Martin S. Favero, PhD
Notes from the Decennial
Environmental culturing for Legionella
Effective environmental sampling strategies for monitoring Legionella spp contamination in hot water systems
Significant impact of terminal room cleaning with bleach on reducing nosocomial Clostridium difficile
Inactivation of influenza A virus H1N1 by disinfection process
Active surveillance testing and decontamination strategies in intensive care units to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
Exposure of emergency medical responders to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Prevalence of preventive behaviors and associated factors during early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic
Reusable elastomeric air-purifying respirators
Who is really caring for your environment of care? Developing standardized cleaning procedures and effective monitoring techniques
Effect of surfactants, temperature, and sonication on the virucidal activity of polyhexamethylene biguanide against the bacteriophage MS2
Rural Indonesian health care workers' constructs of infection prevention and control knowledge
Bacterial flora on cell phones of health care providers in a teaching institution
Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a tertiary hospital
Notifiable infectious disease reporting awareness among physicians and registered nurses in primary care and emergency department settings
Infection control nurse specialist education in Korea
Healthcare-associated Infections Studies Project
Potential bacterial cross-contamination using pillboxes in the hospital
ABSTRACT AWARDS
Abstracts and Posters Were Submitted in Two Different Formats
A Process for Discontinuation of Contact Precautions
An Overall Decrease in HAI MRSA Rates after Institution of an MRSA Screening Program in Critical Care
Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns for Community Acquired Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in a Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northwest Louisiana, 2005-2007
Comparison of Antimicrobial and Standard Privacy Curtains: Efficacy and Cost Analysis
The Influence of Feedback on the Prescribing of Antibiotics by Family Physicians for Respiratory Tract Infections
Comparison of Inactivation Profiles of Surrogate Strains of Human Norovirus and Clostridium difficile Against Gaseous Ozone
Development of Fluorinated TiO2 Film and Evaluation of Its Potential Application to Control Human Norovirus on Environmental Surfaces
Elimination of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI) by Illumination? Surface Disinfection by Ultraviolet Light Treatment
Elimination of Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infections With a Common Susceptibility Pattern
Evaluation of a Programmatic Approach to Improving Patient Room Cleaning Outcomes
Persistence Factors in Handwashes
Assessing Hospital Emergency Preparedness on Infectious Diseases in Japan
Comparison of Filtration Efficiency of a N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator and Surgical Mask Against Viral Aerosols
Incident Management System Utilized for Pandemic Flu Response
Infection Prevention in a Large Community-wide Drive-thru Point of Dispensing (POD) for H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Immunization
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Outbreak Response: An Exercise in Health System Preparedness
The Flu and You: Information to Keep you Forewarned and Forearmed
A Collaborative Approach to Decreasing Knee Prosthesis (KPRO) SSI in a Total Joint Replacement Program
A Comparison of Performance of Two Computer Algorithms to Identify Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) Using Electronic Data
A Novel Five-tier Approach to Reduce Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections in an Academic Medical Center
A Successful Campaign: The Value of Teamwork in Implementing the Central Line Bundle on Six Medical Surgical Units and Interventional Radiology
An Evidence-based Approach to Determining Hospital Suction Canister Change Protocols
Central Venous Catheter Microbial Colonization in Relation to Insertion and Care Practices in Some Egyptian Intensive Care Units
Did You Bathe Your Patient Today? Common Sense Practice to Reducing Hospital-acquired Infections
Eradicating Post-circumcision Staphylococcal Infection in the Well Baby Nursery
Incidence of and Risk Factors for Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Intensive Care in Vietnam
Infection Prevention Initiative—Reduction of Surgical Site Infections With Antimicrobial Impregnated Gauze Dressings
Maintained Low Rate of Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs) After the Discontinuation of a Luer-access Device (LAD) at an Academic Medical Center
Maintaining a Zero Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infection Rate for 17 Months Across a Large and Diverse Adult Patient Population: What Gets the Credit?
Prevention of Post-op Pneumonia Utilizing Pre-operative Oral Care
Range of Policies for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections in Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
Reducing Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Using Team Approach
Reduction in Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections
Reduction in Central Line-related Bloodstream Infection (CLBSI) as a Result of Multiple Process Improvement Changes
Reduction of Indwelling Urinary Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) through System-wide Interventions
Reduction of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Incidence in a 32-bed Combined Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit After Adding Chlorhexidine Oral Care and Skin Cleansing to the Ventilator Bundle
Targeting Zero: A Systematic Approach to Elimination of Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections in a Pediatric Healthcare System
Use of an Observational, Nationwide Inpatient Discharge Database to Document the Economic Benefits Associated With Innovative Antimicrobial Technology to Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
What Impact Does Chlorhexidine Gluconate Transparent IV Securement Dressing Have on Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates?
