hospital personnel

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Summary: The individuals employed by the hospital.

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  1. ncbi Influenza vaccination coverage among hospital personnel over three consecutive vaccination campaigns (2001-2002 to 2003-2004)
    J R de Juanes
    Preventive Medicine Service, Jefe de Servicio de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Carretera de Andalucia Km 5, 28041 Madrid, Spain
    Vaccine 25:201-4. 2007
  2. ncbi Hospital bloodborne pathogens programs: program characteristics and blood and body fluid exposure rates
    S E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:73-82. 2001
  3. ncbi The shocking cost of turnover in health care
    J Deane Waldman
    Health Sciences Center, Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 29:2-7. 2004
  4. pmc Estimate of deaths attributable to passive smoking among UK adults: database analysis
    Konrad Jamrozik
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    BMJ 330:812. 2005
  5. ncbi Effect of education and performance feedback on handwashing: the benefit of administrative support in Argentinean hospitals
    Victor Daniel Rosenthal
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Bernal Medical Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Infect Control 31:85-92. 2003
  6. ncbi Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issues
    Jennifer M Lee
    Abt Associates, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    AAOHN J 53:117-33. 2005
  7. pmc Differences between Staphylococcus aureus isolates from medical and nonmedical hospital personnel
    Christian Cespedes
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2594-7. 2002
  8. ncbi Stress factors predicting injuries of hospital personnel
    Simo Salminen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Occupational Safety, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 44:32-6. 2003
  9. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick and sharp injuries at a university hospital in a developing country: a 3-year prospective study at the Jordan University Hospital, 1993 through 1995
    N A Khuri Bulos
    Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and Blood Bank, Jordan University Hospital, Amman
    Am J Infect Control 25:322-9. 1997
  10. ncbi Personnel reductions and structural changes in health care: work-life experiences of medical secretaries
    Anna Hertting
    National Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Box 230, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Psychosom Res 54:161-70. 2003

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  1. ncbi Influenza vaccination coverage among hospital personnel over three consecutive vaccination campaigns (2001-2002 to 2003-2004)
    J R de Juanes
    Preventive Medicine Service, Jefe de Servicio de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Carretera de Andalucia Km 5, 28041 Madrid, Spain
    Vaccine 25:201-4. 2007
    This study was carried out to assess influenza vaccination coverage among hospital personnel and the impact of health promotion campaigns, within the hospital, designed to increase vaccination coverage over three consecutive vaccination ..
  2. ncbi Hospital bloodborne pathogens programs: program characteristics and blood and body fluid exposure rates
    S E Beekmann
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:73-82. 2001
    ..Healthcare workers clearly remain at risk for injury. Further effective interventions are needed for employee training, improving adherence, and providing needlestick prevention devices...
  3. ncbi The shocking cost of turnover in health care
    J Deane Waldman
    Health Sciences Center, Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 29:2-7. 2004
    ..Here, turnover includes hiring, training, and productivity loss costs. Minimum cost of turnover represented a loss of >5 percent of the total annual operating budget...
  4. pmc Estimate of deaths attributable to passive smoking among UK adults: database analysis
    Konrad Jamrozik
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    BMJ 330:812. 2005
    ..To estimate deaths from passive smoking in employees of the hospitality industry as well as in the general workforce and general population of the United Kingdom...
  5. ncbi Effect of education and performance feedback on handwashing: the benefit of administrative support in Argentinean hospitals
    Victor Daniel Rosenthal
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Bernal Medical Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Infect Control 31:85-92. 2003
    ..We performed an observational study of HCW to measure the effect of 2 interventions: education alone and education plus performance feedback...
  6. ncbi Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issues
    Jennifer M Lee
    Abt Associates, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    AAOHN J 53:117-33. 2005
    ..However, widespread use of safety devices might be more easily justified on economic grounds when the full clinical and economic benefits of these new technologies are considered, especially within the context of injury prevention...
  7. pmc Differences between Staphylococcus aureus isolates from medical and nonmedical hospital personnel
    Christian Cespedes
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2594-7. 2002
    It is unclear whether the levels of Staphylococcus aureus colonization of hospital personnel with patient exposure are increased or whether personnel become colonized with more antibiotic-resistant strains...
  8. ncbi Stress factors predicting injuries of hospital personnel
    Simo Salminen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Occupational Safety, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Ind Med 44:32-6. 2003
    ..The extent to which work stressors and stress predicted injuries occur in a large population of Finnish hospital workers was studied...
  9. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick and sharp injuries at a university hospital in a developing country: a 3-year prospective study at the Jordan University Hospital, 1993 through 1995
    N A Khuri Bulos
    Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and Blood Bank, Jordan University Hospital, Amman
    Am J Infect Control 25:322-9. 1997
    ..CONCLUSION: Needlestick and sharp injuries occur frequently in developing countries. Safer disposal facilities and routine hepatitis B vaccine should be adopted...
  10. ncbi Personnel reductions and structural changes in health care: work-life experiences of medical secretaries
    Anna Hertting
    National Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Box 230, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Psychosom Res 54:161-70. 2003
    ..The focus was to understand and describe work-life experiences for this specific group of women and how they managed in what can be presumed to be a more demanding work situation...
  11. ncbi Are trends in work and health conditions interrelated? A study of Swedish hospital employees in the 1990s
    Inga Lill Petterson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Occup Health Psychol 10:110-20. 2005
    Swedish hospital personnel were followed over an 8-year period, characterized by staff redundancies and restructuring processes...
