Philip W Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc SHEA/APIC Guideline: Infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility
    Philip W Smith
    College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5400, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:504-35. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Infection control through the ages
    Philip 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Designing a biocontainment unit to care for patients with serious communicable diseases: a consensus statement
    Philip W Smith
    Biocontainment Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5400, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 4:351-65. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Pandemic influenza preparedness: a survey of businesses
    Philip W Smith
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5400, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:484-5. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Influenza preparedness in Nebraska assisted living facilities
    Philip 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
  6. pmc SHEA/APIC guideline: infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility, July 2008
    Philip 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
  7. pmc Impact of chlorine dioxide gas sterilization on nosocomial organism viability in a hospital room
    John J Lowe
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:2596-605. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of ambulance decontamination using gaseous chlorine dioxide
    John J Lowe
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Omaha, NE 68198 4320, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:401-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The Nebraska experience in biocontainment patient care
    Elizabeth 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
  10. pmc Evaluation of the relationship between the Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay and the presence of Bacillus anthracis spores and vegetative cells
    Shawn G Gibbs
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:5708-19. 2014

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc SHEA/APIC Guideline: Infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility
    Philip W Smith
    College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5400, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:504-35. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Infection control through the ages
    Philip 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Designing a biocontainment unit to care for patients with serious communicable diseases: a consensus statement
    Philip 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pandemic influenza preparedness: a survey of businesses
    Philip 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...
  5. doi request reprint Influenza preparedness in Nebraska assisted living facilities
    Philip 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...
  6. pmc SHEA/APIC guideline: infection prevention and control in the long-term care facility, July 2008
    Philip 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
  7. pmc Impact of chlorine dioxide gas sterilization on nosocomial organism viability in a hospital room
    John J Lowe
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:2596-605. 2013
    ..Gaseous ClO2 is effective for sterilizing environmental contamination in a hospital room. Concentrations of ClO2 up to 385 ppm were safely maintained in a hospital room with enhanced environmental controls. ..
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of ambulance decontamination using gaseous chlorine dioxide
    John J Lowe
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Omaha, NE 68198 4320, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:401-8. 2013
    ..We evaluated gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) decontamination of an ambulance using a variety of bacterial biological agents...
  9. doi request reprint The Nebraska experience in biocontainment patient care
    Elizabeth 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...
  10. pmc Evaluation of the relationship between the Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay and the presence of Bacillus anthracis spores and vegetative cells
    Shawn G Gibbs
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:5708-19. 2014
    ..The results of our study show that the low ATP signal which does not correlate well to the CFU results would not make the ATP measuring devises effective in confirming contamination residual from a bioterrorist event. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism: a survey of the Nebraska Medical Center staff and physicians
    Patricia A Lenaghan
    ENA Chapter, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 8458, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 32:394-7. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint A long-term care facility pandemic influenza preparedness planning assessment tool
    Philip 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...
  13. doi request reprint Disaster preparedness and pandemic plans: a survey of Nebraska home health agencies
    Michele D Kassmeier
    Center for Preparedness Education, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 7:182-90. 2013
    ..To develop a tool that assesses disaster-planning strategies used by Home Health Agencies (HHAs) throughout Nebraska...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of adenosine triphosphate detection and feedback on hospital room cleaning
    Philip W Smith
    College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:564-9. 2014
    ..01) and decreased during the washout period. Conclusions. The ATP detection device combined with educational feedback for EVS workers resulted in significant improvement in cleaning efficacy of the hospital room environment. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of pathogen trajectory in a patient care environment
    Angela L Hewlett
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1181-8. 2013
    ..This study utilized mathematical modeling to evaluate the trajectories and subsequent concentrations of particles following a simulated release in a patient care room...
  16. doi request reprint Gaseous chlorine dioxide as an alternative for bedbug control
    Shawn 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)...
  17. doi request reprint A method for evaluating health care workers' personal protective equipment technique
    Elizabeth 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hospital preparedness in Nebraska: a pandemic influenza survey
    Matthew 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Optimum outlier model for potential improvement of environmental cleaning and disinfection
    Mark E Rupp
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:721-3. 2014
    ..A subgroup of housekeepers was identified who were significantly more effective and efficient than their coworkers. These optimum outliers may be used in performance improvement to optimize environmental cleaning. ..
  20. doi request reprint Evaluation of an infrared thermal detection system for fever recognition during the H1N1 influenza pandemic
    Angela 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism preparedness: a survey of Nebraska health care institutions
    Virginia 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...
  22. pmc Preparedness for pandemic influenza in nursing homes: a 2-state survey
    Philip W Smith
    JAMA 300:392-4. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint The appropriate use of antibiotics in surgery: a review of surgical infections
    Traci L Hedrick
    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 44:635-75. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Survey of infection control training program graduates: long-term care facility and small hospital practitioners
    Philip 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...