Factors affecting bacterial load on nurses' white coats
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Varshney, S. Sharma, D. Gupta (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in Kyiv acute care hospitals, Ukraine
ConclusionsInfection control priorities in hospitals should include preventing surgical site infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections, and urinary tract infections. These results may help to delineate the requirements for infection prevention and control in acute care hospitals. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Results of a multi-faceted educational intervention to prevent peripheral venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Garcia-Gasalla, M. Arrizabalaga-Asenjo, C. Collado-Giner, L. Ventayol-Aguiló, A. Socias-Mir, A. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, M.-C. Pérez-Seco, A. Payeras-CifréSummaryPeripheral venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections (PVC-BSIs) lead to prolonged hospitalization, morbidity and increased costs. The impact of infection-prevention measures on the rate of PVC-BSIs in a university hospital in Spain was assessed. An active surveillance programme was initiated in 2015, which revealed a high PVC...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prolonged norovirus shedding and the use of a rapid norovirus polymerase chain reaction to assess terminal room cleaning in immunocompromised patients
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): C. Smith, A. Casey, S.L. Round, R. Malladi, E. Holden, M.I. Garvey (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024 – The UK's five-year national action plan
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Courtenay, E. Castro-Sanchez, M. Fitzpatrick, R. Gallagher, R. Lim, G. Morris (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Detection of antibiotic resistance genes from blood cultures: performance assessment and potential impact on antibiotic therapy management
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Bianco, M. Boattini, M. Iannaccone, F. Sidoti, R. Cavallo, C. CostaSummaryMolecular assays may constitute a valid method to timely predict antimicrobial resistance and optimize empirical antibiotic therapies. We assessed ELITe MGB® assays in blood culture workflow to detect main carbapenemase and ESBL genes, Staphylococcus aureus and mec genes in less than 3h. Excellent agreement results between genotypic and conventional phenotypic approaches were obtained.Retrospective analysis of medical records revealed that approxima...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The economic impact of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in hospitals: a systematic literature review
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): C. Huebner, N.-O. Huebner, S. FlessaSummaryBackgroundAntimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) include strategies that enable sustainable management of rational anti-infective treatment in the clinical setting. The successful introduction of ASPs requires close interdisciplinary collaboration among various health professionals, including the hospital management. So far, ASPs have been evaluated mainly from a clinical–pharmacological and infectious disease perspective.AimTo identify and evaluate parameters with decisive s...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Reply to: Concerns regarding the validity of the conclusion in a recently published paper on Roche Liat implementation
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jonathan Youngs, Tim Planche, David Carrington (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Seasonality and community interventions in a mathematical model of Clostridium difficile transmission
ConclusionSeasonal variation in antibiotic prescription rates can account for the observed magnitude and timing of C. difficile seasonality. Even complete prevention of transmission from hospitalized patients or symptomatic patients cannot eliminate the pathogen, but interventions to reduce transmission from community residents or infants could have a large impact on both hospital and community-acquired infections. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hepatitis B and C among healthcare workers and patient groups at increased risk of iatrogenic transmission in the EU/EEA: a systematic review
ConclusionsDespite the limited number of studies retrieved, mostly old and focussed on populations with multiple risk factors, our findings highlight the importance of considering population groups at higher risk for HBV/HCV iatrogenic transmission as target groups for active case finding in the EU/EEA. Test offer should be guided by individual risk assessment alongside local epidemiological data and local context. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Laboratory exposure to Coccidioides: lessons learnt in a non-endemic country
We report on an inadvertent exposure of 44 persons to Coccidioides posadasii in a clinical microbiology laboratory in Chile, the measures of containment after rapid diagnosis with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and the lessons learnt in a non-endemic setting. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Can the resistance profile affect the survival of Acinetobacter baumannii on hospital surfaces?