  12. ncbi Prevalence of antinuclear antibodies in 3 groups of healthy individuals: blood donors, hospital personnel, and relatives of patients with autoimmune diseases
    Guadalupe G Marin
    Division de Posgrado, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas y Biológicas Dr Ignacio Chávez, UMSNH, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
    J Clin Rheumatol 15:325-9. 2009
    ..the healthy Mexican population, we studied 304 individuals, classified into 3 groups: 104 blood donors, 100 hospital personnel working at The State General Hospital, which included doctors, laboratory technicians, and nurses; and 100 ..
  13. ncbi Risk of exposure to bloodborne infection for Italian healthcare workers, by job category and work area. Studio Italiano Rischio Occupazionale da HIV Group
    V Puro
    Centro di Riferimento AIDS, National Institute for Infectious Diseases--IRCCS Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:206-10. 2001
    ..Job- and area-specific exposure rates permit monitoring of the effectiveness of targeted interventions and control measures over time...
  14. ncbi Compliance with universal precautions among health care workers at three regional hospitals
    R R Gershon
    Department of Environmental Health Science, Johns Hopkins University, The School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Am J Infect Control 23:225-36. 1995
    ..Several modifiable variables were identified, and intervention programs that address as many of these factors as possible will probably succeed in facilitating employee compliance...
  15. ncbi Percutaneous injury, blood exposure, and adherence to standard precautions: are hospital-based health care providers still at risk?
    Bradley N Doebbeling
    Program in Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1006-13. 2003
    ..New strategies for preventing exposures, training, and monitoring adherence are needed...
  16. ncbi Cardiopulmonary resuscitation surprise drills for assessing, improving and maintaining cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills of hospital personnel
    Raymond Farah
    Department of Internal Medicine F, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:332-6. 2007
    ..Western Galilee Hospital has developed simulator programs for surprise CPR training exercises in all hospital departments and units. This study assessed the efficacy of surprise drills...
  17. ncbi Risk assessment towards tuberculosis among hospital personnel: administrative control, risk exposure, use of protective barriers and microbial air quality
    Pipat Luksamijarulkul
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 35:1005-11. 2004
    A recent increase in the rate of tuberculosis among hospital personnel has led to a greater concern about the risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in the hospital...
  18. ncbi Biological monitoring of hospital personnel occupationally exposed to antineoplastic agents
    Roberta Turci
    Laboratory of Environmental Hygiene and Industrial Toxicology, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, via Ferrata 89, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Toxicol Lett 134:57-64. 2002
    ..The proposed methods are simple, fast and reliable and can be used to identify exposure of hospital personnel handling antineoplastic drugs.
  19. ncbi Biological and environmental monitoring of hospital personnel exposed to antineoplastic agents: a review of analytical methods
    Roberta Turci
    Laboratory of Environmental Hygiene and Industrial Toxicology Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Via Ferrata 4 a, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 789:169-209. 2003
    In order to assess occupational exposure of hospital personnel involved in the preparation and administration of antineoplastic drugs, biological and environmental monitoring are essential to identify the main exposure routes and to ..
  20. ncbi The psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak on healthcare workers in emergency departments and how they cope
    Tai W Wong
    Accident and Emergency Department, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
    Eur J Emerg Med 12:13-8. 2005
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  21. ncbi Sensitization to Empynase(pronase B) in exposed hospital personnel and identification of the Empynase allergen
    J W Bahn
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:352-8. 2006
    ..the prevalence of sensitization to Empynase in association with respiratory allergy symptoms in exposed hospital personnel, and identified the IgE-binding components in the Empynase extract, using sera with high levels of specific ..
  22. ncbi Factors associated with the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome on nurses and other hospital workers in Toronto
    Robert G Maunder
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital, Ninth Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada
    Psychosom Med 66:938-42. 2004
    ..A survey was conducted to measure psychological stress in hospital workers and measure factors that may have mediated acute traumatic responses...
  23. ncbi Smoke-free hospitals and the role of smoking cessation services
    Lis Neubeck
    Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London
    Br J Nurs 15:248-51. 2006
    ..Help must be offered to people who wish to quit through behavioural and pharmacological interventions and support must also be given to the smoker who must abstain from smoking on the premises during work or hospital stay...
  24. pmc SARS transmission among hospital workers in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:280-6. 2004
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  25. ncbi Compliance with universal precautions and needle handling and disposal practices among emergency department staff at two community hospitals
    K Henry
    Department of Medicine, St Paul Ramsey Medical Center, MN 55101
    Am J Infect Control 22:129-37. 1994
    ..Our data indicate less than optimal levels of compliance also at community hospitals, and show that personnel are less than fully aware of their own noncompliance...
  26. ncbi Hepatitis B virus infection in hospital personnel
    A J Elavia
    Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
    Natl Med J India 5:265-8. 1992
    ..We did this study, as there are only a few reports from India on the prevalence of this infection among hospital personnel, so that a rational and effective immunization policy could be evolved. METHOD...
  27. pmc SARS in three categories of hospital workers, Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1399-404. 2004
    ..914 and 0.686, respectively). Affected patients were concentrated in three hospitals and in the earlier phase of the epidemic. Cleaning and clerical staff on hospital wards were at a much higher risk...
