Influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in a multidisciplinary University hospital in Italy
- Flu vaccine requirements suboptimal among US HCWs. // Infectious Disease News;Nov2011, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p32
The article deals with a study which revealed that few influenza vaccination policies in hospitals in the U.S. were as stringent or as comprehensive as those endorsed by professional health organizations suggesting suboptimal vaccine requirements for health care workers (HCWs).
- PERSPECTIVE. Schaffner, William // Infectious Disease News;Nov2011, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p32
The author comments on a study which revealed that few influenza vaccination policies in hospitals in the U.S. were as stringent or as comprehensive as those endorsed by professional health organizations suggesting suboptimal vaccine requirements for health care workers (HCWs).
- SARS Transmission, Risk Factors, and Prevention in Hong Kong. Lau, Joseph T.F.; Hiyi Tsui; Mason Lau, Joseph T.F.; Xilin Yang // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Apr2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p587
We analyzed information obtained from 1.102 patients with probable severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) reported in Hong Kong. Among them, 26.6% were hospital workers, 16.1% were members of the same household a SARS patients and had probable secondary infections, 14.3% were Amoy Gardens...
- Changing to zero fluid displacement IV connector reduced CLABSIs. Shafer, Emily; Volansky, Rob; Zacharyczuk, Colleen // Infectious Disease News;Oct2013, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p41
The article discusses a study published in a 2013 issue of the "American Journal of Infection Control" that examined the effectiveness of zero fluid displacement connectors in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among hospital workers.
- Making the grade. Shimkus, Jaime // Materials Management in Health Care;Nov98, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p36
Presents a sampling of how infection control practitioners at hospitals across the United States are dealing with the training problem. Administration of a self-learning module at Northwest Hospital in Tucson, Arizona; Mandatory desk orientation at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long...
- Caracterizaciï¿½n epidemiolï¿½gica de las infecciones nosocomiales en un hospital de tercer nivel de atenciï¿½n de la ciudad de Medellï¿½n, Colombia: enero 2005 - junio 2009. Jim�nez Jim�nez, Juan Guillermo; Kepa Balparda Arias, Jon; Marcela Castrill�n Velilla, Diana; Yolima D�az Montes, Silvia; Andrea Echeverri G�mez, Juliana; Estrada Restrepo, Catalina; Lopera Cata�o, Carolina; Mercedes Raigosa Garc�a, Mar�a; Victoria V�squez Rico, Laura // Medicina UPB;ene-jun2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p46
Objective: the purpose of the following study was to perform an epidemiological characterization of hospital-acquired Infections reported in a third level of complexity university hospital in Colombia, from January 2005- June 2009. Methods: we conducted an observational and descriptive study....
- Evaluation of the Knowledge of Hospital Cleaning Staff about Prevention of Nosocomial Infections. Yamazhan, Tansu; Taşbakan, Meltem Isikgöz; Çalik, Şebnem; Pullukçu, Hüsnü; Sipahi, Oğuz Reşat; Ulusoy, Sercan // Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences;2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p77
Aims: Detection of risk groups and infection sources and awareness of the routes of transmission of infections are important for prevention of hospital infections. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the knowledge level and the behavior models of hospital cleaning staff about nosocomial...
- Wash those hands. // Better Homes & Gardens;Jun95, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p62
Reports on the finding of physician Richard Wenzel that only about 40% of hospital workers washed their hands which result to high incidence of hospital-acquired infections. Result of the breach of sanitary conduct; Spread of viruses by person-to-person contact.
- SARS in Three Categories of Hospital Workers, Hong Kong. Lau, Joseph T. F.; Xilin Yang; Ping-Chung Leung; Chan, Louis; Wong, Eliza; Fong, Carmen; Hi-Yi Tsui // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Aug2004, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p1399
We analyzed attack rates for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in three categories of hospital workers (nurses. nonmedical support staff, and other technical or medical staff) in all public hospitals in Hong Kong that had admitted SARS patients. Of 16 such hospitals, 14 had cases. The...