Replicating changes in hand hygiene in a surgical intensive care unit with remote video auditing and feedback.


:Using remote video auditing (RVA) and real-time feedback, we replicated health care workers hand hygiene in a second intensive care unit. During the first 4 weeks using RVA without feedback, the compliance rate was 30.42%. The rate during the 64-week postfeedback period (initial 16 and 48 weeks maintenance) with RVA and feedback exceeded 80% on average. These data demonstrate that improved hand hygiene was achieved and sustained with the use of RVA and feedback.


Am J Infect Control


Armellino D,Trivedi M,Law I,Singh N,Schilling ME,Hussain E,Farber B




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  • Control of scabies outbreaks in an Italian hospital: an information-centered management strategy.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Scabies is a dermatologic infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei. In industrialized countries, hospitals and other health structures can sometimes be hit. The optimal management of scabies outbreaks still has to be established, mass prophylaxis being one possible option. METHODS:To identify the optimal app...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Capobussi M,Sabatino G,Donadini A,Tersalvi CA,Castaldi S

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • The infection control audit: the standardized audit as a tool for change.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Health care workers' compliance with infection control practices and principles is vital in preventing the spread of disease. One tool to assess infection control practice in clinical areas is the infection control audit; however, many institutions do not approach this in a systematic fashion. METHODS:Key f...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bryce EA,Scharf S,Walker M,Walsh A

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Estimation of hand hygiene opportunities on an adult medical ward using 24-hour camera surveillance: validation of the HOW2 Benchmark Study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:We previously published a formula to estimate the number of hand hygiene opportunities (HHOs) per patient-day using the World Health Organization's "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" methodology (HOW2 Benchmark Study). HHOs can be used as a denominator for calculating hand hygiene compliance rates when product ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Diller T,Kelly JW,Blackhurst D,Steed C,Boeker S,McElveen DC

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Face touching in the time of COVID-19 in Shiraz, Iran.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Iranian were advice to wear a mask and not touch their face during COVID-19 restrictions in Iran. METHODS:One-thousand people were observed for 15-30 minutes in public places between April 22 and May 9, 2020. The average number of touches to the mucosal zone was calculated per hour and mask wearers (N = 568...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shiraly R,Shayan Z,McLaws ML

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • A decade of nosocomial Acinetobacter.

    abstract::A review of nosocomial infections (NI) from January 1971 to April 1981 was conducted in a university-affiliated hospital to examine NI caused by Acinetobacter and to determine whether a rising trend in rates could be detected. Acinetobacter accounted for 85 of 6115 (1.4%) NI. Sites of infection were respiratory tract ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Larson E

    更新日期:1984-02-01 00:00:00

  • The frequency of urinary tract infections and the value of antiseptics in community-dwelling people who undertake intermittent urinary catheterisation: A systematic review.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This systematic review had two aims. First to identify the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) and bacteriuria in people undertaking intermittent catheterisation (IC), second to determine the effectiveness of antiseptic cleaning of the meatal area prior to IC in reducing the incidence of UTI and bacter...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mitchell BG,Prael G,Curryer C,Russo PL,Fasugba O,Lowthian J,Cheng AC,Archibald J,Robertson M,Kiernan M

    更新日期:2021-01-21 00:00:00

  • Hygiene and health - the need for a holistic approach.

    abstract::The holistic principles of hygiene and public health have contributed substantially to an increase in life expectancy by more than 30 years and in life quality since the beginning of the 20th century. Frank, Pettenkofer, Nightingale, Pasteur, Lister, and Koch have been pioneering protagonists of the holistic approach ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Exner M,Hartemann P,Kistemann T

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • Elimination of an outbreak of gram-negative bacteremia in a hemodialysis unit.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The purpose of this study was to identify the cause of an unusual outbreak of gram-negative bacteremia in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis. METHODS:We performed direct observation and investigation of current dialysis techniques and facilities including microbiologic sampling in a long-term hemodi...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Humar A,Oxley C,Sample ML,Garber G

    更新日期:1996-10-01 00:00:00

  • Trend of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in an institution with a high rate of MRSA after the reinforcement of antibiotic stewardship and hand hygiene.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are a concern across the worldwide. METHODS:Antibiotic stewardship and hand hygiene programs were reinforced in a 2,000-bed tertiary hospital in South Korea where the methicillin resistance rate of Staphylococcus aureus is about 65%. The computer...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim YC,Kim MH,Song JE,Ahn JY,Oh DH,Kweon OM,Lee D,Kim SB,Kim HW,Jeong SJ,Ku NS,Han SH,Park ES,Yong D,Song YG,Lee K,Kim JM,Choi JY