  28. ncbi An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome among hospital workers in a community hospital in Hong Kong
    Alice S Ho
    Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Intern Med 139:564-7. 2003
    ..During outbreaks, hospital workers are at high risk for nosocomial infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus...
  29. pmc Psychosocial effects of SARS on hospital staff: survey of a large tertiary care institution
    Leslie A Nickell
    Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, E 352, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    CMAJ 170:793-8. 2004
    ..The outbreak of SARS in 2003 had a dramatic effect on the health care system in Toronto. The main objective of this study was to investigate the psychosocial effects associated with working in a hospital environment during this outbreak...
  30. ncbi Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease among health care workers, Chiang Rai, Thailand
    H Yanai
    TB HIV Research Project, RIT JATA, Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:36-45. 2003
    ..A provincial referral hospital in northern Thailand, where a cross-sectional study during 1995-1996 reported on the occupational risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission...
  31. ncbi Prevalence and antimicrobial patterns of Acinetobacter baumannii on hands and nares of hospital personnel and patients: the iceberg phenomenon again
    Sharon Bayuga
    Joseph L Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Heart Lung 31:382-90. 2002
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  32. ncbi Psychological well-being among hospital personnel: the role of family demands and psychosocial work environment
    V Escriba-Aguir
    Gender and Health Network RIGS, Valencian School for Health Studies, Regional Ministry of Health Generalitat Valenciana, Juan de Garay, 21, 46017, Valencia, Spain
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 77:401-8. 2004
    ..This study investigates the effect of gender role and the psychosocial work environment on the psychological well-being of hospital staff in two general hospitals in the province of Valencia (Spain)...
  33. ncbi Impact of Bordetella pertussis exposures on a Massachusetts tertiary care medical system
    Iva Zivna
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:708-12. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of outbreaks of Bordetella pertussis infection on a tertiary care medical system...
  34. ncbi The accuracy of external blood loss estimation by ambulance and hospital personnel
    Gary Tall
    Department of Retrieval, St George Hospital, Gray St, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia
    Emerg Med (Fremantle) 15:318-21. 2003
    ..To determine if emergency personnel, either ambulance or hospital based, can estimate the volume of external blood loss accurately enough to be of potential clinical use in guiding fluid resuscitation...
  35. ncbi Hospital employees improve basic life support skills and confidence with a personal resuscitation manikin and a 24-min video instruction
    Conrad Arnfinn Bjørshol
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
    Resuscitation 80:898-902. 2009
    ..We applied this method to an entire hospital staff to determine its effect on their practical and self-judged BLS skills...
  36. ncbi Differences in safety climate between hospital personnel and naval aviators
    David M Gaba
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Hum Factors 45:173-85. 2003
    ..Overall, the problematic response rate was 5.6% for naval aviators versus 17.5% for hospital personnel (p < .0001). The problematic response was 20...
  37. ncbi Frequency of vaccinia virus isolation on semipermeable versus nonocclusive dressings covering smallpox vaccination sites in hospital personnel
    Matthew J Hepburn
    Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, and US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, MCMR UIM O Hepburn, 1425 Porter Street, Ft Detrick, MD 21702 5011, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:126-30. 2004
    ..The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a semipermeable occlusive dressing for hospital workers who receive smallpox vaccination...
  38. ncbi Differences in percutaneous injury patterns in a multi-hospital system
    Hilary M Babcock
    Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:731-6. 2003
    ..Determine differences in patterns of percutaneous injuries (PIs) in different types of hospitals...
  39. ncbi Prevalence of nonreporting behavior of sharps injuries in Taiwanese health care workers
    J S Shiao
    China Junior College of Medical Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Infect Control 27:254-7. 1999
    ..The results also suggest that the current prevention programs, currently provided by the general nursing department, require expert content knowledge in infection control if nonreporting and SIs are to be reduced...
  40. pmc Lack of SARS transmission among public hospital workers, Vietnam
    Dang Ha Le
    Institute for Clinical Research in Tropical Medicine, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:265-8. 2004
    ..Our study documents lack of SARS-associated coronavirus transmission to hospital B workers, despite variable infection control measures and the use of personal protective equipment...
  41. ncbi Motivation and adult learning: a survey among hospital personnel attending a CPR course
    Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock
    Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
    Resuscitation 76:425-30. 2008
    A massive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training programme is continued in most hospitals to make hospital personnel ready to take action in cases of cardiac arrest...
  42. ncbi Knowledge and practice of universal precaution in a tertiary health facility
    S N Ibeziako
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Nigeria
    Niger J Med 15:250-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge and practice of this policy in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu...
  43. ncbi Outbreak management and implications of a nosocomial norovirus outbreak
    Cecilia P Johnston
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:534-40. 2007
    ..We describe a norovirus outbreak and its control in a tertiary care hospital during February-May 2004...
  44. ncbi Evaluation of a hand hygiene programme on an intensive care unit
    S J Dawson
    J Hosp Infect 60:90-1. 2005
  45. ncbi Compliance with hand hygiene and glove use in a university-affiliated hospital
    Nevin Kuzu
    Pamukkale University, School of Health, Nursing Department, Denizli, Turkey
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:312-5. 2005
    ..The hands of healthcare workers often transmit pathogens causing nosocomial infections. This study examined compliance with handwashing and glove use...
  46. ncbi Impact of converting to powder-free gloves. Decreasing the symptoms of latex exposure in operating room personnel
    Denise M Korniewicz
    University of Miami, School of Nursing and Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    AAOHN J 53:111-6. 2005
    ..0001). This study demonstrated that the conversion to non-powdered low-protein NRL gloves resulted in decreased symptoms because of NRL exposure...
