infection control practitioners

Summary

Summary: Physicians or other qualified individuals responsible for implementing and overseeing the policies and procedures followed by a health care facility to reduce the risk of infection to patients and staff.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Handwashing compliance
    Jeannie Antoniak
    Infection Control Committee at Shaikh Khaufa Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Can Nurse 100:21-5. 2004
  2. ncbi Assessing the status of infection control programs in small rural hospitals in the western United States
    Kurt B Stevenson
    Qualis Health, Boise, Idaho 83712 7756, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:255-61. 2004
  3. ncbi Survey of acute hospital infection control resources and services in the Republic of Ireland
    R Cunney
    Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    J Hosp Infect 64:63-8. 2006
  4. ncbi The organization of hospital infection control in Turkey
    H Leblebicioglu
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Medical School, Samsun, Turkey
    J Hosp Infect 51:1-6. 2002
  5. ncbi Roles of infection control nurses in regional hospitals
    Thamolwan Kananitaya
    Phen Hospital, Udon Thani
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S107-9. 2005
  6. ncbi Nosocomial infection control in regional and provincial hospitals
    Sukanya Buachum
    Phichit Hospital, Phichit
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S124-7. 2005
  7. ncbi From expert data collectors to interventionists: changing the focus for infection control professionals
    Denise M Murphy
    Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology Consortium, BJC HealthCare, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:120-32. 2002
  8. ncbi The business of health care epidemiology: creating a vision for service excellence
    Victoria J Fraser
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, and BJC Health Care, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:77-85. 2002
  9. ncbi Quality of nosocomial infection control in Thailand
    Somwang Danchaivijitr
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S145-9. 2005
  10. ncbi Roles of infection control nurses in community hospitals
    Laddawan Jantarasri
    Tasala Hospital, Nakorn Sri Thammarat
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S92-9. 2005

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  1. ncbi Handwashing compliance
    Jeannie Antoniak
    Infection Control Committee at Shaikh Khaufa Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Can Nurse 100:21-5. 2004
    ..Ongoing education, communication and a committed leadership were essential to promote and sustain handwashing compliance...
  2. ncbi Assessing the status of infection control programs in small rural hospitals in the western United States
    Kurt B Stevenson
    Qualis Health, Boise, Idaho 83712 7756, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:255-61. 2004
    ..Rural community hospitals, although contributing significantly to the US health care system, have rarely been assessed regarding the nature and quality of their IC programs...
  3. ncbi Survey of acute hospital infection control resources and services in the Republic of Ireland
    R Cunney
    Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland
    J Hosp Infect 64:63-8. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi The organization of hospital infection control in Turkey
    H Leblebicioglu
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Medical School, Samsun, Turkey
    J Hosp Infect 51:1-6. 2002
    ..Also, incidence and prevalence of hospital infections and antimicrobial resistance in Turkey are reported...
  5. ncbi Roles of infection control nurses in regional hospitals
    Thamolwan Kananitaya
    Phen Hospital, Udon Thani
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S107-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the roles of infection control nurses (ICNs) in regional hospitals and to detect problems, obstacles in practice and needs for support...
  6. ncbi Nosocomial infection control in regional and provincial hospitals
    Sukanya Buachum
    Phichit Hospital, Phichit
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S124-7. 2005
    ..To study the organization and practices in nosocomial infection (NI) control in regional and provincial hospitals...
  7. ncbi From expert data collectors to interventionists: changing the focus for infection control professionals
    Denise M Murphy
    Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology Consortium, BJC HealthCare, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:120-32. 2002
    ..This article discusses BJC HealthCare's journey through change so that it may provide useful information and tools for ICPs in any setting looking for the necessary change strategies that might keep them in business...
  8. ncbi The business of health care epidemiology: creating a vision for service excellence
    Victoria J Fraser
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, and BJC Health Care, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:77-85. 2002
    ....
  9. ncbi Quality of nosocomial infection control in Thailand
    Somwang Danchaivijitr
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S145-9. 2005
    ..To study the quality of nosocomial infection control with respect to structure and process...
  10. ncbi Roles of infection control nurses in community hospitals
    Laddawan Jantarasri
    Tasala Hospital, Nakorn Sri Thammarat
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S92-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the roles of infection control nurses (ICNs) and to detect problems, obstacles during work and needs for support in community hospitals...
