Decontamination and reuse of N95 filtering facemask respirators: a systematic review of the literature
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Carlos E. Rodriguez-Martinez, Monica P. Sossa-Briceño, Jorge A. Cortés-Luna (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Monitoring environmental contamination caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a healthcare facility by using adenosine triphosphate testing
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Yu-Mi Lee, Young Jin Kim, Dong Youn Kim, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

“Clinical Characteristics, Outcomes and Prognosticators in Adult Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19”
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Warren Gavin, Elliott Campbell, 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 - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Utilizing Technology to Enhance Screening for Highly Infectious Diseases
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jordan Ehni, Marie Moss, Ilka Herbison, Trevisia Anderson, Jemilat Siju, Kevin Dugan, Garrison Resnick, Shari Weisburd, Sean Brown, Kinta Alexander, Bernard Camins, Waleed Javaid (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Operationalizing an Academic Pediatric Practice during the COVID-19 Crisis
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Mayssa Abuali, Robert Bonner, Matilde Irigoyen (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Exploring Stress Coping Strategies of Frontline Emergency Health Workers dealing Covid-19 in Pakistan: A Qualitative Inquiry
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Khadeeja Munawar, Fahad Riaz Choudhry (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The higher temperature and ultraviolet, the lower COVID-19 prevalence–meta-regression of data from large US cities
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hisato Takagi, Toshiki Kuno, Yujiro Yokoyama, Hiroki Ueyama, Takuya Matsushiro, Yosuke Hari, Tomo Ando (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Observations about Symptomatic and Asymptomatic infections of 494 patients with COVID-19 in Shanghai,China
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Xue MEI, Yuyi ZHANG, Hui ZHU, Yun LING, Ying ZOU, Zhengguo ZHANG, Hongying GUO, Yu LIU, Xingxia CHENG, Min LIU, Wei HUANG, Jiefei WANG, Zhigang YI, Zhiping QIAN, Hongzhou LU (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Environmental Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from Medical Equipment in Long-Term Care Facilities undergoing COVID-19 Outbreaks
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Atiba Nelson, Jennifer Kassimatis, Jay Estoque, Cicely Yang, Geoff McKee, Elizabeth Bryce, Linda Hoang, Patricia Daly, Mark Lysyshyn, Althea S. Hayden, John Harding, Suni Boraston, Meena Dawar, Michael Schwandt (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Disinfection of N95 masks artificially contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 and ESKAPE bacteria using hydrogen peroxide plasma: impact on the reutilization of disposable devices
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Gabriela Ibáñez-Cervantes, Juan Carlos Bravata-Alcántara, Alan Steve Nájera-Cortés, Sergio Meneses-Cruz, Laura Delgado-Balbuena, Clemente Cruz-Cruz, Emilio Mariano Durán-Manuel, Monica Alethia Cureño-Díaz, Erika Gómez-Zamora, Sonia Chávez-Juárez, Oscar Sosa-Hernández, Antonio Aguilar-Rojas, Juan Manuel Bello-López (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Antibiotic Engagement Tool in 3 Hospitals
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Elizabeth Monsees, Brian Lee, Anne Wirtz, Jennifer Goldman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 Infection: Strategies on When to Discontinue Isolation, a retrospective study
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Amelita Woodruff, Katherine L Walsh, Dacre Knight, Joan M. Irizarry-Alvarado (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Stopping the Routine use of Contact Precautions for Management of MRSA and VRE at Three Academic Medical Centers: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Sarah Haessler, Elise M Martin, Mary Ellen Scales, Le Kang, Michelle Doll, Michael P. Stevens, Daniel Z. Uslan, Rachel Pryor, Michael B. Edmond, Emily Godbout, Salma Abbas, Gonzalo Bearman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

What is the best timing for healthcare workers infected COVID-19 to return to work?
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jiancong Wang, Yew Fong Lee, Mouqing Zhou (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Drape to Prevent Disease Transmission During Endotracheal Intubation
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Nader Emami, Tristan Taner, Funmilola Ogundipe, Vivian S Hawn, Randi Rubin, Catherine C Skae, Ariel L Shiloh, Adam B Keene (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Navigating Reflex Urine Culture Practices in Community Hospitals: Need for a Validated Approach
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Dorothy Ling, Jessica Seidelman, Elizabeth Dodds-Ashley, Sarah Lewis, Rebekah W. Moehring, Deverick J. Anderson, Sonali Advani (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Variability in infection surveillance methods and impact on surgical site infection rates
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Aurora Pop-Vicas, Rebecca Stern, Fauzia Osman, Nasia Safdar (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hospital affiliated long term care facility COVID-19 containment strategy by using prevalence testing and infection control best practices
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Paula Eckardt, Rachel Guran, Jon Hennemyre, Roshan Arikupurathu, Julie Poveda, Nancimae Miller, Randy Katz, Judith Frum (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Protection Challenges of Pregnant Women against Vertical Transmission during COVID-19 Epidemic: A Narrative Review
Publication date: Available online 1 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Fermi Pasha, Imran Ghani, Rahmat Budiarto (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