  47. pmc SARS risk perceptions in healthcare workers, Japan
    Teppei Imai
    University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:404-10. 2005
    ..The concept of institutional measures was the most important predictor of individual perception of risk. In view of the potential for future epidemics, planning and implementing institutional measures should be given a high priority...
  48. ncbi Alcohol-based hand disinfection: a more robust hand-hygiene method in an intensive care unit
    C Tvedt
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Molecular Biology, Akershus University Hospital, 1474 Nordbyhagen, Norway
    J Hosp Infect 59:229-34. 2005
    ..Our study demonstrated that alcohol-based hand disinfection is a robust hand-hygiene method with many advantages in a practical setting. It is very feasible for use in hospital wards...
  49. ncbi Practices and an assessment of health care workers' perceptions of compliance with infection control knowledge of nosocomial infections
    Mezgebe Berhe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:55-7. 2005
  50. ncbi Compliance with Universal/Standard Precautions among health care workers in rural north India
    Michelle Kermode
    Australian International Health Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 33:27-33. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to describe rural north Indian HCWs knowledge and understanding of UPs and identify predictors of compliance to target intervention programs appropriately...
  51. ncbi Effect of aloe-vera impregnated gloves on hand hygiene attitudes of health care workers
    Denise M Korniewicz
    University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 16:247-52. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aloe-vera impregnated gloves on attitudes about hand hygiene among many health care workers and perceived sense of skin condition...
  52. ncbi Keeping patients safe: an interventional hand hygiene study at an oncology center
    Jeanne H Siegel
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, FL, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 11:643-6. 2007
    ..Although healthcare professionals had a positive response to the spray, it did not improve compliance rates...
  53. ncbi Hand hygiene practices in a neonatal intensive care unit: a multimodal intervention and impact on nosocomial infection
    Barbara C C Lam
    Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, China
    Pediatrics 114:e565-71. 2004
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  54. ncbi Survey on adoption of measures to prevent nosocomial infection by anaesthesia personnel
    M Askarian
    School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 8:416-21. 2002
    ..Increasing the knowledge base of anaesthesia personnel and raising their awareness as to the risk of infection are necessary to improve infection control procedures by anaesthesia personnel...
  55. ncbi Reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia rates through a staff education programme
    N Salahuddin
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan
    J Hosp Infect 57:223-7. 2004
    ..Further studies will be needed to assess the impact on broader outcome measures such as costs or mortality...
  56. pmc Critical incidents of nonadherence with standard precautions guidelines among community hospital-based health care workers
    Kristi J Ferguson
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:726-31. 2004
    ..To identify, categorize, and assess critical incidents of nonadherence to standard precautions...
  57. ncbi The procedures of hygiene to control hospital-acquired diarrhoea in paediatric wards: a multicentre audit
    J F Jusot
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, INSERM U271, Lyon, France
    J Hosp Infect 57:44-51. 2004
    ..Despite the excellent compliance of HCWs to handwashing, clearer recommendations for the indication and use of disinfectants and disposable gloves are urgently needed...
  58. ncbi Complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: implementing needleless systems and intravenous safety devices
    Michelle A Marini
    Emergency Services, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:209-14. 2004
    ..Addressing these obstacles and providing adequate training for all clinicians were required for successful implementation of these i.v. safety devices...
  59. ncbi Aggressive and violent incidents: perceptions of training and support among staff caring for older people and people with head injury
    Frances Badger
    School of Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Nurs 13:526-33. 2004
    ..The study of violence and aggression in other specialties has been neglected. This paper reports the findings from a survey of staff perceptions of training and support in an elderly care and head injury unit...
  60. ncbi Outcomes of an infection prevention project focusing on hand hygiene and isolation practices
    Daleen Aragon
    Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Unit, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Florida, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 16:121-32. 2005
    ..Consumption of alcohol-based foam disinfectant doubled from baseline. Findings are consistent with other published studies. The project will continue with further reinforcement and education over the second year...
  61. ncbi Controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by stepwise implementation of preventive strategies in a university hospital: impact of a link-nurse system on the basis of multidisciplinary approaches
    Hayato Miyachi
    Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Laboratory and Infection Control Office, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa 259 1193, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 35:115-21. 2007
    ..Current approaches in the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the large tertiary referral hospital have not been universally successful...
  62. ncbi Healthcare workers' hand decontamination practices: compliance with recommended guidelines
    Sile A Creedon
    Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 51:208-16. 2005
    ..This paper reports a study of healthcare workers' handwashing/hand hygiene practices from a behavioural perspective...
  63. ncbi Medical staff knowledge about MRSA colonization and infection in acute hospitals
    R A Seaton
    J Hosp Infect 64:297-9. 2006
  64. ncbi The effect of random voice hand hygiene messages delivered by medical, nursing, and infection control staff on hand hygiene compliance in intensive care
    Maryanne McGuckin
    School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:673-5. 2006
    ..Compliance measured through product usage and reported as HH/bed-days increased by 60% for soap and sanitizer combined and 25% for sanitizer usage (P < 001)...
  65. ncbi Effect of education on hand hygiene beliefs and practices: a 5-year program
    Mary F Wisniewski
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:88-91. 2007
    ..3% to 51%; and in allied HCWs, 12% to 44%. Study year, infection control interactive education-session attendance, infection control knowledge, and being a physician or allied HCW independently predicted a preference for alcohol hand rub...