  11. ncbi Program on nosocomial infection in the curricula of medicine, dentistry, nursing and medical technology in Thailand
    Somwang Danchaivijitr
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S150-4. 2005
    ..To identify defects in the program on NI in curricula of medical, dental, medical technology and nursing schools. Impacts of the results of the study on the changes of the program were also evaluated..
  12. ncbi Tracking ties to infection. As rates of hospital-acquired infections have risen, adding billions in costs, experts view a wide range of remedies
    Joseph Mantone
    Mod Healthc 36:30-1. 2006
  13. ncbi Roles of infection control nurses in university hospitals
    Maleewan Kasetat
    Lamphun Hospital, Lamphun
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S100-2. 2005
    ..To evaluate the roles of infection control nurses (ICNs) in university hospitals...
  14. ncbi Eliminating nosocomial infections at Ascension Health
    Dorine Berriel-Cass
    Infection Control, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:612-20. 2006
    ..Vincent's Hospital (STV), designated alpha sites, developed best practices for the prevention of catheter-related blood stream infections (CR-BSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), respectively...
  15. ncbi Antimicrobial treatment for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) infections including the role of the infectious disease specialist
    Silvano Esposito
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:494-500. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi Surgical site infection surveillance for neurosurgical procedures: a comparison of passive surveillance by surgeons to active surveillance by infection control professionals
    Diane Heipel
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0019, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:200-2. 2007
    ..Although concurrent surveillance of SSIs by ICPs at our medical center documented an incidence of 2.2 SSIs per 100 procedures, the neurosurgeons perceived a much higher rate of SSIs...
  17. ncbi [Actual condition of Japanese infection prevention and control]
    Takashi Okubo
    Division of Infection Prevention and Control, Department of Healthcare Informatics, Tokyo Healthcare University
    Nihon Rinsho 65:645-7. 2007
  18. ncbi National survey of the status of infection surveillance and control programs in acute care hospitals with more than 300 beds in the Republic of Korea
    Hyang Soon Oh
    Infection Control Service, Seoul National University Hospital, Republic of Korea
    Am J Infect Control 34:223-33. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to assess the status of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs) and to analyze the trends associated with ISCP implementation since the first program was established in Korea in 1991...
  19. ncbi Monitoring patient safety in health care: building the case for surrogate measures
    Robert P Gaynes
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:95-101. 2006
    ..Objective measurements are notably lacking for many adverse events in health care. A new approach to monitoring such events is based on the experience in measuring hospital-associated infections...
  20. ncbi Infection control
    Susan Trossman
    Am Nurse 36:1, 9-10. 2004
  21. pmc Pro/con clinical debate: isolation precautions for all intensive care unit patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization are essential
    Barry M Farr
    The William S Jordan Jr Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Crit Care 8:153-6. 2004
    ..In this issue of Critical Care, two experts face off over the need to isolate patients infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
  22. ncbi Preventing cross infection of blood borne viruses on haemodialysis
    K Nilsson
    Renal Professional Development Sister, UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
    EDTNA ERCA J 30:23-6. 2004
    ..A local protocol was subsequently developed and implemented at the author's Trust, which will significantly change practice in the haemodialysis unit...
  23. ncbi Impact of a program of intensive surveillance and interventions targeting ventilated patients in the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia and its cost-effectiveness
    Kwan Kew Lai
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:859-63. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi Development of a surveillance system for nosocomial infections: the component for neonatal intensive care units in Germany
    P Gastmeier
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 57:126-31. 2004
    ..We have an overview of 3357 neonates in three birthweight groups. This article explains the reasons for the various steps, and the advantages and disadvantages of modification of the original NNIS methods and definitions...
  25. ncbi [Role of the surgeon in the hospital infections control committees]
    Mufide Nuran Akcay
    Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
    Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 9:225-31. 2003
    ..In this review, we intended to investigate the role of the surgeon in this committee...
  26. ncbi Hospital infection control in Australia
    C S Reed
    Department of Microbiology, Dorevitch Pathology, 18 Banksia Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 54:267-71. 2003
    ..This paper looks at the organization of infection control in Australia, as well as describing the national bodies involved and recent state initiatives in infection control...
