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AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.318, h-index: 36)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 6)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 3.289, h-index: 78)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 422, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 72)
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Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 14)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 18)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.285, h-index: 3)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.922, h-index: 66)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 3.157, h-index: 153)
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American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.259, h-index: 81)
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American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 148)
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American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.286, h-index: 125)
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Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Animal Feed Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 83)
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Journal Cover American Journal of Infection Control
  [SJR: 1.259]   [H-I: 81]   [24 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0196-6553
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  • Assessment of the accuracy and consistency in the application of
           standardized surveillance definitions: A summary of the American Journal
           of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network case studies,
           2010-2016
    • Authors: Henrietta Smith; Janet E. Brooks; Denise Leaptrot; Katherine Allen-Bridson; Angela Anttila; Cindy Gross; Joan N. Hebden; Georganne Ryan; Eileen Scalise; Marc-Oliver Wright
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6
      Author(s): Marc-Oliver Wright, Katherine Allen-Bridson, Joan N. Hebden
      Background The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definitions are the most widely used criteria for health care-associated infection (HAI) surveillance. NHSN participants agree to conduct surveillance in accordance with the NHSN protocol and criteria. To assess the application of these standardized surveillance specifications and offer infection preventionists (IPs) opportunities for ongoing education, a series of case studies, with questions related to NHSN definitions and criteria were published. Methods Beginning in 2010, case studies with multiple-choice questions based on standard surveillance criteria and protocols were written and published in the American Journal of Infection Control with a link to an online survey. Participants anonymously submitted their responses before receiving the correct answers. Results The 22 case studies had 7,950 respondents who provided 27,790 responses to 75 questions during the first 6 years. Correct responses were selected 62.5% of the time (17,376 out of 27,290), but ranged widely (16%-87%). In a subset analysis, 93% of participants self-identified as IPs (3,387 out of 3,640), 4.5% were public health professionals (163 out of 3,640), and 2.5% were physicians (90 out of 3,640). IPs responded correctly (62%) more often than physicians (55%) (P = .006). Conclusions Among a cohort of voluntary participants, accurate application of surveillance criteria to case studies was suboptimal, highlighting the need for continuing education, competency development, and auditing.

      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.031
       
  • Health care–associated infections studies project: An American Journal
           of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network data quality
           collaboration
    • Authors: Henrietta Smith; Janet E. Brooks; Denise Leaptrot; Katherine Allen-Bridson; Angela Anttila; Cindy Gross; Joan N. Hebden; Georganne Ryan; Eileen Scalise; Marc-Oliver Wright
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6
      Author(s): Henrietta Smith, Janet E. Brooks, Denise Leaptrot, Katherine Allen-Bridson, Angela Anttila, Cindy Gross, Joan N. Hebden, Georganne Ryan, Eileen Scalise, Marc-Oliver Wright
      This case study is part of a series centered on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network's (NHSN) health care–associated infection (HAI) surveillance definitions. The intent of the case study series is to foster standardized application of the NHSN's HAI surveillance definitions among infection preventionists and accurate determination of HAI events. This specific case study focuses on the definitions found within the surgical site infection (SSI) protocol. It aims to reflect the real life and complex patient scenario surrounding a bloodstream infection that is secondary to an SSI and the application of the Present at the Time of Surgery event detail. An online survey link is provided where participants may confidentially answer questions related to the case study and receive immediate feedback in the form of correct answers and explanations and rationales. Details of the case study, answers, and explanations have been reviewed and approved by NHSN staff. We hope that participants take advantage of this educational offering and thereby gain a greater understanding of the NHSN's HAI surveillance definitions.

