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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“ Een ongeluk zit in een klein hoekje…. “

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Prikaccidenten vormen wereldwijd een beroepsrisico, vooral in de zorgsector. Transmissie van hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus en humaan immunodeficiëntie virus wordt als belangrijkste risico van een prikaccident gezien  Ze kunnen leiden tot ernstige chronische infecties. In Nederland is de werkgever verplicht tot adequate afhandeling van prikaccidenten. Hiervoor is een regelmatig onderhouden prikaccidentenprotocol noodzakelijk. GGD […]

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Infection control link nurses in acute care hospitals: a scoping review

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Background: Involving link nurses in infection prevention and control is a strategy to improve clinical practice that has been implemented in hospitals worldwide. However, little is known about the use, the range and benefits of this strategy. We aimed to identify key concepts of infection control link nurses (ICLN) and ICLN programs, to evaluate the effect […]

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  • op 17 februari 2019
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The clinical significance of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae rectal colonization in critically ill patients: from colonization to bloodstream infection

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Purpose . To highlight the clinical significance of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) rectal colonization by examining the risk factors for CRKP rectal colonization and subsequent bloodstream infection (BSI) in critically ill patients. Methodology . Prospective study of CRKP rectal colonization in an intensive care unit (ICU) during a 39-month period. CRKP strains isolated from both the blood cultures and corresponding rectal […]

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Prevention of Colonization and Infection by Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase–Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Long-term Acute-Care Hospitals

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Background. Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase–producing Enterobacteriaceae (hereafter “KPC”) are an increasing threat to healthcare institutions. Long-term acute-care hospitals (LTACHs) have especially high prevalence of KPC.

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Prevalence of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- producing Escherichia coli in veterinary hospital staff and students

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Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria causing clinical infections are often also multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥3 antimicrobial drug classes), therefore treatment options may be limited. High carriage rates of these potentially zoonotic bacteria have been found in livestock and companion animals. Therefore, people working in veterinary hospitals may be a high-risk population for carriage. This is the […]

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Katheter en infuus vaak onnodig én pijnlijk

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Veel patiënten met een urinekatheter of een perifeer infuus ervaren daar ongemak of klachten van, zonder dat verpleegkundigen of artsen hiervan weten. Ook weten veel patiënten niet waarom ze überhaupt een katheter of infuus hebben. Lees gehele artikel in nursing 4 februari 2019, klik hier

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The socio-economic impact of multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections: a qualitative study

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The burden of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) has traditionally been measured using clinical and economic outcomes. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18 patients or their caregivers affected by HCAI caused by multidrug-resistant organisms to better understand the human impact of HCAI. Most patients had misconceptions about HCAI and antimicrobial resistance, leading to strong negative feelings towards […]

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  • op 24 januari 2019
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