How Common Are Indwelling Devices in Hospitalized Adults? A Contemporary Point Prevalence Study in A Tertiary Care Hospital
Publication date: Available online 1 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Stephanie Chen, Megan O'Malley, Vineet Chopra (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Resumption of Respiratory Outpatient Services in the COVID-19 era: experience from Southern Italy
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Claudia Crimi, Pietro Impellizzeri, Raffaele Campisi, Lucia Spicuzza, Carlo Vancheri, Nunzio Crimi (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Hospital Acquired Infection Rates in the United States: Predictions and Early Results
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Kathleen M. McMullen, Barbara A. Smith, Terri Rebman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Rewarding and Recognizing Frontline Staff for Success in Infection Prevention
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Alice A. Gaughan, Daniel M. Walker, Matthew J. DePuccio, Sarah R. MacEwan, Ann Scheck McAlearney (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - July 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

An agent-based modeling approach to estimate pathogen exposure risks from wheelchairs
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Amanda M. Wilson, Marc P. Verhougstraete, Curtis J. Donskey, Kelly A. Reynolds (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Design and Evaluation of a Portable Negative Pressure Hood with HEPA Filtration to Protect Health Care Workers Treating Patients with Transmissible Respiratory Infections
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hai-Thien Phu, Yensil Park, Austin J. Andrews, Ian Marabella, Asish Abraham, Reid Mimmack, Bernard A. Olson, Jonathan Chaika, Eugene Floersch, Mojca Konia, Janet R. Hume, Gwenyth A. Fischer, Kumar Belani, Christopher J. Hogan (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of air-conditioner outlet layout on the upward airflow induced by forced air warming in operating rooms
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Kazuhiro Shirozu, Hidekazu Setoguchi, Kenzo Araki, Taichi Ando, Ken Yamaura (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Characteristics of COVID-19 Near China's Epidemic Center
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Yang Li, Guangfeng Duan, Linping Xiong (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

N95 Reprocessing by Low Temperature Sterilization with 59% Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Maimuna Jatta, Carolyn Kiefer, Harsh Patolia, Jin Pan, Charbel Harb, Linsey C. Marr, Anthony Baffoe-Bonnie (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Safety briefing and visual design key to protecting health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Lisa Kuhn, Zheng Jie Lim, Daphne Flynn, Eden Potter, Diana Egerton-Warburton, including: Suzanne Bumpstead, Monika Engelhard, Chhavi Raj Bhatt, Julia Harrison, Madeleine Jona, Cynthia-Lee Bakos, COVID19AsOne Group (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Containing COVID-19 outside the isolation ward: the impact of an infection control bundle on environmental contamination and transmission in a cohorted general ward
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Wee Liang En Ian, Xiang Ying Jean Sim, Edwin Philip Conceicao, May Kyawt Aung, Kwee Yuen Tan, Kwan Ki Karrie Ko, Hei Man Wong, Limin Wijaya, Ban Hock Tan, Indumathi Venkatachalam, Moi Lin Ling (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of antibiotic prescription on the resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae at a tertiary hospital in China, 2012-2019
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Yan Wang, Han Zhong, Xinyan Han, Na Wang, Yan Cai, Haitao Wang, Jingjie Yu, Xianghui Zhang, Kanghuai Zhang (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 Fatalities, Latitude, Sunlight, and Vitamin D
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Paul B. Whittemore (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

An Evaluation of Cleaning Practices at a Teaching Hospital
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Julien Meyer, Pria Nippak, Aisling Cumming (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Could the COVID-19 pandemic aggravate antimicrobial resistance?
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Luana Rossato, Fabio Julio Negrão, Simone Simionatto (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Active Surveillance for Acute Respiratory Infections among Pediatric Long-Term Care Facility Staff
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Sibyl Wilmont, Natalie Neu, Alexandra Hill-Ricciuti, Luis Alba, Mila M. Prill, Brett Whitaker, Shikha Garg, Nimalie D. Stone, Xiaoyan Lu, Lindsay Kim, Susan I. Gerber, Elaine Larson, Lisa Saiman (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Bacterial and fungal colonization of the respiratory tract in COVID-19 patients should not be neglected
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): J. Intra, C. Sarto, E. Beck, N. Tiberti, V. Leoni, P. Brambilla (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Table of Contents
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

APIC Masthead
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Information for Authors
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Preparing your healthcare facility for the new fungus among us: An infection preventionist's guide to Candida auris
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): Tina Z. Wang, Kindra N. White, Jillian Villani Scarr, Matthew S. Simon, David P. Calfee (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Information for Readers
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 7Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The higher temperature and ultraviolet, the lower COVID-19 prevalence – Meta-regression of data from large U.S. cities
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Hisato Takagi, Toshiki Kuno, Yujiro Yokoyama, Hiroki Ueyama, Takuya Matsushiro, Yosuke Hari, Tomo Ando (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hand Sanitizers: A Review of Ingredients, Mechanisms of Action, Modes of Delivery, and Efficacy Against Coronaviruses
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Andrew P. Golin, Dexter Choi, Aziz Ghahary (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A Review of Wipes Used to Disinfect Hard Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): John M. Boyce (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Doses in Neonates
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Brandi Newby, Sandy H.S. Mok, Yi Sun (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Mind the Gap: The Hospital Breakroom
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Misti Ellsworth, Michael Chang, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Issues to be considered when planning sero-epidemiological studies in regions with a low incidence of SARS-CoV-2
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jiancong Wang, Mouqing Zhou (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Catheter Securement Impact on PICC-related CLABSI: A University Hospital Perspective
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): M.S. Rowe, K. Arnold, T.R. Spencer (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Molecular surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes in hospital unexpectedly reveals discordance between temporal and genetic clustering
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Rebecca Rose, David J. Nolan, Samual Moot, Christopher Rodriguez, Sissy Cross, Yvette S. McCarter, Chad Neilsen, Susanna L. Lamers (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research