      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.031
       
  • The influence of spatial configuration on the frequency of use of hand
           sanitizing stations in health care environments
    • Authors: Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo; Rana Sagha-Zadeh
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6
      Author(s): Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo, Rana Sagha-Zadeh
      Background The lack of user-friendly, accessible, and visible hand sanitizing stations (HSSs) in health care environments are significant factors affecting low hand hygiene compliance rates among caregivers. Objective To determine whether the simulated parameters of visibility and global traffic flow score for an HSS can influence the frequency of use of that HSS. Methods Space syntax was used to measure virtual simulation of spatial layouts of 3 units to provide quantitative visibility and global traffic flow scores for each HSS. The frequency of use of HSSs was measured for 2 weeks in 3 units in a community hospital through electronic tracking with self-developed motion sensors. Behavioral observations were also conducted during the same period to validate hand hygiene data obtained through electronic tracking. Linear models were used to tests how much variance in use is accounted for when visibility and/or global traffic flow are included in the model. Results When the visibility score for an HSS increases (decrease), frequency of use of the HSS will increase (decrease) (F [5, 65] = 13.877; P < .001). When the global traffic flow score for an HSS increases (decrease), frequency of use of the HSS will increase (decrease) (F [5, 65] = 13.877; P < .001). Conclusions This study proposed and validated a novel approach of using space syntax simulations to predict and optimize hand hygiene behavior.

      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.033
       
  • Unbundling the Bundles: Using Apparent and Systemic Cause Analysis to
           Prevent Healthcare- Associated Infections
    • Authors: Terri L. Bogue; Robert L. Bogue
      Pages: 217 - 231
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Terri L. Bogue


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cnc.2017.01.008
       
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    • Authors: James Marx
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): James F. Marx


      PubDate: 2017-06-23T16:09:15Z
       
  • Sterilization of dental handpieces
    • Authors: Enrique Acosta-Gio; Helene Bednarsh; Eve Cuny; Kathy Eklund; Shannon Mills; Douglas Risk
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Enrique Acosta-Gio, Helene Bednarsh, Eve Cuny, Kathy Eklund, Shannon Mills, Douglas Risk


      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.294
       
  • Influence of staff infection control training on infection-related quality
           measures in US nursing homes
    • Authors: Jasjit Kaur; Patricia W. Stone; Jasmine L. Travers; Catherine C. Cohen; Carolyn T.A. Herzig
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Jasjit Kaur, Patricia W. Stone, Jasmine L. Travers, Catherine C. Cohen, Carolyn T.A. Herzig
      Health care-associated infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in US nursing home residents. Ongoing training of nursing home staff is vital to the implementation of infection prevention and control processes. Our aim was to describe associations between methods, frequency, and timing of staff infection prevention and control training and infection-related quality measures. In this national survey of nursing homes, timing of staff infection prevention and control training was associated with reduced indwelling urinary catheter use.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.285
       
  • Surgical site infections in very small hospitals in inner Brazil:
           Unveiling a relevant issue for developing countries
    • Authors: Viviane Cristina Bastos Armede; Lígia Maria Abraão; Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Viviane Cristina Bastos Armede, Lígia Maria Abraão, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza


      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.289
       
  • One needle, one syringe, only one time' A survey of physician and
           nurse knowledge, attitudes, and practices around injection safety
    • Authors: Rachel A. Kossover-Smith; Katelyn Coutts; Kelly M. Hatfield; Ronda Cochran; Hana Akselrod; Melissa K. Schaefer; Joseph F. Perz; Katherine Bruss
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Rachel A. Kossover-Smith, Katelyn Coutts, Kelly M. Hatfield, Ronda Cochran, Hana Akselrod, Melissa K. Schaefer, Joseph F. Perz, Katherine Bruss
      Background To inform development, targeting, and penetration of materials from a national injection safety campaign, an evaluation was conducted to assess provider knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to unsafe injection practices. Methods A panel of physicians (n = 370) and nurses (n = 320) were recruited from 8 states to complete an online survey. Questions, using 5-point Likert and Spector scales, addressed acceptability and frequency of unsafe practices (eg, reuse of a syringe on >1 patient). Results were stratified to identify differences among physician specialties and nurse practice locations. Results Unsafe injection practices were reported by both physicians and nurses across all surveyed physician specialties and nurse practice locations. Twelve percent (12.4%) of physicians and 3% of nurses indicated reuse of syringes for >1 patient occurs in their workplace; nearly 5% of physicians indicated this practice usually or always occurs. A higher proportion of oncologists reported unsafe practices occurring in their workplace. Conclusions There is a dangerous minority of providers violating basic standards of care; practice patterns may vary by provider group and specialty. More research is needed to understand how best to identify providers placing patients at risk of infection and modify their behaviors.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.292
       
