (HH) research to measure the quality and compliance rates of hand washing. Some notable examples are direct observation, self-report, image quantification of fluorescence, microbial sampling, automated systems, and electronically assisted devices. While direct observation is considered the gold standard of HH monitoring systems, its methodological limitations (e.g., high staffing demands, participant reactivity, and undersampling) have yet to be overcome...
June 2016: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27346800/electronic-hand-hygiene-monitoring-as-a-tool-for-reducing-health-care-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
#19
J William Kelly, Dawn Blackhurst, Wendy McAtee, Connie Steed
Electronic monitoring of hand hygiene compliance using the World Health Organization's My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene is a new innovation that has not yet been shown to reduce hospital infections. We analyzed existing data from 23 inpatient units over a 33-month period and found a significant correlation between unit-specific improvements in electronic monitoring compliance and reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rates (r = -0.37, P < .001).
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344575/prevalence-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
M Emaneini, F Hosseinkhani, F Jabalameli, M J Nasiri, M Dadashi, R Pouriran, R Beigverdi
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is considered to be a major nosocomial pathogen that results in serious morbidity and mortality worldwide. Limited information is available concerning the prevalence of VRE infections in Iran. We carried out a systematic search by using different electronic databases including: Medline (via PubMed), Embase, Web of Science, and the Iranian Database. Meta-analysis was performed using comprehensive meta-analysis software. The meta-analyses revealed that the prevalence of VRE infections was 9...
September 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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