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Fernanda Gomes Lodi, Giselle Fukita Viana, Ana Paula Uber, Nayara Helisandra Fedrigo, Ana Paula Montemezzo de Farias, Márcia Maria dos Anjos Szczerepa, Celso Luiz Cardoso, Sheila Alexandra Belini Nishiyama, Maria Cristina Bronharo Tognim (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Contribution of whole-genome sequencing to understanding of the epidemiology and control of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): H. Humphreys, D.C. ColemanSummaryIn recent years, approaches to tracking the spread of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as part of outbreak management have used conventional DNA-based methods, including pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and spa typing. However, when a predominant clone is present, these methods may be insufficiently discriminatory. A literature search was undertaken to highlight how whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has revolutionized the investigation of outbreaks of MRSA, including intrahospital ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Burden of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile infection during inpatient stays in the USA between 2012 and 2016
ConclusionThis study is consistent with previous publications which demonstrated the high economic burden of CDI for healthcare settings and health insurance systems. When recorded as a comorbidity, CDI significantly increased hospital costs and LOS. These results highlight the need for innovative therapeutic approaches in the prevention and treatment of CDI. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Incidence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination on mobile phones of medical students
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Z.N.L. Goh, P.Y. Chung (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A quasi-randomized controlled before–after study using performance feedback and goal setting as elements of hand hygiene promotion
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Diefenbacher, P.M. Fliss, J. Tatzel, J. Wenk, J. KellerSummaryBackgroundHand hygiene (HH) plays an important role in infection prevention but is often suboptimal.AimTo test the potential of goal setting and performance feedback in improving HH.MethodsA prospective controlled intervention study was conducted at a German hospital. The study involved four phases: habituation to novel count dispensers and observers (T0), baseline (T1), intervention (T2) and postintervention (T3). Four non-intensive-care units were assigned to o...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Emergence of Candida auris in Russia
We report emergence of Candida auris infections in an intensive care unit of a Moscow hospital. 49 cases were diagnosed in 2016-2017; risk factors and anti-fungal susceptibilities are described. The 30-day all-cause mortality for 19 bloodstream infections, in which patients did not receive appropriate antifungal therapy, was 42.1%. Phylogenetic analysis of ITS, D1-D2 regions and K143R substitution in the ERG11 gene indicated the studied C. auris strains to be of South Asian origin. This first reported series of C. auris infections in Russia demonstrates the rapid dissemination of this species and the necessity for internat...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Candidaemia in an Irish intensive care unit setting between 2004 and 2018 reflects increased incidence of Candida glabrata
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): P. Ryan, C. Motherway, J. Powell, A. Elsaka, A.A. Sheikh, A. Jahangir, N.H. O'Connell, C.P. DunneSummaryThe cumulative incidence of candidaemia in an Irish intensive care unit (ICU) setting between January 2004 and August 2018 was 17/1000 ICU admissions. Candida albicans was responsible for 55% (N=41) of cases. C. glabrata (N=21, 28%) was the next most prevalent species, and has been identified most frequently since 2012. C. glabrata was associated with a higher mortality rate (57%) than C. albicans (29%). All i...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical risk stratification and antibiotic management of NDM and OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream infections in the UK
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): D.K. Ming, J.A. Otter, R. Ghani, E.T. Brannigan, A. Boonyasiri, S. Mookerjee, M. Gilchrist, A.H. Holmes, F. Davies (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Practical considerations for infection prevention of near-patient surfaces: validation of an alternative polyvinyl chloride carrier in the four-field test EN 16615:2015
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Gemein, J. Gebel, C. Roques, K. Steinhauer, CEN/TC 216, WG 1 (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Health Care Workers' Attitudes towards Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technology
CONCLUSIONInnovative technologies should be developed to address HCWs’ attitudes surrounding RFIDs. It is crucial to inform HCWs about the nature of these technologies, although some criticisms about monitoring systems are based on more structural causes. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019-2024 – The UK’s five-year national action plan
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Molly Courtenay, Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Rose Gallagher, Rosemary Lim, Gary Morris (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

‘Clean care for all – it's in your hands’: the 5th May 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): A. Peters, T. Borzykowski, E. Tartari, C. Kilpatrick, H.C.S. Mai, B. Allegranzi, D. Pittet (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Isopropanol at 60% and at 70% are effective against ‘isopropanol-tolerant’ Enterococcus faecium
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): J. Gebel, S. Gemein, G. Kampf, S.J. Pidot, N. Buetti, M. ExnerSummaryThe bactericidal activity of isopropanol was determined against Enterococcus faecium ATCC 6057, ST 796 (isopropanol-tolerant strain) and Enterococcus hirae ATCC 10541 (EN 13727). Isopropanol at 60% and 70% were effective (≥5.38 log10-reduction) in 15 s against all strains but 23% isopropanol was not (
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prospective surveillance of bacterial colonization and primary sepsis: findings of a tertiary neonatal intensive and intermediate care unit
ConclusionsSurveillance of colonization provided a comprehensive overview of species and antibiotic resistance patterns. It allowed early detection of a colonization cluster. Knowledge of colonization and surveillance of sepsis is useful for guiding infection control measures and antibiotic treatment. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A tsunami of drug resistance in Iran's hospitals, is it true?