  66. ncbi Discrepancy between self-reported and observed hand hygiene behaviour in healthcare professionals
    E A Jenner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    J Hosp Infect 63:418-22. 2006
    ..The results suggest that hand hygiene interventions that target changes in attitudes, intentions or self-reported practice are likely to fail in terms of changing behaviour, and consideration is given to how this could be remedied...
  67. ncbi Why healthcare workers don't wash their hands: a behavioral explanation
    Michael Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:484-92. 2006
    ..To elucidate behavioral determinants of handwashing among nurses...
  68. pmc Using the six sigma process to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Hand Hygiene in 4 intensive care units
    Noel E Eldridge
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, National Center for Patient Safety, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S35-42. 2006
    ..The CDC's emphasis on the use of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) rather than soap and water was an opportunity to improve compliance, but the Guideline contained over 40 specific recommendations to implement...
  69. ncbi Factors associated with personal protection equipment use and hand hygiene among hemodialysis staff
    Gayle Shimokura
    Department of Epidemiology, UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Infect Control 34:100-7. 2006
    ..In this study, we investigated factors associated with performing these practices as recommended...
  70. ncbi Cross-sectional survey of hand-hygiene compliance and attitudes of health care workers and visitors in the intensive care units at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
    Kanitha Patarakul
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S287-93. 2005
    ..The behavior attitudes, and beliefs of health care workers (HCWs) and visitors regarding hand-hygiene practices have never been studied in KCMH...
  71. ncbi [Impact study of an active antiflu vaccination programme on the Clermont-Ferrand Teaching Hospital staff]
    A Chamoux
    Service de santé travail environnement, CHU de Clermont Ferrand, rue Montalembert, 63000 Clermont Ferrand, France
    Med Mal Infect 36:144-50. 2006
    ..An annual vaccination appears to be the most effective prevention against influenza. In France however the vaccinal coverage of health workers does not exceed 15%...
  72. ncbi Knowledge and practices of health care workers and medical students towards universal precautions in hospitals in Mazandaran Province
    N Motamed
    Department of Community Medicine, Bushehr Medical School, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 12:653-61. 2006
    ..Health workers had difficulty distinguishing between deep body fluids and body secretions that are not considered infectious. Good practices were reported regarding hand-washing, disposal of needles, and glove, mask and gown usage...
  73. ncbi Adherence to an occupational blood borne pathogens exposure management program among healthcare workers and other groups at risk in Argentina
    Marisa Miceli
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Braz J Infect Dis 9:454-8. 2005
    ..General interventions and ongoing personnel education to modify individual attitudes are needed, as are continued efforts to assess HCWs' experiences with these programs, as well as the identification of strategies to improve adherence...
  74. ncbi Health care workers' hand decontamination practices: an Irish study
    Sile A Creedon
    University College Cork, Ireland
    Clin Nurs Res 15:6-26. 2006
    ..001) following the interventional hand-hygiene program. Significant changes were also found in relation to health care workers' attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge (p < .05)...
  75. ncbi Multicentre study on hand hygiene facilities and practice in the Mediterranean area: results from the NosoMed Network
    K Amazian
    Laboratoire d Epidémiologie et Santé Publique, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
    J Hosp Infect 62:311-8. 2006
    ..Multi-approach programmes combining the production of official local recommendations, education and regular evaluation of hand hygiene practice are much needed to improve the present situation...
  76. ncbi Putting educational theory into clinical practice
    Tracey Cooper
    Infection Control, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:124-7. 2007
  77. ncbi Infection control education: how to make an impact--tools for the job
    Mark Farrington
    Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Cambridge HPA, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:128-32. 2007
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  78. ncbi Conversion to low-protein, powder-free surgical gloves: is it worth the cost?
    Denise M Korniewicz
    University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Miami, FL, USA
    AAOHN J 53:388-93. 2005
    ..This study demonstrated that conversion to the use of powder-free, low-protein NRL gloves not only reduces health care worker NRL symptoms, but also positively affects the costs of glove purchases and workers' compensation...
  79. ncbi Extent and predictors of microbial hand contamination in a tertiary care ophthalmic outpatient practice
    Robert F Lam
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46:3578-83. 2005
    ..To measure the extent of microbial hand contamination among ophthalmologists during routine clinic practice and examine its association with hand cleansing practices and beliefs, glove use, and patient load...
  80. ncbi Differences in hand hygiene behavior related to the contamination risk of healthcare activities in different groups of healthcare workers
    Constanze Wendt
    Hygiene Institut der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:203-6. 2004
    ..The Fulkerson scale lists 15 typical clinical activities ranked according to their risk of hand contamination...
  81. ncbi Non-hospital based registered nurses and the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure
    Robyn R M Gershon
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ind Health 45:695-704. 2007
    ..Intervention research is warranted to evaluate improved risk reduction practices tailored to this population of RNs...
  82. ncbi Priority setting in a hospital critical care unit: qualitative case study
    Jens Mielke
    University of Zimbabwe Medical School, Zimbabwe
    Crit Care Med 31:2764-8. 2003
    ..To describe priority setting for admissions in a hospital critical care unit and to evaluate it using the ethical framework of "accountability for reasonableness...