Emergence of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Patients at a Tertiary Renal Medical Center
Impact of a Measles Exposure in an Emergency Department
Impact of H1N1 on NJ Infection Preventionist Activities, or Swine, Surveys and Survival of the New Jersey Infection Preventionist 2009
The Canadian Containment Approach to Clostridium difficile
A Pilot Project to Determine Bacterial Contamination on Hospital Beds and Environmental Surfaces
Assessment of Two Hydrogen Peroxide Technologies for Hospital Room Decontamination Following Patient Discharge
Operating Room Environmental Surveillance: Do You See What I See?
Patient Ready Rooms: A Surveillance Method for Improving Cleaning Quality
Brucella melitensis Exposure of Healthcare Workers (HCWS) in the Clinical Laboratory of a Large Acute Care Hospital
Exploring Influenza Vaccination as a Condition of Employment: One Hospital's Journey
Indeterminate and Positivity Rates of a Commercially Available Enzyme-linked Immunospot (ELISPOT) Blood Test in At-risk Groups for Tuberculosis Infection
Pulmonary Tuberculosis Exposure Investigation: When the Source Is a Health Care Worker Working at Two Affiliated Hospitals
Strategies to Improve Seasonal Influenza Vaccination among HCWs
The Successful Implementation of Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Workers at an Academic Medical Center
Two-step Tuberculosis Contact Investigation using QuantiFERON-TB Gold
Bacteremia Associated With Hemodialysis Catheters in the Outpatient Chronic Hemodialysis Unit
100% Universal Admission Screening for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Plus Eradication Therapy With Mupirocin Plus Chlorhexidine Decreased Healthcare-associated Infections due to MRSA in a Tertiary Care Hospital
A Comprehensive, Ongoing Program to Eliminate Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in Two Intensive Care Units
A Descriptive Evaluation of Infection Control at HIV Centers Within Drug-resistant TB Hospitals in South Africa
A Multi-faceted Approach Results in Sustained Improvement in Hand Hygiene Practices at a Community Hospital
A Novel Approach to the Challenges of MDRO Management in a Long-term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospital Setting
Automated collection of hand hygiene data shows statistical relationship which can alert health care facility when rates fall below acceptable level
Characteristics of Hospitals Participating in Patient Safety Collaboratives and Implementation of Infection Prevention and Control Practices
Clinical Decision Support Technology Streamlines Documentation of Infection Control Interventions for Timely Removal of Foley and Central Venous Catheters
Does Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria acellular pertussis ) Vaccine Compliance Increase with “Mandatory” Healthcare Worker (HCW) Influenza Immunization (FluImm) Program?
Education for Population-based Infection Control & Environmental Safety (PICES): How Are We Preparing the Next Generation of IPs?
Evaluation of a New Flexible Mounting Dispenser to Improve Point of Care Product Access in an Acute Care Hospital and the Resulting Effect on Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates
Facilitators and Barriers in Implementing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Policy of Nonpayment for Preventable Complications
Hospital Adoption of Automated Surveillance Technology and the Implementation of Infection Prevention and Control Programs
Host Genetic Polymorphisms in Couples Discordant for Human Immunodeficiency VirusType 1 Infection in Accra, Ghana
Impact of Enhanced Isolation Precautions for Influenza Beyond Nationally Established Recommendations
Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Leveraging Executive Support; Assuring Management Accountability for Infection Prevention Outcomes
Mandatory LTC Infection Surveillance Reporting to a State Agency: Lessons Learned
Medicare's Policy of Nonpayment for Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections
MRSA Prevention Partnership
Multi-disciplinary Approach to Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Appears Effective
Optimizing Infection Prevention (IP) Process and Management of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza in a Pediatric Oncology Unit in Guatemala City
Patient Education: Making a Better Health Care Consumer
Post Exposure Prophylaxis in a Pandemic: A Prescription for National Disease Specific Definitions
Project: Clean Sweep Reducing Healthcare-associated Infections, Employee Absenteeism, Healthcare Cost and Hospital Readmissions in a Long Term Care Facility
Reducing the Threat of Clostridium diffcile by implementing a Clostridium difficile Bundle
Reduction in Hospital-acquired MRSA and VRE Infections Through Active Surveillance Cultures
Reduction of Low Transverse Cesarean Section-associated Surgical Site Infections
Reduction of Surgical Site Infections Following Pancreatectomy Procedure
Rural Healthcare—Proactive Role of Campaigning for Influenza Prevention
Situation Analysis of Nosocomial TB Transmission Prevention among Hospitals in Thailand
The Connector or Not the Connector: Reduction of Blood Culture Contamination
The Importance of Piloting Changes: Our Surprise That More is Less—Staff Rejection of Additional Visual Clues for Use of Contact Precautions
The Use of Coaches to Enhance the Infection Prevention Program at a Large Teaching Hospital
Use of a Room Placement Algorithm for Safe Placement of Patients With MRSA and/or VRE Colonization in a Long-term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospital Setting