  • Improving compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines: A
           multicenter evaluation
    • Authors: Cristiane Schmitt; Rubia Aparecida Lacerda; Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini; Maria Clara Padoveze
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Cristiane Schmitt, Rubia Aparecida Lacerda, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Maria Clara Padoveze
      Background Improving surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) use is an important element in the control of antimicrobial resistance. However, compliance with SAP guidelines is unsatisfactory. This study investigated the level of compliance with SAP guidelines in neurosurgery, and institutional characteristics associated with compliance. Methods This study assessed surgeries in 9 Brazilian hospitals. Medical record reviews and a structured questionnaire were used to assess compliance and to describe institutional characteristics. Six attributes of compliance with SAP guidelines were evaluated; full compliance was defined whenever all these attributes were met. Logistic and linear regressions were used to investigate the association between compliance, patients, and hospital characteristics. Results Full compliance was 10% and was associated with weekly hours of infection control personnel per intensive care unit bed (95% CI, 0.2–0.1), hospital-wide dissemination of SAP guidelines (95% CI, 1.2–25.1), monitoring (95% CI, 1.2–25.1), and feedback of compliance rates (95% CI, 3.8–25.2). Daytime procedures had greater compliance regarding drug dose (odds ratio [OR], 3.38; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.72-6.65) and initial time (OR, 2.30; 95% CI, 1.24-4.25). Spinal procedures achieved greater compliance with initial time (OR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.12-3.01) and duration (OR, 1.59; 95% CI, 1.7-2.16). Conclusions A low level of compliance was identified, which pointed out the need for an innovative stewardship approach to improve adherence to SAP guidelines. Targeted training programs need to be developed to ensure dissemination of guidelines among surgeons. Monitoring, feedback, and closer interaction between the infection control personnel and the surgical team are key factors for better compliance rates of SAP.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.004
       
  • Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections:
           Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance
    • Authors: Nargis Sabir; Aamer Ikram; Gohar Zaman; Luqman Satti; Adeel Gardezi; Abeera Ahmed; Parvez Ahmed
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Nargis Sabir, Aamer Ikram, Gohar Zaman, Luqman Satti, Adeel Gardezi, Abeera Ahmed, Parvez Ahmed
      Background We sought to determine the incidence of bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections, identify variables affecting biofilm formation, and identify etiologic bacterial pathogens and antibiotic-resistance patterns associated with biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in our setup. Methods Patients who developed at least 2 symptoms of urinary tract infection after at least 2 days of indwelling urinary catheters were included. Urine was collected aseptically from catheter tubing and processed per standard microbiologic practices. Bacterial pathogens were identified on the basis of gram staining, colony morphology, and biochemical reactions. The detection of the biofilm was done using the tube adherence method. Drug susceptibility testing was done using the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. Findings Biofilm was detected in 73.4% isolates, whereas 26.6% of isolates were nonbiofilm producers. Mean duration of catheterization after which biofilm was detected was 5.01 ± 1.31 days. A latex catheter was used in 69.5% of patients, whereas a silicone catheter was used in 30.4% of patients. Escherichia coli was found to be the most common pathogen isolated (52.3%), whereas Enterobacter cloacae exhibited the highest biofilm production (87.5%) among isolated pathogens. Among biofilm producers, the highest resistance was observed with ampicillin (100%). Fosfomycin exhibited the lowest resistance (17.2%). Significant association with biofilm was detected for gender, duration of catheterization, and type of catheter. Conclusion Biofilm-based CAUTI is an emerging problem. E coli was the most frequent isolate. High antibiotic resistance was observed in biofilm-producing strains. Using the variables affecting biofilm formation, tailored intervention strategies can be implemented to reduce biofilm-based CAUTIs.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.009
       
  • Using inherent and elective behavior to improve hand hygiene monitoring in
           health care
    • Authors: Carolyn Dawson; Fiona Wells; Jamie Mackrill; Kate Prevc
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Carolyn Dawson, Fiona Wells, Jamie Mackrill, Kate Prevc
      This study established a method for collecting hand hygiene (HH) performance data based on behavioral drivers (inherent or elective) that can be used by infection preventionists (IPs) to improve practice. Further, we explored the influence that task and setting has on HH behavior. A significant effect was found between task and setting that has implications for improving the usefulness of HH measurement, with positive feedback reported regarding the new measurement method.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.032
       