  27. ncbi The funding and organization of infection control in NHS hospital trusts: a study of infection control professionals' views
    B Croxson
    The Treasury, PO Box 3724, Wellington, New Zealand
    Health Serv Manage Res 16:71-84. 2003
    ..It is clear that recent government announcements that increased effort will be made to support local structures and thereby improve the control of hospital acquired infection are to be welcomed...
  28. ncbi The training curriculum in hospital infection control
    A Voss
    UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen University Centre for Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 11:33-5. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi Hospital infection control
    F D Dastur
    J Assoc Physicians India 53:419-21. 2005
  30. ncbi Infection control in Sri Lanka
    V Thevanesam
    Department of Microbiology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    J Hosp Infect 52:231-3. 2002
  31. ncbi The practice of infection control and applied epidemiology: a historical perspective
    Barbara A Goldrick
    Am J Infect Control 33:493-500. 2005
    ..In keeping with its philosophy of quality health care and responsible public reporting, the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, continues to explore the issue of mandatory reporting of HAIs...
  32. ncbi The use of vaginal specula in improving infection control
    Sarah Tattersall
    Salford Primary Care Trust
    Nurs Times 102:53-5. 2006
    ..Sarah Tattersall reports on an initiative to encourage GP practices to comply with best practice in infection control by providing evidence on the advantages of purchasing single-use vaginal specula...
  33. ncbi Simple measures save lives: an approach to infection control in countries with limited resources
    Nizam Damani
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:151-4. 2007
  34. ncbi Five-year surveillance of patients with communicable diseases nursed in isolation
    D Beaujean
    Eijkman Winkler Institute for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 47:210-7. 2001
    ....
  35. doi Building the infection prevention system of tomorrow: proceedings of the 2007 APIC Futures Summit
    Denise Murphy
    Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Infect Control 36:232-40. 2008
  36. ncbi Infection control consultation in a 150-bed acute care hospital: making this unobserved and unmeasured critical job function visible
    Patti S Grant
    Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, RHD Memorial Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:401-6. 2007
    ..To observe for potential trending, questions (consultations) and determinations related to infectious processes were documented...
  37. ncbi Role of the infectious diseases specialist consultant on the appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy prescription in an intensive care unit
    Enrico Raineri
    Servizio di Terapie Intensive, Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona, Cremona, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 36:283-90. 2008
    ....
  38. doi APIC launches "Targeting Zero" initiative
    Elizabeth Garman
    Am J Infect Control 36:77. 2008
  39. ncbi Recommended practices for surveillance: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Inc
    Terrie B Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:427-40. 2007
  40. 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...
  41. pmc Dissemination of the CDC's Hand Hygiene Guideline and impact on infection rates
    Elaine L Larson
    Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:666-75. 2007
    ..The diffusion of national evidence-based practice guidelines and their impact on patient outcomes often go unmeasured...
  42. ncbi Weekly versus daily changes of in-line suction catheters: impact on rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and associated costs
    James K Stoller
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, A 90, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44195, USA
    Respir Care 48:494-9. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi Surgical wound infections occurring in day surgery patients
    D Zoutman
    Infection Control Unit, Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 18:277-82. 1990
    ..We conclude that day surgery infection rates are much lower than inpatient surgery infection rates at our facility, probably because of a relative absence of risk factors in the day surgery patients...
  44. ncbi Laboratory surveillance method for nosocomial Clostridium difficile diarrhea
    J M Mylotte
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
    Am J Infect Control 26:16-23. 1998
    ..Alternatives to traditional methods of performing nosocomial infection surveillance need to be developed so that infection control practitioners can focus more of their efforts on prevention activities.
  45. ncbi Should infection control practitioners do follow-up of staff exposures to patient blood and body fluids?
    K M Hope
    Calgary General Hospital, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 24:57-66. 1996
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the efficiency of a joint infection control/occupational health program for the follow-up of accidental blood or bloody body fluid exposures in health care workers...
  46. ncbi A survey of hospital infection control policies and employee measles cases during Los Angeles County's measles epidemic, 1987 to 1989
    R Enguidanos
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, CA 90012
    Am J Infect Control 20:301-4. 1992
    ..METHODS: A survey of all infection control practitioners (N = 102) of acute care hospitals was conducted in July 1989...
