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 Planning and response to Ebola virus disease: An integrated approach
    Philip W Smith
    Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:441-6. 2015
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc U.S. Ebola Treatment Center Clinical Laboratory Support
    Katelyn C Jelden
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 54:1031-5. 2016
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications32

  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 Planning and response to Ebola virus disease: An integrated approach
    Philip W Smith
    Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 43:441-6. 2015
    ..We present our approach to leadership structure and function--a variation of incident command--in providing care to 3 patients with EVD...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc U.S. Ebola Treatment Center Clinical Laboratory Support
    Katelyn C Jelden
    Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 54:1031-5. 2016
    ..Experts might review safety considerations for these laboratory testing/diagnostic activities that are novel in the context of biocontainment care. ..
  9. 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. ..
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Personal protective equipment processes and rationale for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit during the 2014 activations for Ebola virus disease
    Elizabeth L Beam
    College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 44:340-2. 2016
    ..This brief report describes the 2 different levels used for patient care and presents the rationales for the specialized processes. ..
  13. doi request reprint Method for investigating nursing behaviors related to isolation care
    Elizabeth L Beam
    College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:1152-6. 2014
    ..To address these issues, a more consistent mechanism to evaluate specific clinical behaviors safely is needed...
  14. doi request reprint Current Capabilities and Capacity of Ebola Treatment Centers in the United States
    Jocelyn J Herstein
    1Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:313-8. 2016
    ..Further assessments should determine whether ETCs can adapt to safely manage other highly infectious disease threats. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(3):313-318. ..
  15. 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...
  16. 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 Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assay was utilized in laboratory evaluations to determine the presence and concentration of vegetative and spore forms of Bacillus anthracis Sterne 34F2...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint Administration of Brincidofovir and Convalescent Plasma in a Patient With Ebola Virus Disease
    Diana F Florescu
    Infectious Diseases Division Transplant Surgery Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
    Clin Infect Dis 61:969-73. 2015
    ..The relative contributions of supportive care, investigational therapies, and patient's immune-response on survival could not be determined. Randomized trials are needed...
  21. doi request reprint Lessons learned: critical care management of patients with Ebola in the United States
    Daniel W Johnson
    1Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 3Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
    Crit Care Med 43:1157-64. 2015
    ..This report will describe the preparations for and the provision of care of two patients with Ebola virus disease in the biocontainment unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center...
  22. 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...
  23. doi 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
    ..To assess the effect of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) device measurement of hospital room cleaning and feedback of pooled results to environmental service workers (EVS) to improve cleaning efficacy...
  24. doi 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...
  25. 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)...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Ebola virus disease: preparedness and infection control lessons learned from two biocontainment units
    Angela L Hewlett
    aDivision of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska bDivision of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 28:343-8. 2015
    ..This review details infection control issues encountered in the management of patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD), with emphasis on how these issues were confronted in two biocontainment patient care units in the United States...
  28. doi 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. ..
  29. 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...
  30. pmc Preparedness for pandemic influenza in nursing homes: a 2-state survey
    Philip W Smith
    JAMA 300:392-4. 2008
  31. 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
  32. 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...