  83. ncbi [Greater hand hygiene adherence in hospitals is possible]
    Jesús Molina-Cabrillana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:119-20. 2008
  84. ncbi Why don't doctors wash their hands? A correlational study of thinking styles and hand hygiene
    Ruth M Sladek
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 36:399-406. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether doctors' preferences for a rational thinking style or an experiential thinking style are associated with hand hygiene compliance...
  85. ncbi Do we practice what we preach? Health care worker screening and vaccination
    Julia M L Brotherton
    Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control Branch, New South Wales Public Health Officer Training Program, New South Wales Health Department, North Sydney, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 31:144-50. 2003
    ..To describe the current screening and immunization practices in New South Wales (NSW) hospitals and the experience of NSW nurses in relation to screening and immunization and to identify areas that can be targeted for improvement...
  86. ncbi Compliance with handwashing in a university hospital in Thailand
    Duangporn Paotong
    Am J Infect Control 31:128. 2003
  87. ncbi Improving hand hygiene compliance
    Annette Jeanes
    University Hospital Lewisham, London
    Nurs Times 99:47-9. 2003
    ..Achieving compliance with hand hygiene can be difficult. Annette Jeanes explains how a new approach to marketing hand hygiene produced sustained positive results...
  88. ncbi Hand hygiene practices after brief encounters with patients: an important opportunity for prevention
    Rebecca E Dedrick
    Prevention and Evaluation Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:341-5. 2007
    ..To identify characteristics of encounters between healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients that correlated with hand hygiene adherence among HCWs...
  89. ncbi Impact of 2 different levels of performance feedback on compliance with infection control process measures in 2 intensive care units
    Susan Assanasen
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Quality Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:407-13. 2008
    ..Performance monitoring and feedback of infection control process measures is an important tool for improving guideline adherence. Different feedback strategies may lead to distinctive outcomes...
  90. ncbi Human immunodeficiency virus knowledge and attitudes among hospital-based healthcare professionals in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China
    Allen F Anderson
    School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, Indiana 36904, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:128-31. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) knowledge and attitudes among hospital-based healthcare professionals in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China...
  91. ncbi [Questionnaire about impression and knowledge of tuberculosis in employees and students in a university hospital]
    Yoichi Nakanishi
    Research Institute for Diseases of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuokashi, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Kekkaku 77:457-63. 2002
    ..Since they have some risk of TB infection through a service at window, the strengthening of health education on TB for them would be necessary...
  92. ncbi Effect of correctly using alcohol-based hand rub in a clinical setting
    Sussie Laustsen
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Brendstrupgaardsvej, Aarhus, Denmark
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:954-6. 2008
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  93. ncbi Reducing sharps injuries among health care workers: a sharps container quality improvement project
    Irene B Hatcher
    Office of Case Management, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, A 1202 MCN, 1161 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37232 2415, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:410-4. 2002
    ..Staff identified other problems, which were taken to the manufacturer of the sharps container selected and resulted in product design changes...
  94. ncbi Clinical implementation of a scrubless chlorhexidine/ethanol pre-operative surgical hand rub
    Richard Marchand
    Service of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medical Biology, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Oper Room Nurs J 26:21-2, 26, 29-31. 2008
    ..Within a general review of OR processes, it was decided to substitute to the standard surgical scrub a "new" scrubless pre-op surgical hand rub procedure. This article summarizes the results...
  95. ncbi A comprehensive approach to percutaneous injury prevention during phlebotomy: results of a multicenter study, 1993-1995
    Francisco Alvarado-Ramy
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:97-104. 2003
    ..To examine a comprehensive approach for preventing percutaneous injuries associated with phlebotomy procedures...
  96. ncbi Lapses in measures recommended for preventing hospital-acquired infection
    P N Chandra
    Neonatal Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram Wardha, 442 102, India
    J Hosp Infect 47:218-22. 2001
    ..It is concluded that nothing other than an individual's commitment is likely to be successful in preventing hospital-acquired infections...
  97. ncbi Health system factors contributing to breastfeeding success
    L W Kuan
    Division of Neonatology, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Pediatrics 104:e28. 1999
    ..To identify and characterize health care system factors that contribute to successful breastfeeding in the early postpartum period...
  98. ncbi Trace determination of anthracyclines in urine: a new high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry method for assessing exposure of hospital personnel
    Cristina Sottani
    Laboratory for Environmental and Toxicological Testing, S Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Via Ferrata 8, Pavia, Italy
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 18:2426-36. 2004
    ..This is the first method that makes use of LC/MS/MS for the biological monitoring of occupational exposure to anthracyclines...
  99. ncbi Devastating injuries in healthcare workers: description of the crisis and legislative solution to the epidemic of back injury from patient lifting
    Richard F Edlich
    Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 15:225-41. 2005
    ..for use in emergency medical systems and hospitals for patient lifting and transfer without injury to hospital personnel. The US healthcare industry has not voluntarily taken measures necessary to reduce patient handling injury ..
  100. pmc Forty years of control of healthcare-associated infections in Scandinavia
    Bertil Nyström
    Former head of Hospital Infection Control, Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc09. 2007
    ..were several cases of hepatitis B infections contracted in hospitals, particularly in dialysis units and by hospital personnel. The requirement that gloves be worn when carrying out working procedures has resulted in a major decrease ..