  47. pmc Antimicrobial stewardship programs in health care systems
    Conan MacDougall
    Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 18:638-56. 2005
    ..teams composed of infectious diseases physicians, clinical pharmacists, clinical microbiologists, and infection control practitioners and should be actively supported by hospital administrators...
  48. ncbi Nursing home practitioner survey of diagnostic criteria for urinary tract infections
    Manisha Juthani-Mehta
    Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1986-90. 2005
    ..To determine practitioner knowledge of the most commonly used consensus criteria (i.e., McGeer criteria) for UTIs...
  49. ncbi The infection control information system of the Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    L P Manangan
    Investigation and Prevention Branch, Hospital Infections Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Infect Control 24:463-7. 1996
    ..machine, or computer to access CDC information that answers the most commonly asked questions from infection control practitioners and other health care workers...
  50. ncbi Infection control practitioners and committees in skilled nursing facilities in Connecticut
    D A Pearson
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824
    Am J Infect Control 18:167-75. 1990
    ..We conclude that ICPs in Connecticut SNFs have increased in number and that they devote more time and effort to infection control than in previous years...
  51. ncbi Antibiotic and infection tracking in Minnesota long-term care facilities
    Erin O'Fallon
    Minnesota Department of Health, Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1243-7. 2007
    ..To describe current systems used to track infections, antibiotic use, and antibiotic-resistant infections in Minnesota long-term care facilities (LTCFs)...
  52. ncbi Infection control practices in Connecticut's skilled nursing facilities
    D A Pearson
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824
    Am J Infect Control 18:269-76. 1990
    ..Of all the patient care control measures, only that of changing urinary catheters on a routine basis was associated with facility size. More than 90% of facilities reported having an employee health program, but the benefit was limited...
  53. ncbi Validating the certification process for infection control practice
    E Larson
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Am J Infect Control 16:198-205. 1988
    ..Using a modified Delphi technique, several panels of representative expert infection control practitioners (ICPs), a total of 29 persons, participated in an iterative process to define the practice dimensions ..
  54. ncbi The costs of healthcare worker respiratory protection and fit-testing programs
    S E Kellerman
    Hospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 19:629-34. 1998
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  55. ncbi Infection control considerations during construction activities: land excavation and demolition
    S M Cheng
    Infection Prevention and Control Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 29:321-8. 2001
    ..One key concern is the risk of aspergillosis associated with hospital construction. Infection control practitioners must consider some key factors when addressing land excavation and building demolition, which differ ..
  56. ncbi Surgical complications related to insertion of penile prostheses with emphasis on infection and cost
    A Goetz
    Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 9:250-4. 1988
    ..Antibiotic costs to treat the infections totaled $1,900. Prospective evaluation by infection control practitioners of various elective surgeries can be useful in quantitating the complication rate and targeting ..
  57. ncbi National survey of infection control practitioners' educational needs
    J G Turner
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294
    Am J Infect Control 18:86-92. 1990
    ..purpose of this study was to conduct a nationwide survey to determine the number of master's-prepared infection control practitioners (ICPs) and those eligible for admission to graduate programs...
  58. ncbi Daily skin cleansing with chlorhexidine did not reduce the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infection in a surgical intensive care unit
    Kyle J Popovich
    Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA
    Intensive Care Med 36:854-8. 2010
    ..Most studies have been done in medical ICUs. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine skin cleansing on CLABSI rates in a surgical ICU...
  59. ncbi Respiratory protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis: quantitative fit test outcomes for five type N95 filtering-facepiece respirators
    Kiyoung Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:22-8. 2004
    ..that respirators could be assigned without conducting fit testing, as proposed by many hospital infection control practitioners. Among those who would pass versus fail the fit test, we assumed an average respirator penetration (..
  60. ncbi Handheld computer surveillance: shoe-leather epidemiology in the "palm" of your hand
    Jason E Farley
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 33:444-9. 2005
    ..Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common nosocomial infection, active UTI surveillance is often not feasible for infection control departments...
  61. ncbi Association between implementation of CDC recommendations and ventilator-associated pneumonia at selected US hospitals
    L P Manangan
    Hospital Infections Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Infect Control 28:222-7. 2000
    ..Further studies are needed to assess the impact of these recommendations on the occurrence of VAP...
  62. ncbi Computerized identification of patients at high risk for hospital-acquired infection
    R S Evans
    Department of Medical Informatics, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT 84143
    Am J Infect Control 20:4-10. 1992
    ..The computer notifies infection control practitioners each morning of patients who are newly classified as being at high risk...