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • APIC position paper: prevention of device-mediated blood-borne infections to health care workers. 1992 Governmental Affairs Committee of the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control, Inc.

    abstract::The Association for Practitioners in Infection Control, Inc. (APIC) is a multidisciplinary organization of over 9000 health care professionals who practice institutional epidemiology in the form of infection control and quality improvement within a variety of settings. As a national leader in prevention and control of...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章



    更新日期:1993-04-01 00:00:00

  • Home laundering of soiled surgical scrubs: surgical site infections and the home environment.

    abstract::An increasing number of hospitals have implemented programs that permit their operating room (OR) personnel to launder their soiled "scrubs" at home. Not only have they not experienced an increase in the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs), but they have also found the policy to be financially rewarding. Wher...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Belkin NL

    更新日期:2001-02-01 00:00:00

  • The attributable cost of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the United States: A systematic review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common healthcare-acquired condition. The attributable cost of CAUTIs is frequently cited to be approximately $1,000. However, there is a paucity of recent literature that confirms this estimate. The purpose of this study was to perform a sys...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hollenbeak CS,Schilling AL

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Inadequate documentation of urinary tract infection symptoms in the medical chart.

    abstract::We evaluated symptom documentation for 312 inpatients with bacteriuria by comparing information found in the chart with that obtained prospectively from the medical and nursing team caring for the patient. There was only moderate agreement (κ = 0.55), and only 77% of symptomatic patients had any symptom documented in ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mithoowani S,Celetti SJ,Irfan N,Brooks A,Mertz D

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-onset, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli infections in Thailand: a case-case-control study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms, first identified in Germany in 1983, are now widely recognized as clinically relevant causes of infections in community. METHODS:Our objective was to evaluate the clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-onset, extended-spectrum beta-lacta...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Apisarnthanarak A,Kiratisin P,Saifon P,Kitphati R,Dejsirilert S,Mundy LM

    更新日期:2007-11-01 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

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    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

  • Risk factors for acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in an urban county hospital.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Better characterization of risk factors for extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria is important for prevention, control, and treatment. This study aimed to identify risk factors for ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in a population of patients at an acute care urban teaching hospital. METHODS...

    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

  • Incidence of hospital-acquired influenza in adults: A prospective surveillance study from 2004 to 2017 in a French tertiary care hospital.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Hospital-acquired influenza potentially leads to significant morbidity and mortality in already vulnerable patients, but its overall burden is not fully understood. We undertook this study to estimate the incidence and trends of hospital-acquired laboratory-confirmed influenza among adults, and to compare cl...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: El Guerche-Séblain C,Amour S,Bénet T,Hénaff L,Escuret V,Schellevis F,Vanhems P

    更新日期:2020-12-13 00:00:00

  • Does nurse job satisfaction influence adherence to the central line insertion checklist and central line-associated bloodstream infections in the Veterans Health Administration?

    abstract::Nurses satisfied with their jobs report less job stress, more effective nurse-physician collaboration, and higher patient satisfaction scores. It is unknown if job satisfaction influences adherence to best practices or patient outcomes. This secondary data analysis investigated the relationship between job satisfactio...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gilmartin HM,Langner P,Gokhale M,Osatuke K,Hasselbeck R,Battaglia C

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Integrating staff nurses in antibiotic stewardship: Opportunities and barriers.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nursing has been called for greater participation in antibiotic stewardship. Although many of the functions that are integral to successful stewardship are within the scope of bedside nurses, data evaluating nursing engagement in stewardship are limited. The objective of this study was to identify nurses' ro...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Monsees E,Popejoy L,Jackson MA,Lee B,Goldman J

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in cell phones of health care workers from Peruvian pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Health care workers (HCWs) use their mobile phones during working hours or medical care. There is evidence that the instruments are colonized with pathogenic microorganisms. Here, we describe levels of Enterobacteriaceae contamination (EC) in cell phones and the risk factors associated with EC in Peruvian in...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Loyola S,Gutierrez LR,Horna G,Petersen K,Agapito J,Osada J,Rios P,Lescano AG,Tamariz J

