Nursing home visitation restrictions during COVID-19—Balancing compassion and safety
Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Justin J. Kim, KC Coffey, Daniel J. Morgan, Mary-Claire Roghmann (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
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Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
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Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
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Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
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Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A hybrid model integrating warm heat and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation might efficiently disinfect respirators and personal protective equipment
Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Rajib Banerjee, Pulakesh Roy, Surajeet Das, Manash K. Paul (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of a C. difficile infection (CDI) reduction bundle and its components on CDI diagnosis and prevention
Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Natalia Blanco, Gwen L. Robinson, Emily L. Heil, Rebecca Perlmutter, Lucy E. Wilson, Clayton H. Brown, Mojdeh S. Heavner, Gita Nadimpalli, Daniel Lemkin, Daniel J. Morgan, Surbhi Leekha (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Journal club: “Impact of a C. difficile infection (CDI) reduction bundle and its components on CDI diagnosis and prevention”
Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Mandy Bodily-Bartrum, Adebisi A. Adeyeye (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Safe infection prevention and control practices with compassion – A positive legacy of COVID-19
Publication date: March 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Julie Storr, Claire Kilpatrick, Angela Vassallo (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of the Influenza Vaccine on COVID-19 Infection Rates and Severity
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Anna Conlon, Carmel Ashur, Laraine Washer, Kim A. Eagle, Marion A. Hofmann Bowman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A Multi-Center Outbreak of Candida tropicalis Bloodstream Infections Associated with Contaminated Hemodialysis Machine Prime Buckets
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): John M. Boyce, Diane G. Dumigan, Nancy L. Havill, Richard J. Hollis, Michael A. Pfaller, Brent A. Moore (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hospital-acquired Legionella Pneumonia Outbreak at an Academic Medical Center: Lessons Learned
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Michael A. Kessler, Fauzia Osman, John Marx, Aurora Pop-Vicas, Nasia Safdar (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in medical employees in a large urologic department: spread, containment and outcome
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Maximilian Peter Brandt, Wolfgang Jäger, Stefan Epple, Axel Haferkamp, Annette Schröder (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Health Care-Associated Infections Studies Project: An American Journal of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network Data Quality Collaboration
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jennifer Watkins, Cindy Gross, Dominique Godfrey-Johnson, Katherine Allen-Bridson, Joan N. Hebden, Marc-Oliver Wright (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Adapting a Vascular Access Service (VAS) to Meet the Needs of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Ziya Zhang, Celia Wells, Amy Brito, Christy C Chan, Gopi Patel, William Evans, Nicole Hensel, Roopa Kohli-Seth (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Positive no-touch surfaces and undetectable SARS-CoV-2 aerosols in long-term care facilities: an attempt to understand the contributing factors and the importance of timing in air sampling campaigns
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Nathan Dumont-Leblond, Marc Veillette, Luc Bhérer, Karine Boissoneault, Samira Mubareka, Lily Yip, Marie-Eve Dubuis, Yves Longtin, Philippe Jouvet, Alison McGeer, Caroline Duchaine (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Interrupted time series analysis of the impact of a bundle on surgical site infections after colon surgery
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Costanza Vicentini, Alessandro Scacchi, Alessio Corradi, Noemi Marengo, Maria Francesca Furmenti, Francesca Quattrocolo, Carla Maria Zotti (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Microbial contamination of powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) used by healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: an in situ microbiological study
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Abhijoy Chakladar, Claire G Jones, Jimmy Siu, Mohammed Osman Hassan-Ibrahim, Mansoor Khan (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A Nationwide Survey on the Effectiveness of Training on Endoscope Reprocessing within the National Cancer Screening Program in Korea
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hye Young Shin, Da Hun Jang, Jae Kwan Jun (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Take-Home Kits to Detect Respiratory Viruses among Healthcare Personnel: Lessons Learned from a Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jenna Los, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Cynthia L. Gibert, Geoffrey J. Gorse, Jacquelyn Lykken, Ann-Christine Nyquist, Connie S. Price, Lewis J. Radonovich, Susan Rattigan, Nicholas Reich, Maria Rodriguez-Barradas, Michael Simberkoff, Mary Bessesen, Alexandria Brown, Derek A.T. Cummings, Trish M. Perl, for the ResPECT Study Team (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A laboratory model demonstrating the protective effects of surgical masks, face shields, and a combination of both in a speaking simulation
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hossein Salimnia, Monica P. Meyer, Robert Mitchell, Marilynn R. Fairfax, Angela Gundel, Navneet Guru, Teena Chopra (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Matthew L. Springer (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The role of mask mandates, stay at home orders and school closure in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic prior to vaccination
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Bhuma Krishnamachari, Alexander Morris, Diane Zastrow, Andrew Dsida, Brian Harper, Anthony J. Santella (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Psychological characteristics are associated with healthcare worker adherence to infection control practices
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Gracilene R. Assis, Glaucia G. Benuti, Maria Lívia T. Moretto, Cláudia G. Vidigal, Robert Plant dos Santos, Renata D. Lobo, Maria Clara Padoveze, Antonio Carlos Pedroso de Lima, Julio M. Singer, Anna S. Levin (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Multi-faceted Strategies Improve Collection Compliance and Sample Acceptance Rate for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Active Surveillance Testing
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Christopher Sova, Sarah S. Lewis, Becky A. Smith, Staci Reynolds (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Factors associated with environmental service worker cleaning practices in health care settings: A systematic review of the literature
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Supun Chathuranga Nabadawa Hewage, Loan Thi Thanh Cao, Rachael M. Jones, Angela M. Fraser (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Preliminary analysis of the antimicrobial activity of a novel surgical incise drape containing chlorhexidine gluconate against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in an in vivo porcine, incisional-wound model
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Neal Carty, David Leaper, Larry Perry, Charles E. Edmiston (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

