Preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in long-term care facilities: an executive summary of the APIC Elimination Guide.


:This article is an executive summary of the APIC Elimination Guide for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in long-term care facilities. Infection preventionists are encouraged to obtain the original, full-length APIC Elimination Guides for more thorough coverage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention in long-term care facilities.


Am J Infect Control


Rebmann T,Aureden K,Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.




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  • Washington State hospital survey 2000: gloves, handwashing agents, and moisturizers.

    abstract::Hand dermatitis as a result of frequent exposure to water and cleansing agents is a significant problem in the health care industry. In developing prevention efforts to address this problem, it is necessary to make appropriate recommendations for moisturizers that are compatible with latex gloves and/or handwashing ag...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marino C,Cohen M

    更新日期:2001-12-01 00:00:00

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate bathing practices and skin concentrations in intensive care unit patients.

    abstract::In this 2-phase real-world evaluation of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) skin concentrations in intensive care unit patients, we found lower skin CHG concentrations when rinsing with water after CHG solution bath (compared with no rinse), but no significant difference in concentrations between the use of CHG solution wi...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    authors: Alserehi H,Filippell M,Emerick M,Cabunoc MK,Preas MA,Sparkes C,Johnson JK,Leekha S,CDC Prevention Epicenter Program.

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Dissemination of antibiotic resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant S aureus strains isolated from hospital effluents.

    abstract::Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) and methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) strains were examined in hospital effluents. Most S aureus strains are resistant to methicillin (MRSA), followed by tetracycline. Approximately 15% of MRSA strains are also resistant to vancomycin (VRSA). All VRSA strains devel...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mandal SM,Ghosh AK,Pati BR

    更新日期:2015-12-01 00:00:00

  • Colonization and bacteremia related to duration of triple-lumen intravascular catheter placement.

    abstract::The increased use of triple-lumen catheters has brought with it an increase in sepsis. We undertook a study to determine whether this increase was related to the length of time a catheter was in place. Culture of the fluid in each of the three lumens of all triple-lumen catheters in the medical intensive care units wa...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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  • Presenteeism among health care workers with laboratory-confirmed influenza infection: A retrospective cohort study in Queensland, Australia.

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    authors: Imai C,Hall L,Lambert SB,Merollini KMD

    更新日期:2020-04-01 00:00:00

  • Potential for cross-contamination from use of a needleless injector.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Medical devices that are used on patients in fields containing potentially infectious body fluids can become contaminated and transmit infectious agents to other sites on the patient or to other patients if the devices are not properly cleaned and decontaminated after use on each patient treatment site. One ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    authors: Weintraub AM,Ponce de Leon MP

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  • Impact of a mandated provincial hand hygiene program: messages from the field.

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • A critical evaluation of current protocols for self-sterilizing surfaces designed to reduce viral nosocomial infections.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Biocidal high-touch surfaces contact surfaces can be used to help reduce healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). While the bactericidal protocols are well developed, there remains high variability in the methods used to evaluate the virucidal properties of such surfaces. This paper seeks to identify the most ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Walji SD,Aucoin MG

    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

  • Sustained reduction in inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in a long-term care facility through an educational intervention.

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    authors: Zabarsky TF,Sethi AK,Donskey CJ

    更新日期:2008-09-01 00:00:00

  • Societal willingness to pay to avoid mortality and morbidity from Clostridioides difficile and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in the United States.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is among the most common health care-associated infections in the United States and is increasingly affecting the elderly. Although carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections are still relatively uncommon, there are reported increases in the rate of infe...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sertkaya A,Wong HH,Ertis DH,Jessup A

    更新日期:2019-05-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiology of burn unit infections in children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology of burn unit infections, the effect of these infections on the mortality rate, and antibiotic resistance pattern of the predominant bacteria isolated from children. Patients and method Epidemiologic data for 610 children, aged 0 to 15 years, admitted to ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Geyik MF,Aldemir M,Hosoglu S,Tacyildiz HI

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Contamination of intravenous fluids: a continuing cause of hospital bacteremia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nosocomial bacteremia caused by the contamination of intravenous (IV) infusates is considered rare. Unfortunately, this problem has been underestimated because its identification requires culturing infusates, a procedure not performed routinely. METHODS:This study was conducted in a referral hospital where ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Macias AE,Huertas M,de Leon SP,Munoz JM,Chavez AR,Sifuentes-Osornio J,Romero C,Bobadilla M

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Does systemic antibiotic prophylaxis prior to the placement of totally implantable venous access devices reduce early infection? A retrospective study of 1,485 cases at a large academic institution.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:To determine if ending the practice of administering prophylactic antibiotics prior to the placement of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) is correlated with an increase in 30-day bloodstream infection-related TIVADs removals. METHODS:The practice of administering prophylactic antibiotics pr...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Choksi A,Finnegan K,Etezadi V

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • The effectiveness of sodium dichloroisocyanurate treatments against Clostridium difficile spores contaminating stainless steel.

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

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    更新日期:1994-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Goyal S,Khot SC,Ramachandran V,Shah KP,Musher DM

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • A randomized control trial evaluating efficacy of antimicrobial impregnated hospital privacy curtains in an intensive care setting.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Acquisition of pathogens into health care settings from prior room occupants has been documented. Hospital room privacy curtains are at high risk for pathogenic bacterial contamination. Antimicrobial impregnated curtains could be effective in reducing contamination. METHODS:Rooms within an intensive care un...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shakov R,Salazar RS,Kagunye SK,Baddoura WJ,DeBari VA

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lau JT,Kim JH,Tsui H,Griffiths S

    更新日期:2007-02-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::We report a comparative laboratory study between 2 peripheral intravenous catheters equipped with a passive fully automatic safety mechanism to assess generation of blood droplets during withdrawal. One presented no fluid droplets, whereas the other presented droplets in 48% and 60% for the best and worst case, with a...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rosenthal VD,Hughes G

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Doernberg SB,Winston LG

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Donskey CJ,Deshpande A

    更新日期:2016-05-02 00:00:00

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    abstract::This article contains guidelines for selection and design of audiovisual materials pertinent to the teaching of infection control. Clarity, rate of presentation, and color are emphasized because they may correlate directly with effective presentation and learner comprehension. The use of audiovisual programs may cut p...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1984-02-01 00:00:00