  63. ncbi Pre-event smallpox vaccination for healthcare workers revisited--the need for a carefully screened multidisciplinary cadre
    John D Malone
    Center for Biological Monitoring and Modeling, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, MSIN P7 51, 902 Battelle Boulevard, PO Box 999, Richland, WA 99352, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 11:93-7. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi Varicella in hospital personnel: a challenge for the infection control practitioner
    D Haiduven Griffiths
    Infectious Diseases Section III, Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, FL
    Am J Infect Control 15:207-11. 1987
    ..These incidents suggested that more rapid prescreening of key hospital personnel with negative histories who have direct patient contact might be helpful in identifying susceptible employees in the future...
  65. ncbi [Nosocomial infections: MRSA und CDAD as a challenge]
    W V Kern
    Medizinische Klinik Infektiologie, Klinikum der Albert Ludwigs Universit├Ąt, Hugstetter Strasse 55, 79106 Freiburg
    Internist (Berl) 50:691-703; quiz 704-5. 2009
    ..incidence of both infections have been observed in Germany and represent a challenge to clinicians, infection control practitioners, quality management teams und hospital administration...
  66. ncbi Application of cost-effectiveness methodology to the consideration of needlestick-prevention technology
    F N Laufer
    Bureau of Health Economics, New York State Department of Health, Albany 12237
    Am J Infect Control 22:75-82. 1994
    ..This article introduces to infection control practitioners several economic concepts related to cost-effectiveness methodology and provides two examples of how ..
  67. ncbi Infection control in jails and prisons
    Joseph A Bick
    California Medical Facility, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Vacaville, CA 95696, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1047-55. 2007
    ..This article presents a brief review of some of the most important infection-control challenges and opportunities within the correctional setting...
  68. ncbi Hand hygiene: seeing is believing
    Cynthia Plante-Jenkins
    Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Q 12:110-4. 2009
    ..During the process, infection control practitioners are able to provide one-on-one coaching on proper hand sanitizing. Seeing is believing...
  69. ncbi Construction: a model program for infection control compliance
    Francine Kidd
    Department of Infection Control, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:347-50. 2007
    ..We describe how an urban teaching hospital's infection control program cooperated with contractors during a large demolition, construction, and renovation project in order to protect its large population of immunosuppressed patients...
  70. ncbi Risk factors for surgical site infections in older people
    Keith S Kaye
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:391-6. 2006
    ..To identify risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) in older people and to test a priori hypotheses regarding particular variables and SSI risk...
  71. ncbi Systems ambiguity and guideline compliance: a qualitative study of how intensive care units follow evidence-based guidelines to reduce healthcare-associated infections
    A P Gurses
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:351-9. 2008
    ..We conducted a qualitative study to explore the underlying causes for non-compliance with evidence-based guidelines aimed at preventing four types of healthcare-associated infections in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) setting...
  72. ncbi Preventing surgical site infection. Where now?
    H Humphreys
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 9063, Dublin 9, Ireland
    J Hosp Infect 73:316-22. 2009
    ..infection (SSI) is increasingly recognised as a measure of the quality of patient care by surgeons, infection control practitioners, health planners and the public...
  73. ncbi Three-year prospective study to improve the management of blood-exposure incidents
    Paul Th L van Wijk
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:871-7. 2008
    ..b>Infection control practitioners carried out risk assessment, made the practical arrangements associated with managing incidents, and ..
  74. ncbi Cost of a ventilator-associated pneumonia in a shock trauma intensive care unit
    Christine S Cocanour
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 6:65-72. 2005
    ..As part of a successful performance improvement program in decreasing VAP from 10 VAPs/100 ICU admissions to 2.5 VAPs/100 ICU admissions, we examined the costs associated with VAP...
  75. ncbi Vancomycin-resistant staphylococci and enterococci: epidemiology and control
    Fred C Tenover
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:300-5. 2005
    ..This review updates information on the development and spread of vancomycin resistance in staphylococci and enterococci...
  76. ncbi Surveillance as a starting point to reduce surgical-site infection rates in elective orthopaedic surgery
    P M Schneeberger
    Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Bosch Medicentrum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 51:179-84. 2002
    ..It is not possible to eliminate surgical-site infections (SSI) completely, but by a process of sharing information we have been able to influence behaviour to reduce the incidence of SSI...