  101. ncbi Cadaveric organ donor recruitment at Los Angeles County Hospital: improvement after formation of a structured clinical, educational and administrative service
    Bradley J Roth
    Division of Trauma Surgery Critical Care Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Clin Transplant 17:52-7. 2003
    ..Resuscitative and maintenance protocols were devised and implemented through a multidisciplinary team approach for patients diagnosed with brain death. We report the effect this approach has had on organ donation in a single centre...

Research Grants62

  1. CD07-005, Translating Research into the Jade Ribbon Campaign
    Samuel So; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..for HBsAg positive pregnant women" to facilitate the adoption of case reporting and management guidelines by hospital personnel;and informational support for pregnant women infected with HBV...
  2. HIT for Medication Safety in Critical Access Hospitals
    Abraham Hartzema; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Summit 1 is to develop a request for vendor applications. Summit 2 brings together project and hospital personnel to evaluate vendor applications on pharmacy IT...
  3. DRUG ETIOLOGY OF APLASTIC ANEMIA AND RELATED DYSCRASIAS
    David Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island where blood dyscrasias are treated, or by contacting appropriate hospital personnel by telephone, The total population fo the region is about 5.7 million...
  4. Development of a device for rapid detection of anthrax
    David Dean; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..for rapid on-site detection of anthrax in environmental samples, and (b) public health laboratory and hospital personnel for rapid detection and confirmation of anthrax from primary bacterial culture of clinical or environmental ..
  5. TIMED-BIORESORBABLE RADIOSEEDS FOR PROSTATE CANCER
    YONGREN PENG; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..discomfort, can cause damage to healthy tissues outside the prostate, and can be hazardous to hospital personnel and family members...
  6. Non-invasive Blood Radioactivity Monitor
    David Schlyer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..invasive withdrawal of these samples represents discomfort for the patient and a potential health risk for hospital personnel. Therefore, the goal of this proposal is to design and construct a novel wrist detector that will be used to ..
  7. Evaluating the Clinical Impact of Simulation & Team Training on OB Safety
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It is unlikely that all CRM techniques equally impact clinical safety. When critical hospital personnel are already overextended, as reflected by the opening quote from a small rural hospital CEO, it is important ..
  8. BROOKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CONNECTION PROJECT
    RICHARD KETCHAM; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..4) To provide Internet training to key hospital personnel who would then provide specifically tailored Internet training to all other hospital users...
  9. TECHNOLOGY USE AND PROLONGING DYING IN OLDER ADULTS
    SHARON KAUFMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..based on the collection of data by interviews with physicians, nurses, patients, families, and other hospital personnel, and by participant-observation of health care team meetings and the daily routine on hospital wards...
  10. Measuring Quality of Care and Patient Safety: Problems in Use and Interpretation
    Josie Williams; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed conference would also function as a facilitator for interaction between researchers, hospital personnel, public health officials, and other end-users, who will have the opportunity to voice their most frequent ..
  11. PD2i ANALYSIS OF R-R INTERVALS IN HIGH-RISK ER PATIENTS
    James Skinner; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The goal of this proposal is to develop software meeting FDA specifications that can be used by actual hospital personnel in an actual clinical situation...
  12. SPECIALIZED CENTER OF RESEARCH IN THROMBOSIS
    Kenneth Mann; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..and clinical experience of the center through demonstrations/education projects to the surrounding community hospital personnel of the Vermont/Northern New England region...
  13. S AUREUS PATHOGENESIS IN HIV INFECTION AND IN DRUG USE
    FRANKLIN LOWY; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..clonal spread of strains among enrolled subjects including HIV-infected, drug users or controls as well as hospital personnel. 3) Determine the impact of hospitalization and antimicrobial therapy on the emergence of multidrug ..
  14. Web-based Empowerment Program for Disaster Victims and First Responders
    Charles Benight; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..utility with users from a variety of sectors including the general public, emergency services workers, hospital personnel, school personnel, and mental and physical health providers...
  15. PREVENTION OF DRUG-RELATED COMPLICATIONS
    Lucian Leape; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..will identify ADEs and potential ADEs (PADEs) in hospitalized patients by reviewing charts and interviewing hospital personnel. We will classify ADEs and PADEs by severity, preventability, service responsible, and attribution...
  16. Outcomes of ICU Working Conditions
    Patricia Stone; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, obtaining NNIS and Medicare data creates an opportunity to explore the sensitivity and specificity of identifying NI through claims data. ..
  17. Dopamine Genotypes, Experimentally-induced Craving, & Cessation in Female Smokers
    Joel Erblich; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Infection Risk of Urinary Collection Strategies
    Sanjay Saint; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Since approximately 40% of elderly Americans will enter a nursing home at some point, identification of those at risk of infection could have considerable health, quality of life, and economic consequences. ..
  19. Assessing Change in Mental Illness Stigma Over A Decade
    Bernice Pescosolido; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  20. E-Prescribing Impact on Patient Safety, Use, and Cost
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Long-Term Outcomes of NO for Ventilated Premature Babies
    Derek Angus; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, our data will allow assessment of the robustness of early proxies for subsequent outcomes, key for future study design in this area. ..
  22. Social Network & Media Effects on Mental Illness Stigma
    Bernice Pescosolido; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This final stage creates a composite of negative and positive TV images of MI based on information collected in I, II and III to develop and carry out a pre- and post-test experimental design/analysis (N=120). [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. Appraisal Delay and Disparities in Timely Cancer Diagnosis
    Laura A Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  24. MOMENT (Monitoring for Outpatient Medication Effects and New Toxicities) in TIME
    RANDOLPH MILLER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The project will develop tools and algorithms to detect the patient symptoms, physical exam signs, test results, and medical diagnoses that may indicate drug-induced injury. ..
