Prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients at hospital admission in The Netherlands, 2010–2017: an observational study

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Objectives: We determined the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal carriage upon hospital admission, among patients who were screened preoperatively for nasal S. aureus carriage between 2010 and 2017. We also aimed to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA carriers without the standard risk factors. Methods: We conducted an observational study to determine the prevalence of MRSA nasal carriage among patients who were […]

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  • op 30 oktober 2019
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Establishing Evidence-Based Criteria for Directly Observed Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Programs: A Prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study

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Objective: Hand hygiene surveillance programs that rely on direct observations of healthcare worker activity may be limited by the Hawthorne effect. In addition, comparing compliance rates from period to period requires adequately sized samples of observations. We aimed to statistically determine whether the Hawthorne effect is stable over an observation period and statistically derive sample […]

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Surveillance of infections in long-term care facilities (LTCFs): The impact of participation during multiple years on health care-associated infection incidence

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We studied trends in the incidence of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in LTCFs between 2009 and 2015 and determined the effect of participation in our network. Elder-care physicians reported weekly the number of cases of influenza-like illness, gastroenteritis, (probable) pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and all-cause mortality. Trends in the incidence of infection and mortality […]

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Candida auris: een bedreiging voor de volksgezondheid

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Kunnen uitbraken van C. auris ook in Nederland opduiken? Lees meer over deze opkomende BRMO: CDC richtlijn Candida auris Artikel in NY times ‘A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy’ Candida auris als Google trend Invloed van klimaatverandering op Candida auris

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  • op 8 oktober 2019
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CDC/STRIVE Infection Control Training

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Op de CDC-website zijn gratis E-learnings gepubliceerd. Deze trainingen over verschillende onderwerpen, bijvoorbeeld over reiniging, Clostridium difficile of ‘hoe maak ik een IP business case’, kunnen deskundigen infectiepreventie gebruiken om kennis te vergaren en tevens accreditatie punten mee te verdienen. De E-learnings zijn te vinden via deze link  

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Hygiëne van hervulbare sproeiflacons

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Onderzoek naar de besmettingsgraad van hervulbare sproeiflacons die zijn gebruikt in de dagelijkse reinigingspraktijk en het effect van hygiënisch spoelen. Lees hier de brochure VSR Rapport

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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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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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