  77. ncbi [Physicians referent for antimicrobial therapy. Results of a survey conducted during a French Infectious Diseases Society meeting]
    S Alfandari
    Commission FMC de la SPILF, 25, boulevard Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France
    Med Mal Infect 40:582-5. 2010
    ..Respondents were mostly physicians (79%) followed by microbiologists (11%), infection control practitioners (9%) and hospital pharmacists (7%)...
  78. ncbi Factors affecting performance of hospital infection control in Japan
    Miho Sekimoto
    Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 37:136-42. 2009
    ..In Japan, hospital infection control (IC) programs are frequently underresourced, and their improvement is considered a pressing issue...
  79. ncbi Activities of infection control practitioners during an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium. Task Force of Association for Practitioners in Infection Control
    M J Jarosch
    Infection Control St Francis Hospital, Blue Island, IL 60406
    Am J Infect Control 17:159-61. 1989
    ..In the final analysis the activities of surveillance, supervision of isolation, education and consultation, employee health, and public relations served to strengthen the positive image of ICPs...
  80. pmc Planning against biological terrorism: lessons from outbreak investigations
    David A Ashford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop C09, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:515-9. 2003
    ..Healthcare providers reported 270 (24.6%) outbreaks and infection control practitioners reported 129 (11.7%); together they reported 399 (36.3%) of the outbreaks...
  81. ncbi Sporadic bacteremia complicating central venous catheter use in a community hospital: a model to predict frequency and aid in decision-making for initiation of investigation
    N J Ehrenkranz
    Florida Consortium for Infection Control, Miami 33143
    Am J Infect Control 17:69-76. 1989
    ..Solving this equation provides an infection control practitioner with an expected rate of bacteremia that complicates CVC use and provides an aid for decision-making for investigation in the absence of clusters...
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    S A Chisolm
    Montefiore Medical Center, Rikers Island Health Services, East Elmhurst, New York
    Am J Infect Control 16:107-13. 1988
    ..Specific tasks within each of these areas require modification to meet the unique needs of correctional facilities...
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    Philip L Graham
    Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:232-4. 2004
    ..The sensitivity (84%), specificity (99%), and positive (84%) and negative (99%) predictive values of NYARP were excellent when coagulase-negative staphylococcal bloodstream infections were removed...
  84. ncbi Extracting information on pneumonia in infants using natural language processing of radiology reports
    Eneida A Mendonca
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Biomed Inform 38:314-21. 2005
    ..automated surveillance using NLP is a useful adjunct to manual surveillance and an effective tool for infection control practitioners. This paper presents a study evaluating the feasibility of an NLP-based monitoring system to screen ..
  85. ncbi Tanzania: a personal reflection
    Diane Gilmour
    Crawley DSU, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
    J Perioper Pract 16:299-301. 2006
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    Susan Dawson
    Public Health Laboratory, West Wales General Hospital, Glangwili, Carmarthen SA31 2AF
    BMJ 325:S121. 2002
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    Loreen A Herwaldt
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 35:662-5. 2007
    ..Numerous states have passed or have considered mandatory reporting laws for health care-associated infections. Such laws would increase ICPs' work further...
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    E R Flynn
    MossRehab, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 24:232-3. 1999
    ..infection control surveillance of ARO presence, along with monitoring of resistance patterns, equips infection control practitioners with scientific data to identify appropriate barriers for use in the rehabilitation setting...
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    K D McCoy
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Infect Control 29:24-31. 2001
    ..Surveys were sent to all community hospital infection control practitioners (ICPs) in Iowa and Virginia...
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    S E Ormond-Walshe
    Infection Control and Formerly Clinical Skills Trainer, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Healthcare Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
    J Nurs Manag 9:209-12. 2001
    ..Whilst not fulfilling all the role constituents of a clinical nurse specialist, the infection control nurse is seen as more akin to a clinical nurse specialist than an advanced nurse practitioner...
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    B Cookson
    Specialist Microbiology and Reference Division, Laboratory of HealthCare Associated Infection, Centre for Infection, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:507-10. 2006
    ....
