- Assessing prevalence of antimicrobial use and infections using the minimal data set in Finnish long-term care facilitiesMaija Liisa Rummukainen
Central Finland Healthcare District, Keskussairaalantie, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Am J Infect Control 41:e35-7. 2013..The prevalence of urinary tract infections was 8%, wound infection 2%, and pneumonia 2%. Minimum data set form provides a feasible tool for collecting data on antibiotic use and infections in long-term care facilities...
- Antimicrobial prescribing in nursing homes in Finland: results of three point prevalence surveysM L Rummukainen
Central Finland Health Care District, Keskussairaalantie 19, 40620, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Infection 41:355-60. 2013..e. to evaluate the variability in the prevalence of antimicrobial prescription between NHs and its relationship to resident characteristics...
- Reduction in inappropriate prevention of urinary tract infections in long-term care facilitiesMaija Liisa Rummukainen
Central Finland Healthcare District, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Am J Infect Control 40:711-4. 2012..The diagnostic criteria for UTI vary among institutions and prescribers. Our aim was to reduce the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in LTCFs...
- Promoting hand hygiene and prudent use of antimicrobials in long-term care facilitiesMaija Rummukainen
Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infections, Central Finland Health Care District Jyväskylä, Finland
Am J Infect Control 37:168-71. 2009..One year after the visits, a significant increase in the mean amount of alcohol-based hand rubs used was detected while usage of antimicrobials for the prevention of urinary tract reinfections had decreased...