Handhygiene 2019

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Volume 101, issue 4 van de journal of Hospital Infection (April 2019) is volledig gewijd aan Handhygiene.

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  • op 25 april 2019
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Impact of psychologically tailored hand hygiene interventions on nosocomial infections with multidrug-resistant organisms: results of the cluster- randomized controlled trial PSYGIENE

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Professional hand hygiene compliance represents a multifaceted behaviour with various determinants. Thus, it has been proposed to apply psychological frameworks of behaviour change to its promotion. However, randomized controlled trials of such approaches, which also assess nosocomial infections (NIs), are rare. This study analyses data of the PSYGIENE-trial (PSYchological optimized hand hyGIENE promotion), which has […]

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Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial

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Evidence for the benefits of antiseptic meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is inconclusive. We assessed the efficacy of 0·1% chlorhexidine solution compared with normal saline for meatal cleaning before urinary catheter insertion in reducing the incidence of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria and UTI. A cross-sectional, stepped-wedge, open-label, randomised controlled trial was undertaken […]

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The public washroom – friend or foe? An observational study of washroom cleanliness combined with microbiological investigation of hand hygiene facilities

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Many people use handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms under the impression that these amenities are hygienic. However, such facilities may be potential sites for the transmission of pathogenic bacteria. This study aimed to examine the hygiene facilities provided including handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms. Total bacterial counts and species identification were […]

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Wat men kucht, vliegt door de lucht

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Achtergrond Pseudomonas aeruginosa kan bij patiënten met cystic fibrosis (CF) infecties veroorzaken en de morbiditeit en mortaliteit verhogen. Pseudomonas aeruginosa blijkt als aerosol in de lucht te kunnen komen, het is dus mogelijk via de lucht overdraagbaar. Deze studie onderzocht of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in de lucht aanwezig is bij poliklinisch bezoek van gekoloniseerde CF-patiënten. Daarnaast […]

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  • op 25 maart 2019
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Effects of a disinfection device on colonization of sink drains and patients during a prolonged outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an intensive care unit

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Background: Sink drains in intensive care units (ICUs) are frequently colonized with bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The aim was to study the influence of installing disinfecting devices on sink drains on colonization of sinks and patients in an ICU during a prolonged outbreak of multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa. Methods: From 2010, there was a clonal outbreak of […]

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  • op 20 maart 2019
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Effect of electronic real-time prompting on hand hygiene behaviors in health care workers

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Background: Poor hand hygiene by health care workers is a major cause of nosocomial infections. This research evaluated the ability of an electronic monitoring system with real-time prompting capability to change hand hygiene behaviors. Methods: Handwashing activity was measured by counting dispenser activations on a single nursing unit before, during, and after installation of the system. The […]

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Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in Dutch nursing homes: follow-up 2010–2017

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Following the first point-prevalence study in Dutch nursing homes conducted each November from 2007 to 2009, we conducted a follow-up point-prevalence study of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) each November from 2010 to 2017. Similar methods and criteria were used. Resident characteristics were recorded, data collection was performed by the attending elderly care physicians via an online survey, as […]

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  • op 6 maart 2019
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Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study

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Background: Austerity measures and health-system redesign to minimise hospital expenditures risk adversely affecting patient outcomes. The RN4CAST study was designed to inform decision making about nursing, one of the largest components of hospital operating expenses. We aimed to assess whether differences in patient to nurse ratios and nurses' educational qualifications in nine of the 12 RN4CAST […]

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Auditeren op basishygiëne beleidsplan

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Het Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMCG) heeft patiëntveiligheid hoog in het vaandel staan. De unit Infectiepreventie (IP), onderdeel van de Medische Microbiologie en Infectiepreventie (MMBI), levert hier een belangrijke bijdrage aan door het voorkomen en beperken van ziekenhuisinfecties bij opgenomen patiënten. Dit gebeurt mede door het adviseren van infectiepreventiemaatregelen die bij basishygiëne horen, zoals handhygiëne, isolatieverpleging […]

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  • op 28 februari 2019
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