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of handwashing agent, handwashing frequency, and clinical area on hand flora.

    abstract::Six hundred twenty-two isolates from 554 samples taken from hands of 103 hospital personnel and 50 controls were obtained over a mean period of 35 days. Eighty-five were obtained immediately before and after handwashing (HW), the remainder after HW only. The relationship of HW agent used, clinical area and job, and fr...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Larson E

    更新日期:1984-04-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation of Burkholderia cenocepacia J 2315 from non-cystic fibrosis pediatric patients in India.

    abstract::We report for the first time 2 cases of multidrug-resistant Burkholderia cenocepacia J2315 isolated from blood samples of patients without cystic fibrosis from a pediatric unit in a hospital in India. The first patient presented with community-acquired bacteremia, and the second patient was immunocompromised and devel...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Satpute MG,Telang NV,Dhakephalkar PK,Niphadkar KB,Joshi SG

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Contact precautions in the intensive care unit setting: 12 years of surveillance.

    abstract::The utilization of isolation precautions has increased in tertiary care hospitals due to the increase in colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms over time. We assessed the frequency of multidrug-resistant microorganisms responsible for implementation of contact precautions in the ICU of a tertiary care hospita...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Toledo Piza FM,Marra AR,Silva M Jr,Sampaio Camargo TZ,de Oliveira Figueiredo RA,Edmond MB

    更新日期:2013-04-01 00:00:00

  • Use of hands-free technique among operating room nurses in the Republic of Korea.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The recently introduced concept of hands-free technique (HFT) currently has no recommendations or formal educational program for use in the Republic of Korea. This study evaluated the level of HFT use and investigated factors related to HFT use among Korean operating room nurses. METHOD:Data were obtained t...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jeong IS,Park S

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing the sustainability of hand hygiene adherence prior to patient contact in the emergency department: A 1-year postintervention evaluation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Health care-associated infection is one of the most important patient safety problems in the world. While many methods exist to prevent health care-associated infection, most experts believe that improving hand hygiene is paramount. We previously published the results of a successful before-and-after hand hy...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: di Martino P,Ban KM,Bartoloni A,Fowler KE,Saint S,Mannelli F

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Acute care nurses' responses and recommendations for improvement of hand hygiene compliance: A cross-sectional factorial survey research study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Hand hygiene is promoted as an effective practice to counter health care-acquired infections; however, compliance is less than optimal. Nurses have many patient contact opportunities and therefore are frequent participants in intervention research. The optimal combination of efficient and effective intervent...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chatfield SL,Nolan R,Crawford H,Hallam JS

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Who let the dogs out? Infection control did: utility of dogs in health care settings and infection control aspects.

    abstract::Research has substantiated that animals improve human health, both psychologically and physiologically. Therefore, healthcare facilities have begun to implement programs, such as the "Furry Friends Foundation," that bring animals into the facility to improve the quality of life of patients. When implementing these pro...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: DiSalvo H,Haiduven D,Johnson N,Reyes VV,Hench CP,Shaw R,Stevens DA

    更新日期:2006-06-01 00:00:00

  • Alcohol abuse: a risk factor for surgical wound infections?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The incidence of postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) is difficult to estimate because of the current trend of early discharge after surgery. Both operation-related and host factors should be taken into consideration in the prevention of SSIs. We wanted to determine the actual incidence of SSIs and ...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Rantala A,Lehtonen OP,Niinikoski J

    更新日期:1997-10-01 00:00:00

  • Handwashing practices in an intensive care unit: the effects of an educational program and its relationship to infection rates.

    abstract::Handwashing is the single most important procedure in the prevention of nosocomial infections and yet it remains the most violated of all infection control procedures. With a sequential intervention study in an intensive care unit we have demonstrated that poor handwashing practices are associated with a high nosocomi...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Conly JM,Hill S,Ross J,Lertzman J,Louie TJ

    更新日期:1989-12-01 00:00:00

  • Public health worker attitudes and beliefs concerning 2009 H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines.

    abstract::In this study examining public health workers' 2009 H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccination uptake, a survey was conducted to assess flu vaccine acceptance, as well as behaviors and beliefs regarding acceptance, among public health workers in southeastern Tennessee. Factors found to be significantly associated with ac...

    journal_title:American journal of infection control

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Walker DW,Sloan SS,Kozlica JD

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00