  • The effectiveness of sterilization for flexible ureteroscopes: A
           real-world study
    • Authors: Cori L. Ofstead; Otis L. Heymann; Mariah R. Quick; Ellen A. Johnson; John E. Eiland; Harry P. Wetzler
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Cori L. Ofstead, Otis L. Heymann, Mariah R. Quick, Ellen A. Johnson, John E. Eiland, Harry P. Wetzler
      Background There are no guidelines or quality benchmarks specific to ureteroscope reprocessing, and patient injuries and infections have been linked to ureteroscopes. This prospective study evaluated ureteroscope reprocessing effectiveness. Methods Reprocessing practices at 2 institutions were assessed. Microbial cultures, biochemical tests, and visual inspections were conducted on sterilized ureteroscopes. Results Researchers examined 16 ureteroscopes after manual cleaning and sterilization using hydrogen peroxide gas. Every ureteroscope had visible irregularities, such as discoloration, residual fluid, foamy white residue, scratches, or debris in channels. Tests detected contamination on 100% of ureteroscopes (microbial growth 13%, adenosine triphosphate 44%, hemoglobin 63%, and protein 100%). Contamination levels exceeded benchmarks for clean gastrointestinal endoscopes for hemoglobin (6%), adenosine triphosphate (6%), and protein (100%). A new, unused ureteroscope had hemoglobin and high protein levels after initial reprocessing, although no contamination was found before reprocessing. Conclusions Flexible ureteroscope reprocessing methods were insufficient and may have introduced contamination. The clinical implications of residual contamination and viable microbes found on sterilized ureteroscopes are unknown. Additional research is needed to evaluate the prevalence of suboptimal ureteroscope reprocessing, identify sources of contamination, and determine clinical implications of urinary tract exposure to reprocessing chemicals, organic residue, and bioburden. These findings reinforce the need for frequent audits of reprocessing practices and the routine use of cleaning verification tests and visual inspection as recommended in reprocessing guidelines.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.016
       
  • A cold hard menace: A contaminated ice machine as a potential source for
           transmission of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
    • Authors: Anubhav Kanwar; T. Nicholas Domitrovic; Sreelatha Koganti; Peter Fuldauer; Jennifer L. Cadnum; Robert A. Bonomo; Curtis J. Donskey
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Anubhav Kanwar, T. Nicholas Domitrovic, Sreelatha Koganti, Peter Fuldauer, Jennifer L. Cadnum, Robert A. Bonomo, Curtis J. Donskey
      During an investigation of potential sources of transmission of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli on a spinal cord injury unit, we recovered genetically related carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from the stool of 3 patients, the hands of a nurse, and an ice machine water outlet spout and drain. Our findings suggest that contaminated ice machines could serve as a potential reservoir for dissemination of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.007
       
  • Quantitative assessment of interactions between hospitalized patients and
           portable medical equipment and other fomites
    • Authors: Nuntra Suwantarat; Laura A. Supple; Jennifer L. Cadnum; Thriveen Sankar; Curtis J. Donskey
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Nuntra Suwantarat, Laura A. Supple, Jennifer L. Cadnum, Thriveen Sankar, Curtis J. Donskey
      In an observational study, we demonstrated that hospitalized patients frequently had direct or indirect interactions with medical equipment and other fomites that are shared among patients, and these items were often contaminated with health care–associated pathogens. There is a need for protocols to ensure routine cleaning of shared portable equipment.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.003
       
  • A concealed observational study of infection control and safe injection
           practices in Jordanian governmental hospitals
    • Authors: Omar M. AL-Rawajfah; Ahmad Tubaishat
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Omar M. AL-Rawajfah, Ahmad Tubaishat
      Background The recognized international organizations on infection prevention recommend using an observational method as the gold standard procedure for assessing health care professional's compliance with standard infection control practices. However, observational studies are rarely used in Jordanian infection control studies. This study aimed to evaluate injection practices among nurses working in Jordanian governmental hospitals. Methods A cross-sectional concealed observational design is used for this study. A convenience sampling technique was used to recruit a sample of nurses working in governmental hospitals in Jordan. Participants were unaware of the time and observer during the observation episode. Results A total of 384 nurses from 9 different hospitals participated in the study. A total of 835 injections events were observed, of which 73.9% were performed without handwashing, 64.5% without gloving, and 27.5% were followed by needle recapping. Handwashing rate was the lowest (18.9%) when injections were performed by beginner nurses. Subcutaneous injections were associated with the lowest rate (26.7%) of postinjection handwashing compared with other routes. Conclusions This study demonstrates the need for focused and effective infection control educational programs in Jordanian hospitals. Future studies should consider exploring the whole infection control practices related to waste disposal and the roles of the infection control nurse in this process in Jordanian hospitals.

