Philip W Smith
Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
- SHEA/APIC Guideline: Infection prevention and control in the long-term care facilityPhilip W Smith
College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5400, USA
Am J Infect Control 36:504-35. 2008
- Infection control through the agesPhilip W Smith
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5400, USA
Am J Infect Control 40:35-42. 2012..Hospital settings for the time periods are described, with particular emphasis on the conditions related to hospital infections...
- Designing a biocontainment unit to care for patients with serious communicable diseases: a consensus statementPhilip W Smith
Biocontainment Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5400, USA
Biosecur Bioterror 4:351-65. 2006..The consensus recommendations are presented to standardize the planning, design, construction, and operation of BPCUs as one element of the U.S. preparedness effort...
- Pandemic influenza preparedness: a survey of businessesPhilip W Smith
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5400, USA
Am J Infect Control 35:484-5. 2007..The survey uncovered a need for providing assistance to businesses in pandemic preparedness as well as training in infection control in the workplace, which should be a niche for infection control professionals...
- SHEA/APIC guideline: infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility, July 2008Philip W Smith
Professor of Infectious Diseases, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5400, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:785-814. 2008
- Influenza preparedness in Nebraska assisted living facilitiesPhilip W Smith
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5400, USA
Biosecur Bioterror 7:429-32. 2009..Assisted living facilities have started pandemic influenza planning, but additional work needs to be done. These facilities are unlikely to be able to assist with hospital patient overflow in a pandemic...
- The Nebraska experience in biocontainment patient careElizabeth L Beam
Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5330, USA
Public Health Nurs 27:140-7. 2010..Design priorities, unit management, challenges, and lessons learned will be shared to guide others in establishing similar infrastructure...
- A long-term care facility pandemic influenza preparedness planning assessment toolPhilip W Smith
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Am J Disaster Med 6:219-30. 2011..To assess qualitative aspects of long-term care facility (LTCF) preparedness programs and to test the utility of a LTCF pandemic preparedness Tool...
- Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism: a survey of the Nebraska Medical Center staff and physiciansPatricia A Lenaghan
ENA Chapter, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-8458, USA
J Emerg Nurs 32:394-7. 2006
- Gaseous chlorine dioxide as an alternative for bedbug controlShawn G Gibbs
Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Omaha, Nebraska 68198, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:495-9. 2012..This study evaluated the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO(2)) for extermination of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus)...
- Hospital preparedness in Nebraska: a pandemic influenza surveyMatthew Smith
Center for Biopreparedness Education, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Am J Disaster Med 4:299-302. 2009..8 percent). This survey illuminates current progress and areas for potential improvement in pandemic influenza planning by Nebraska hospitals...
- A method for evaluating health care workers' personal protective equipment techniqueElizabeth L Beam
College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5330, USA
Am J Infect Control 39:415-20. 2011..The literature is limited regarding studies of HCWs' use of PPE in patient care tasks...
- Evaluation of an infrared thermal detection system for fever recognition during the H1N1 influenza pandemicAngela L Hewlett
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985400 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 68198 5400
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:504-6. 2011..Since fever screening with an ITDS is rapid and noninvasive, this technology may be useful as an infection control measure in clinical settings during a pandemic...
- Bioterrorism preparedness: a survey of Nebraska health care institutionsVirginia Helget
Nebraska Infection Control Network, Omaha, NE 68106, USA
Am J Infect Control 30:46-8. 2002..We concluded from the results of the survey that the greatest needs to facilitate preparation were policies and procedures, identification of contacts, medications, protective equipment, laboratory support, and communication...
- Preparedness for pandemic influenza in nursing homes: a 2-state surveyPhilip W Smith
JAMA 300:392-4. 2008
- The appropriate use of antibiotics in surgery: a review of surgical infectionsTraci L Hedrick
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Curr Probl Surg 44:635-75. 2007
- Survey of infection control training program graduates: long-term care facility and small hospital practitionersPhilip W Smith
Nebraska Infection Control Network and University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 68198-5400, USA
Am J Infect Control 30:311-3. 2002..Infection control practitioners demonstrated significant job stability. The vast majority of institutions where survey respondents were employed followed recommended infection control practices...