  25. START Triage: Improving a "tried-and-true" methodology.
    CHRISTOPHER KAHN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The pilot project is a chart review at more than a dozen hospitals, as well as local Emergency Medical Services, using a prospectively defined data collection tool. ..
  26. Tailored Web Program to Reduce At-Risk College Drinking
    C Raymond Bingham; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If effective, the proposed intervention could be inexpensively modified to deliver effective interventions to large numbers of university students, members of other populations, and to target other health risk behaviors. ..
  27. Violence Against Home Health and Hospice Workers
    Carri Casteel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Active Living and Healthy Diet at the Workplace
    STEPHENIE LEMON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Intervention implementation and evaluation will occur during Phase II. A dissemination plan will then be implemented in collaboration with NHLBI and other funded projects. ..
  29. Social and built environment and race/ethnic variations in cancer outcomes
    SCARLETT GOMEZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  30. Stigma and Mental Illness in Cross-National Perspective
    Bernice Pescosolido; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This knowledge can provide the scientific base for public health and treatment system interventions to mitigate the devastating negative effects of stigma on the lives of persons with SMI. ..
  31. Device use in Nursing Homes: Reducing Risk of Infection
    Lona Mody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Improving Radiologist Detection of Lung Nodules with CAD
    Geoffrey Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. Preparing rural and urban hospitals to improve safety culture through simulation
    David Gaba; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also use multiple methods, including process measures and participant evaluations, to evaluate simulation qualitatively. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. Dopamine Polymorphisms and Smoking Cue-Reactivity
    Joel Erblich; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. Culture and Ethnic Variations in Breast Cancer Treatment
    SCARLETT GOMEZ; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  36. Core Occupational Health Surveillance in Massachusetts
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..MDPH will work with NIOSH State Occupational Surveillance Consortium in developing a final report and set of consensus recommendations regarding core occupational health surveillance activities in the states. ..
  37. GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF RSV BRONCHIOLITIS AND ASTHMA
    Adrienne Randolph; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identifying the genes associated with the onset of childhood asthma could lead to targeted interventions aimed at prevention and treatment of this disorder that is increasing at a rate of 5 percent per year. ..
  38. The Relation of Hospital Workload to Patient Safety
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A second potential outcome will be to make available cost-effective screening tools for monitoring adverse events and errors. ..
  39. Enhanced Surveillance of Occup. Injuries to Youth <18
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..MDPH will also obtain input from states in the northeast and produce a "how-to" guide for surveillance of work-related injuries to youth that may be used by other states across the country. ..
  40. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE OF LOW INCOME, MINORITY
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  41. EVALUATION OF A STATEWIDE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT INJURY SU
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Findings will be widely disseminated to data providers and users. ..
  42. VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE AORTA AND ITS BRANCHES
    Geoffrey Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  43. OUTCOMES OF THE REVISED CA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARD
    Marion Gillen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Health care workers, employers, and policy makers need data to understand the various outcomes of standards designed to protect workers. ..
  44. THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH CONSENT--EMPIRICAL/ETHICAL ANALYSIS
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  45. PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS DEATH AND ORGAN PROCUREMENT
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, a community dialogue will be implemented to interpret and disseminate the findings and provide recommendations to policy makers. ..
  46. Economic Analysis of Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use
    Derek Angus; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. BREAST CANCER PATIENTS RELATIVES--RESPONSE OVER TIME
    STEPHENIE LEMON; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Data analysis will focus on the multi-variate modeling of the hypothesized paths, using a panel design over time, as well as on the characterization of patterns within clinically meaningful subgroups of the sample. ..
  48. Adolescent Use of Substance Use Treatment Services
    Ping Wu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings of the study will provide useful information for clinicians and policy makers, who can use it to improve service delivery for adolescents with substance use problems. ..
  49. Understanding Consent to Tissue Donation
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will be the first to comprehensively examine consent to tissue donation. ..
  50. PTSD and Substance Use/Abuse in Youth
    Ping Wu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..It is hoped that the findings from this project will provide useful information for clinicians and policy makers, so as to improve service delivery for youth with PTSD and substance use/abuse after traumatic events. ..
  51. Use of Health and Social Services Following Work Injury
    Harry Shannon; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During Surgery
    DENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
  53. FAMILY CONFLICT AND DECISION MAKING FOR ADVANCED CANCER
    Laura Siminoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Cut-off scores will be provided for classifying concordant and discordant families. In addition, rich and detailed descriptive information about the family treatment decision-making process will be provided. ..
  54. Seasonality, Environment, and Infectious Diseases
    David Fisman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The latter aim will be achieved using mathematical modeling. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. Post-Trial Access for Insured and Uninsured Participants
    Joel Weissman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  56. "Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Health Car*
    Timothy Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research will provide quantitative information on the value of CDSS in terms of patient safety, adherence to guidelines, and patient experience of care. ..
  57. Hospital Unions, Staffing, Wages, and Patient Safety
    Joanne Spetz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study will delve into the "black box" of hospital unionization to learn whether and how unions affect the delivery and quality of care. ..
  58. SUBSTANCE USE/ABUSE & INTERNALIZING DISORDERS IN YOUTH
    Ping Wu; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....