      PubDate: 2017-06-18T15:59:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.293
       
  • Alcohol fixation of bacteria to surgical instruments increases cleaning
           difficulty and may contribute to sterilization inefficacy
    • Authors: Dayane de Melo Costa; Lillian Kelly de Oliveira Lopes; Honghua Hu; Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple; Karen Vickery
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Dayane de Melo Costa, Lillian Kelly de Oliveira Lopes, Honghua Hu, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple, Karen Vickery
      Background Alcohol is frequently inappropriately used on surgical instruments to reduce bacterial contamination, but fixes protein to stainless steel. Here we compare the effect of air drying, prolonged soaking in water, and alcohol treatment on cleaning difficulty of contaminated forceps. Methods Haltsted-mosquito forceps were contaminated with only Staphylococcus aureus. Instruments were air-dried for 10 (control), 75, or 240 minutes, soaked in water, or air dried then treated with ethanol or isopropanol for 10 seconds. All instruments were prewashed for 15 minutes. Forceps contaminated with blood and S aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa were dried and then sprayed or wiped with ethanol, and prewashed. Bacterial viability and soiling were determined by standard plate culture and crystal violet staining, respectively. Results Soaking or spraying instruments with alcohol significantly reduced viable bacterial numbers, but significantly increased soil attached to forceps, as did air drying. Wiping instruments with alcohol had little effect on bacterial viability, but increased cleaning difficulty. Soaking in water for 75 or 240 minutes increased cleaning difficulty perhaps due to bacterial attachment to forceps. Conclusions Treating contaminated instruments with alcohol, allowing them to dry, or allowing them to soak in water for prolonged periods increases cleaning difficulty and should be discouraged.

      PubDate: 2017-06-13T15:52:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.286
       
  • Fungal aerocontamination exposure risk for patients in 3 successive
           locations of a pediatric hematology unit department: Influence of air
           equipment and building structure on air quality
    • Authors: Anne-Pauline Bellanger; Gabriel Reboux; Florent Demonmerot; Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore; Laurence Millon
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Gabriel Reboux, Florent Demonmerot, Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore, Laurence Millon
      Background Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) play an important role in the mortality of immunocompromised patients. The pediatric hematology department (PHD) at Besançon University Hospital has relocated 3 times: (1) from a building without an air filtration system (B1), (2) to a renovated building with low air pressure (B2), and (3) to a new building with high air pressure and high-efficiency particulate air filters (B3). This study aimed to investigate how these relocations influenced the fungal exposure risk for the PHD's patients. Methods Air samples were taken monthly in patient rooms and weekly in corridors. The detection of opportunistic fungi species was used to assess IFI risk. Data were analyzed using univariate and multivariate random-effects negative binomial regression. Results A total of 1,074 samples from 29 rooms over a 10-year period showed that renovation of an old building with a basic ventilation system did not lead to a significant improvement of air quality (P = .004, multivariate analysis). Among factors linked to higher risk of patient rooms mold contamination was fungal contamination of the corridors (P < .001). Conclusions This study demonstrates that corridors can be used as reliable sentinel to prevent fungal contamination in patient rooms. Only relocation in building B3, equipped with laminar air flow, achieved adequate air quality.

      PubDate: 2017-06-13T15:52:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.283
       
  • Dipping into the Clostridium difficile pool: Are alcohol-based dispensers
           fomites for C difficile?
    • Authors: James A. Hall; Ryan R. Keul; Justin D. Shanks; Robert Fader; Jon D. Herrington
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): James A. Hall, Ryan R. Keul, Justin D. Shanks, Robert Fader, Jon D. Herrington
      The purpose of this study was to evaluate alcohol-based dispensers as potential fomites for Clostridium difficile. A convenience sample of 120 alcohol-based dispensers was evaluated for the presence of C difficile either by culture or polymerase chain reaction for C difficile toxin. The results demonstrated that C difficile was not cultured, and C difficile toxin was not detected using polymerase chain reaction; however, gram-positive rods, Clostridium perfringens, Pantoea agglomerans, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Peptostreptococcus, Bacillus spp, and microaerophilic Streptococcus were present within the overflow basins of the alcohol-based dispensers.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T15:48:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.284
       
  • Pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship in intensive care units in
           East China: A multicenter prospective cohort study
    • Authors: Zhongwang Li; Baoli Cheng; Kai Zhang; Guohao Xie; Yan Wang; Jinchao Hou; Lihua Chu; Jialian Zhao; Zhijun Xu; Zhongqiu Lu; Huaqin Sun; Jian Zhang; Zhiyi Wang; Haiya Wu; Xiangming Fang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Zhongwang Li, Baoli Cheng, Kai Zhang, Guohao Xie, Yan Wang, Jinchao Hou, Lihua Chu, Jialian Zhao, Zhijun Xu, Zhongqiu Lu, Huaqin Sun, Jian Zhang, Zhiyi Wang, Haiya Wu, Xiangming Fang
      Background Antimicrobial stewardship programs, particularly pharmacist-driven programs, help reduce the unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship on antimicrobial use, multidrug resistance, and patient outcomes in adult intensive care units in China. Method We conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study with a sample of 577 patients. A total of 353 patients were included under a pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program, whereas the remaining 224 patients served as controls. The primary outcome was all-cause hospital mortality. Results The pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program had a lower hospital mortality rate compared with the nonpharmacist program (19.3% vs 29.0%; P = .007). Furthermore, logistic regression analysis indicated that the pharmacist-driven program independently predicted hospital mortality (odds ratio, 0.57; 95% confidence interval, 0.36-0.91; P = .017) after adjustment. Meanwhile, this strategy had a lower rate of multidrug resistance (23.8% vs 31.7%; P = .037). Moreover, the strategy optimized antimicrobial use, such as having a shorter duration of empirical antimicrobial therapy (2.7 days; interquartile range [IQR], 1.7-4.6 vs 3.0; IQR, 1.9-6.2; P = .002) and accumulated duration of antimicrobial treatment (4.0; IQR, 2.0-7.0 vs 5.0; IQR, 3.0-9.5; P = .030). Conclusions Pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship in an intensive care unit decreased patient mortality and the emergence of multidrug resistance, and optimized antimicrobial agent use.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T15:48:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.021
       
  • Considering a new domain for antimicrobial stewardship: Topical
           antibiotics in the open surgical wound
    • Authors: Charles E. Edmiston; David Leaper; Maureen Spencer; Karen Truitt; Loretta Litz Fauerbach; Denise Graham; Helen Boehm Johnson
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Charles E. Edmiston, David Leaper, Maureen Spencer, Karen Truitt, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Denise Graham, Helen Boehm Johnson
      The global push to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance has led to the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), which were recently mandated by The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, the use of topical antibiotics in the open surgical wound is often not monitored by these programs nor is it subject to any evidence-based standardization of care. Survey results indicate that the practice of using topical antibiotics intraoperatively, in both irrigation fluids and powders, is widespread. Given the risks inherent in their use and the lack of evidence supporting it, the practice should be monitored as a core part of ASPs, and alternative agents, such as antiseptics, should be considered.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T15:48:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.012
       
  • Risk factors of catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Bacillus
           cereus: Case-control study in 8 teaching hospitals in Japan
    • Authors: Satoshi Kutsuna; Kayoko Hayakawa; Kazuya Kita; Yuichi Katanami; Natsuko Imakita; Kei Kasahara; Masami Seto; Kenichiro Akazawa; Minoru Shimizu; Toshikazu Kano; Takahito Nei; Tetsuro Hayashi; Nobuaki Mori; Taku Yabuki; Norio Ohmagari
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control
      Author(s): Satoshi Kutsuna, Kayoko Hayakawa, Kazuya Kita, Yuichi Katanami, Natsuko Imakita, Kei Kasahara, Masami Seto, Kenichiro Akazawa, Minoru Shimizu, Toshikazu Kano, Takahito Nei, Tetsuro Hayashi, Nobuaki Mori, Taku Yabuki, Norio Ohmagari
      In this multicenter, matched case-control study, patients diagnosed with catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) caused by Bacillus cereus (n = 108) were matched to controls (n = 269). In the multivariable analysis, administration of an amino acid preparation and an indwelling peripheral catheter were significant variables for B cereus–related CRBSI.

