Surveillance

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC has declared the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a serious threat today, which will result in potential catastrophic...

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Slow Adoption of Automated Infection Prevention Surveillance: Are Human Factors Contributing?

Although automated surveillance technology has been evolving for decades, adoption of these technologies is in a nascent state. The current...

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Surveillance Versus Clinical Adjudication: Differences Persist with New Ventilator – Associated Event Definition

The goals of this study are to compare the results of an automated surveillance strategy using the new VAE definition...

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An Electronic Surveillance Tool for Catheter – Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units

Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive. To resolve these issues, a highly...

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Data Elements and Validation Methods Used for Electronic Surveillance of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review

This article describes the primary data sources, data elements, and validation methods currently used in electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for...

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A Guide to Selecting the Right Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Solution for Your Hospital

Over the last decade, a new hand hygiene compliance monitoring method has gained in popularity: automated or electronic hand hygiene...

The Science of Compliance: What Drives Hand Hygiene Compliance and How Can We Improve it?

It is well-understood that hand hygiene is one of the most effective strategies to prevent the transmission of infection available...

The ROI of Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring: The Value Your Hospital Can Realize by Making the Switch

While there are many options available to measure and track hand hygiene compliance, electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring can offer...

Immediate Feedback Yields Immediate Impact: How Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Influences Behavior Change

Numerous studies have shown that improving hand hygiene compliance and sustaining that improvement requires ongoing measurement of hand hygiene performance...

Impact of Pure Air dehumidification technology on OR suite air supply at O’Connor Hospital

In August 2014, an Alfa Laval Pure Air dehumidification system was entered into a fourteen (14) month study with a...

Contact Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from the Environment and Personal Protective Equipment: How Significant Is It?

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is how does person-to-person transmission occur?...

Aligning PDI CE Programs with the CIC Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) Certification Renewal Option

As an infection preventionist, maintaining the certification in infection control (CIC) is a critical component in achieving and maintaining credibility...