New technique to evaluate decontamination methods for filtering facepiece respirators
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Evanly Vo, Samy Rengasamy Appavoo, Susan Xu, Matthew Horvatin, Ziqing Zhuang (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Combining pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection with terminal manual cleaning helps reduce the acquisition rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hiroki Kitagawa, Minako Mori, Reo Kawano, Toshinori Hara, Seiya Kashiyama, Yoko Hayashi, Yayoi Sasabe, Kiyoko Ukon, Naomi Shimokawa, Toshihito Nomura, Keitaro Omori, Norifumi Shigemoto, Nobuaki Shime, Hiroki Ohge (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Nurse Practitioners as Antibiotic Stewards: Examining Prescribing Patterns and Perceptions
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Mary Jo Knobloch, Jackson Musuuza, Kelsey Baubie, Karen L. Saban, Katie J. Suda, Nasia Safdar (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Integrating antibiotic stewardship and infection prevention and control programs using a Team Science approach
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Mary Jo Knobloch, Linda McKinley, Julie Keating, Nasia Safdar (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Trends in antimicrobial resistance legislation 2011-2019: A review of the US policy response to the antimicrobial resistance threat and its public health Impact.
Publication date: Available online 5 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Sarah McClelland, Bralen Lamoureux, Elaine Larson (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Social Dynamics of a Population-Level Dashboard for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Qualitative Analysis
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Peter Taber, Charlene Weir, Jorie M. Butler, Christopher J. Graber, Makoto M. Jones, Karl Madaras-Kelly, Yue Zhang, Ann F. Chou, Matthew H. Samore, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Peter A. Glassman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Gaps in Infection Prevention Practices for Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections and Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections as Identified by the Targeted Assessment for Prevention Strategy
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Rachel L. Snyder, Katelyn A. White, Janet B. Glowicz, Shannon A. Novosad, Elizabeth A. Soda, Stephanie Hsu, David T. Kuhar, Ronda L. Cochran (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The frequency of urinary tract infections and the value of antiseptics in community-dwelling people who undertake intermittent urinary catheterisation: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Brett G Mitchell, Grace Prael, Cassie Curryer, Philip L Russo, Oyebola Fasugba, Judy Lowthian, Allen C Cheng, Jemma Archibald, Mark Robertson, Martin Kiernan (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

An Assessment of Outpatient Clinic Room Ventilation Systems and Possible Relationship to Disease Transmission
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Kristin G. King, George L. Delclos, Eric L. Brown, Susan Tortolero Emery, Jose Miguel Yamal, Robert J. Emery (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

First Reported Outbreak of the Emerging Pathogen Candida auris in Canada
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Eric J. Eckbo, Titus Wong, Amrita Bharat, Mary Cameron-Lane, Linda Hoang, Meena Dawar, Marthe Charles (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A Laboratory Model Demonstrating the Protective Effects of Surgical Masks, Face Shields and a Combination of Both in a Speaking Simulation
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hossein Salimnia, Monica P. Meyer, Robert Mitchell, Marilynn R. Fairfax, Angela Gundel, Navneet Guru, Teena Chopra (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Education, training, and knowledge of infection control among endoscopy technicians and nurses
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Sanjivini Suresh, Mala Pande, Kalpesh Patel, Liben D. Mahometano, Laura G. Romero, Denise Barringer, Robert J. Sealock, Gottumukkala S. Raju (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics, outcomes and prognosticators in adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19
Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): Warren Gavin, Elliott Campbell, Syed-Adeel Zaidi, Neha Gavin, Lana Dbeibo, Cole Beeler, Kari Kuebler, Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, Mark Luetkemeyer, Areeba Kara (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The impact of health care provider relationships and communication dynamics on urinary tract infection management and antibiotic utilization for long-term care facility residents treated in the emergency department: A qualitative study
Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): Luke Carmichael Valmadrid, Rebecca J. Schwei, Elizabeth Maginot, Michael S. Pulia (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Identification and resistance profile of bacteria isolated on stethoscopes by health care professionals: Systematic review
Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): José Reginaldo Alves de Queiroz Júnior, Isadora Oliveira Melo, Gustavo Henrique dos Santos Calado, Leila Raulino Camara Cavalcanti, Carlos Roberto Weber Sobrinho (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Needleless connector decontamination for prevention of central venous access device infection: A pilot randomized controlled trial
Publication date: February 2021Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 49, Issue 2Author(s): Claire M Rickard, Julie Flynn, Emily Larsen, Gabor Mihala, E Geoffrey Playford, Joanie Shaw, Samantha Keogh, Amanda Ullman, Li Zhang, Nicole Gavin, Tricia Kleidon, Vineet Chopra, Alexandra L. McCarthy, Patricia Kuerten Rocha, Nicole Marsh (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Human difficulties influence adherence of healthcare workers to infection control practices: psychology matters in the ICU: Psychology and adherence in the ICU
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2021Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Gracilene R. Assis, Glaucia G. Benuti, Maria Lívia T. Moretto, Cláudia G. Vidigal, Robert Plant dos Santos, Renata D. Lobo, Maria Clara Padoveze, Antonio Carlos Pedroso de Lima, Julio M. Singer, Anna S. Levin (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research