More HAI References

1.)   Conventional infection control measures found effective in reducing MRSA rates. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 20, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011.

2.)   Intervention drops hospital infection rate by one-third. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 21, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011.

3.)   C. diff surpassing MRSA infections in community hospitals. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 22, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011.

4.)   Studies show significant increases of C. difficile infections. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 20, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011.

5.)   Cepeda JA, Whitehouse T, Cooper B, et al. Isolation of patients in single rooms or cohorts to reduce spread of MRSA in intensive-care units: prospective two-centre study. Lancet. 2005; 365:295-304.

6.)   Pittet D, Mourouga P, Perneger TV. Compliance with hand washing in a teaching hospital. Infection Control Program. Ann Int Med. 1999; 130:126-30.

7.)   Eckmanns T, Bessert J, Behnke M, et al. Compliance with antiseptic hand rub use in intensive care units: the Hawthorne effect. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006; 27:931-4.

8.)   Bischoff W, Reynolds T, Sessler C, et al. Handwashing compliance by health care workers. Arch Intern Med. 2000; 160:1017-21.

9.)   Gilbert K, Stafford C, Crosby K, et al. Does hand hygiene compliance among health care workers change when patients are in contact precaution rooms in ICUs? Am J Infect Control. 2010; in press.

10.)Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Sax H, et al. Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6: 641-52.

11.)Klevens RM, Edwards J, Richards CL, et al. Estimating health care-associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002. Public Health Rep. 2002; 122:160-6.

12.)Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Sax H, et al. Considerations for a WHO European strategy on health-care-associated infection, surveillance, and control. Lancet. 2005; 5:242-50.