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Vahid Lohrasbi, Neda Shirmohammadlou (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effect of using fidaxomicin on recurrent Clostridium difficile infection
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Biggs, T. Iqbal, E. Holden, V. Clewer, M.I. GarveySummaryFidaxomicin is a macrocyclic antibiotic licensed for treating Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). In the UK, fidaxomicin is often reserved for severe CDI or recurrences. At Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, all courses of fidaxomicin during 2017/2018 were reviewed. Thirty-eight patients received fidaxomicin, of which 64% responded to treatment when fidaxomicin was given during the first episode of mild CDI. Conversely, all patients with recurrent CDI failed treat...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Instrument cleanliness and protein misfolding disorders
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Simmons, S. Holmes (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

In vitro antibacterial and anti-encrustation performances of silver-polytetrafluoroethylene nanocomposite coated urinary catheter
ConclusionIt would be feasible to apply Ag-PTFE coated Foley catheters for further clinical trials to prevent CAUTIs during catheterization. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Transmission of MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa between two flexible ureteroscopes and an outbreak of urinary tract infection: the fragility of endoscope decontamination
ConclusionsThe adequacy of flexible endoscope decontamination depends on numerous steps. With the increasing global incidence of multidrug resistant organisms, stringent monitoring of the flexible endoscopy process by users and decontamination units is essential. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Factors affecting bacterial load on nurses’ white coats
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Varshney, S. Sharma, D. Gupta (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lessons learned from a Pneumocystis Pneumonia outbreak at a Scottish renal transplant centre
ConclusionThis study highlights the ongoing risk of opportunistic infection several years after transplantation and adds weight to potential person to person Pneumocystis jirovecii transmission. Risk factors have been identified which may highlight those most at risk, allowing targeted rather than blanket long-term PCP prophylaxis. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevention of deep sternal wound infection in cardiac surgery – Reply to Vos et al
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Satta, M. Rochon, S. Shukla, D. Leaper (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Concerns regarding the validity of the conclusion in a recently published paper on Roche Liat implementation
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jan Gorm Lisby, Uffe Vest Schneider (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Potential distribution of viable Norovirus post simulated vomiting
ConclusionThis study suggests that Norovirus can survive being ejected even within small far-reaching droplets at concentrations capable of eliciting infection. Such droplets could easily go un-noticed and be overlooked during cleaning, adding to the challenge of controlling Norovirus outbreaks. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Instrument Cleanliness and Protein Misfolding Disorders
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): R.L. Salmon (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 101, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Infection control bundles in intensive care: an international cross-sectional survey in low- and middle-income countries
ConclusionLMICs need to develop their own bundles with low-cost and high-level-of-evidence variables adapted to the limited resources, with further validation in reducing infection rates. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Whole-genome sequencing in the investigation of recurrent invasive group A streptococcus outbreaks in a maternity unit
ConclusionsOccupational health procedures were enhanced, staff were screened, and antibiotic therapy was provided to GAS-positive staff and patients. The definitive source of infection could not be identified, although staff–patient transmission was the most likely route. The pattern of clonal GAS transmission over the four-year study period suggests that long-term persistence of GAS may have occurred. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effectiveness and Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes in Long-term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThere is some evidence for the effectiveness of IPC interventions using education, monitoring, feedback, and the WHO multimodal strategy with four or more elements to control healthcare-associated infections in LTCFs. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prolonged norovirus shedding and the use of a rapid norovirus PCR to assess terminal room cleaning in immunocompromised patients