      PubDate: 2017-06-08T15:48:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.281
       
  • Abstract Awards
    • Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Analysis and Modeling of Sociodemographic Factors Contributing to Hospital
           Acquired Infection Incidence
    • Authors: Margaret Cullather
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Margaret C. Cullather


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • APIC Masthead
    • Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • AIHA Guidelines for Selection and Use of Environmental Surface
           Disinfectants in Healthcare
    • Authors: Roberta Smith; John Martinelli Stephen Derman
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Roberta Smith, John Martinelli, Stephen Derman


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Information for Authors
    • Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Isolation Precautions: Active Surveillance and Multidisciplinary
           Management Save Costs
    • Authors: Daiane Patricia; Cais Juliana Almeida-Nunes Bianca Miranda Maria Luisa Moura
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Daiane Patricia Cais, Juliana Almeida-Nunes, Bianca Miranda, Maria Luisa Moura, Lanuza Duarte, Analu Mancini, Gabriela Coito, Sarita Lessa


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Infection prevention forms, checklists, and other useful tools now
           available in new resource from APIC
    • Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Use of CHG Cloths and Nasal Iodine to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in
           Orthopedic Infections
    • Authors: Debra Runyan; Claire Stango Ida Macri Maria Vacca John Stern
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Debra A. Runyan, Claire Stango, Ida Macri, Maria Vacca, John J. Stern


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Sustained Elimination of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization—Bridging
           the Implementation Gap
    • Authors: Sharon Alexander; Cheryl Ciocca Lillian Santos Charmin Clavon-Surma Suzanne Fritz
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Sharon K. Alexander, Cheryl Ciocca, Lillian Santos, Charmin Clavon-Surma, Suzanne H. Fritz, Darren R. Linkin


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Hitting All the Targets: How a Colon Surgical Bundle Reduces Infections,
           Length of Stay and Readmissions
    • Authors: Jeanette Harris
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Jeanette J. Harris


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Scoping Out Opportunities to Improve Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Using
           a Standard Audit Tool: A System Wide Initiative
    • Authors: Teri Mauldin
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Teri Mauldin


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Infection prevention workforce: Potential benefits to educational
           diversity
    • Authors: Sara Reese; Heather Gilmartin
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6
      Author(s): Sara M. Reese, Heather M. Gilmartin
      Background Nurses have historically occupied the infection preventionist (IP) role. As the knowledge and skills needed to advance the field expand, professionals from public health and the laboratory sciences have become IPs. Our study describes the characteristics of current IPs and assesses for relationships between background, certification, experience, and type of work performed. Methods The data were drawn from an existing dataset collected in the conduct of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) MegaSurvey. Descriptive statistics were computed. Associations were calculated using χ2 or Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel tests. Characteristics of IPs were stratified by work-related activities to allow for comparisons between groups. Results Of the 13,050 active APIC members, 4,079 participated in the survey (31% response rate). The primary job activity for nurses (97.9%; n = 2,434) was preventing and controlling the transmission of infectious agents or health care–associated infections, for laboratory scientists (97.5%; n = 307) it was the interpretation of surveillance data, and for public health professionals (96.1%; n = 136) it was management and communication: feedback. Conclusions Infection control departments would benefit from hiring IPs with diverse education and training to address the expanding roles and responsibilities of IPs. This may facilitate the implementation of novel and innovative processes that will impact patient care.

      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Cleaning Challenges Associated with Surgical Instrument Design: A
           Proactive Approach
    • Authors: Laura Staubitz; Marion Ray Jeanette Harris
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Laura E. Staubitz, Marion Ray, Jeanette J. Harris


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
  • Evaluation of Reprocessing Effectiveness for Flexible Ureteroscopes
    • Authors: Cori Ofstead; Otis Heymann Mariah Quick John Eiland Harry Wetzler
      Abstract: Publication date: 1 June 2017
      Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 6, Supplement
      Author(s): Cori L. Ofstead, Otis L. Heymann, Mariah R. Quick, John E. Eiland, Harry P. Wetzler


      PubDate: 2017-05-24T12:23:30Z
       
 
 
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