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    P Loving
    Shoal Creek Hospital, Austin, TX 78731
    Am J Infect Control 20:149-55. 1992
    ..We therefore suggest that both the method used to calculate the rate and facilities' definitions of nosocomial infection be considered when comparing infection rates across facilities...
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    Marasri Juntaradee
    Doi Saket Hospital, Chiang Mai
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S120-3. 2005
    ..To study the practice of nosocomial infection (NI) control in district hospitals...
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    Julie Carter
    Nurs Stand 16:23. 2002
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    William R Jarvis
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:236-8. 2002
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    Steven Schweon
    St Luke s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, USA
    RN 69:36-40; quiz 41. 2006
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    Paula A Pintar
    Infection Prevention and Occupational Health, Columbia St Mary s Hospital Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Clin Nurse Spec 27:123-7. 2013
    ..This project focused on designing an integrated role for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the infection prevention professional (IPP) to proactively manage the delivery of evidence-based practice to high-risk surgical patients...
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    Jennifer A Palmer
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Bedford, MA, USA
    Urol Nurs 33:15-23. 2013
    ..With rich qualitative data, it sheds light on the day-to-day impact of this recent health policy on CAUTI prevention...
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    Maja Djukic
    College of Nursing, New York University, New York 10003, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 28:198-207. 2013
    ..There were no differences between the 2 cohorts across 14 measured activities, except for their reported use of appropriate strategies to improve hand-washing compliance to reduce nosocomial infection rates...
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    Michelle Hill
    Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 44:188-93. 2012
    ..The implementation of the improvement plan has resulted in 25 months without an EVD infection, a triumph for the patients, staff, and the hospital system...
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    Fatima Noman
    Department of Infection Control, Tabba Heart Institute, Federal B Area, Karachi, Pakistan
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    We describe a comprehensive surveillance system involving infection control practitioners, surgeons, administrative staff, and patients aimed at improving the postdischarge surveillance of surgical site infections...

Research Grants15

  1. Targeted Infection Prevention (TIP) Program in Nursing Homes
    Lona Mody; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our results will allow infection control practitioners, healthcare workers, clinicians, policy makers, legislatures, and consumers to better address ..
  2. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ERADICATION OF MRSA IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN
    STEPHANIE ANN FRITZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is now the predominant MRSA clone in the community and in many healthcare settings, clinicians and infection control practitioners face new challenges...
  3. Advanced Infection Control methods for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Pathogen
    Christopher N Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..map these quantitative data individually for each microbe and antimicrobial combination, allow the infection control practitioners to set alert breakpoints, and which informs the correct use of antimicrobials if deployed properly...
  4. Maryland Emerging Infections Program
    David Blythe; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..A variety of training opportunities will also be provided for infection control practitioners, laboratorians, local health department staff, medical residents, and public health graduate students...
  5. Applied Research on Antimicrobial Ressitance
    Daniel Sexton; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and an infection control infrastructure that includes 3 physician epidemiologists and over 20 infection control practitioners. Patients with nosocomial bloodstream infections due to S...
  6. INFECTION CONTROL IN GENE THERAPY
    Martin Evans; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Treatment protocols using recombinant viruses are being introduced into clinical settings. Infection control practitioners will invariably be involved in reviewing the safety of these agents in their clinics and hospitals...
  7. Impact of Hand Hygiene Guideline on Infections and Costs
    Elaine Larson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Device use in Nursing Homes: Reducing Risk of Infection
    Lona Mody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Elderly
    Keith Kaye; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..and an infection control infrastructure that includes 3 physician epidemiologists and over 20 infection control practitioners. Patients with SSI and nosocomial infection and colonization due to MDRB are currently identified ..
  10. Stopping URIs and FLU in the Family: the Stuffy Trial
    Elaine Larson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  11. Staff Hand Hygiene and Nosocomial Infections in Neonates
    Elaine Larson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  12. 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. ..
  13. HOME HYGIENE INTERVENTION
    Elaine Larson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Logistic regression, Liang-Zeger regression, and Chi Square analyses will be used to test differences in rates of transmission of symptoms and changes in quantity, types and resistance patterns of microbial flora of the hands. ..
  14. Interdisciplinary Research:Antimicrobial Resistance(RMI)
    Elaine Larson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In the final year, plans for a sustainable Consortium on antimicrobial resistance will be formalized. [unreadable] [unreadable]..