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Caroline Smith, Anna Casey, Sarah L. Round, Ram Malladi, Elisabeth Holden, Mark I. Garvey (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Use in Long-Term Care Facilities (HALT3): an overview of the Italian Situation
ConclusionThe number of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship measures implemented were considerably higher compared to previous studies. This could lead to a reduction of the prevalence of HAIs, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance. Further studies are needed to monitor these aspect. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Acetic acid as a decontamination method for ICU sink drains colonized by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and its effect on CPE infections
ConclusionDecontamination of sink drains with acetic acid is a valuable alternative to other methods, such as heated sinks and water-free care, especially when other options are not feasible in the short term. Acetic acid is cheap, widely available, effective and manageable from a safety and technical point of view. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Four steps to clean hospitals: LOOK, PLAN, CLEAN and DRY
ConclusionGiven the lack of articles providing practical cleaning guidance, this review proposes a four-step protocol based on evidence if available, or justified where not. Each step is presented, discussed and risk-assessed. It is likely that a systematic cleaning process would reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infection for everyone, including outbreaks, in addition to heightened confidence in overall quality of care. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Detection of hepatitis C virus in an exhumed body identified the origin of a nosocomial transmission that caused multiple fatal diseases
ConclusionsThis study highlights the value of sequence analysis as a tool for solving medico-legal conflicts. The High Court of Justice found that a health worker's re-use of a contaminated needle resulted in the nosocomial transmission of HCV. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Healthcare worker screening in Streptococcus pyogenes outbreaks using throat and perineal swabs
Publication date: Available online 12 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): K. Prescott, N. Mahida, T. Boswell (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Bacterial contamination rate and associated factors during bone and tendon allograft procurement from Spanish donors
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): José Manuel Viñuela-Prieto, Ana María Soria García, Manuel González Romero, Francisco Javier CandelSummaryBACKGROUNDAllograft contamination during extraction represents a major limiting factor for tissue bank availability. Contamination rates remain persistently high independently of the hospital, country or year considered.AIMThe present study analyses the factors associated with contamination of bone and tendon samples extracted from Spanish donors.METHODSData regarding a total of 1162 bon...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of an “all-in-one” seven-day WGS solution in the investigation of a Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in a neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ConclusionThe use of the Episeq solution allowed us to quickly demonstrate the polyclonal profile of the MSSA population in neonates and thus rule out the suspicion of a global outbreak. However, wgSNP analysis showed the transmission and persistence of one ST over 6 months in the NICU and enabled the infection control team to adapt its response. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae digestive carriage at hospital readmission and the role of antibiotic exposure
ConclusionNegative screens at hospital readmission did not necessarily predict resolution of CPE carriage. Antibiotic exposure appears to influence the risk of remaining CPE positive. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of a Measure of Factors Influencing Hand Hygiene Behaviour to Inform Intervention
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Sinéad Lydon, Cathriona Greally, Omar Tujjar, Kiran Reddy, Kathryn Lambe, Caoimhe Madden, Chloe Walsh, Susan Fox, Paul O’ConnorAbstracttBackgroundAlthough the hand hygiene (HH) procedure is simple, the related behaviour is complex and is not readily understood, explained, or changed. There is a need for practical tools to provide data that can guide healthcare managers and practitioners not only on the ‘what’ (the standards that must be met), but also the ‘how’ (guidance on how to achieve ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research