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More HAI References

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

2.)   Intervention drops hospital infection rate by one-third. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 21, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011.  http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/.

3.)   C. diff surpassing MRSA infections in community hospitals. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 22, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011. http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/.

4.)   Studies show significant increases of C. difficile infections. Virgo Publishing. Posted March 20, 2010. Accessed January 17, 2011. http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/.

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.

 

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