Witness to the 21st Century Infection Preventionist (IP) Pioneer Spirit: Establishing a Sister Chapter Partnership in Kenya
A Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) Approach Significantly Decreased SSI in Cardiac Surgery
A Guideline for Prioritization of Investigation of Possible Healthcare-related Disease Transmission—New York State
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Vancomyocin-resistant Enterococcus Outbreak Management
An Outbreak of Community Acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in a Pediatric Hospital Burn Unit
Bed Bug Infestation on a Maternity Unit in a Tertiary Care Center
Control of Recurrent Outbreaks of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Attributed to Removal of Alcohol Sources from the ICU Environment in a United Arab Emirates Hospital
First Outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Among Japanese Healthcare Workers and Hospitalized Patients
Going Batty: Investigation of Bat Infestation in a Tertiary Hospital
Hepatitis B Virus Exposure in an Inpatient Hemodialysis Unit Due to Delayed Recognition of Reactivation in a Kidney Transplant Patient
Identification and Control of an Outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in Hematology/Oncology Patients at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection in Adult Long Term Care—New York, 2009
Investigation of a Parainfluenza Outbreak in a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit
Investigation of an Outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Efficacy of Infection Control Measures
Legionella - Every Infection Preventionist's Dream—Or Is It?
Nosocomial Listeriosis Associated With Tuna Fish Salad
Preventing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission—A Private Room Helps but Is Not the Solution
Successful Eradication of a Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—When Order Counts in Hand Hygiene
The Impact of Infection Control Interventions to Prevent Norwalk Virus Outbreaks on Inpatient Psychiatric Units
Change in Clostridium difficile Testing Methodology: Impact on Hospital Costs and Infection Control Activity
Clostridium difficile testing by Polymerase Chain Reaction: Change to Benefit All
Coaching the Change: 2% Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
Financial Implications of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening in Hospitals
Hospital Costs Associated With Surgical Site Infections in General and Vascular Surgery Patients
Process Improvement Project Utilizing Antimicrobial Dressings With the Goal of Reducing the Surgical Site Infection Rate
The Improper Placement of the Chlorhexidine Gluconate Sponge Dressing for Use on Central Venous Devices
Use of an Antimicrobial Luer Activated Device on Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters (PICCs) to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection Rates
Use of an Organoleptic Panel to Evaluate Environmental Sporicide Aesthetics
Assessment of a Mandatory Reporting System on Compliance With Evidence-based Practices for Prevention of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections
Mandatory Reporting of Hip Replacement Procedures: Validating Accuracy, New York State 2008
New York State Hospital-acquired Infection Reporting System: Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Central Line Infection Rates, New York State Rate
A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Improving Environmental Hygiene In a Pediatric System
A Multi-faceted Hand Hygiene Performance Improvement Initiatitve Improved Hand Hygiene Compliance and Potentially Decreased Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile
Adaptation of World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Method for a Large United States Healthcare System
Can Automated Surveillance Software Assist With Cohorting Patients with Multidrug-resistant Organisms?
Comprehensive Auality Improvement Program in Magnet Facility ICU Significantly Reduces Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) Incidence
Developing a Process to Reduce Risk of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections and Complications in the Non-intensive Care Units
Does an Automated Infection Surveillance System Benefit a Hospital With Limited Information System Resources?
Effects of Applying Excessive Suction Pressure to a Ventilated Porcine Lung Model
Hand Hygiene Measurement: Analysis of the Methodology
Improving the Process of Supplying Central Supply Instruments to the OR by Applying Lean
Patient and Environmental Service Employee Satisfaction and Tolerance of Using Germicidal Bleach Wipes for Patient Room Cleaning to Reduce Transmission of Clostridium Difficile Infection
Reducing Surgical Post-operative Infections Through a Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Squeaky Clean Hands Result from Child/Family Directed Care
Surgical Site Infection Prevention Initiative: Patient Attitude and Compliance
Use of Trained Student Volunteers to Assess Adherence to Hand Hygiene Guidelines by Healthcare Workers
Using a Multidisciplinary Team to Prevent HAIs in the NICU
Using Lean/Six Sigma Quality Improvement Methodologies to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in a Pediatric Hospital
Utilizing LEAN Concepts and Kaizen Methods to Standardize Processes and Decrease Surgical Site Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery
Special Populations (Infections in the Immunocompromised Host, Pediatrics)
Amazon Parrot With Mycobacteria tuberculosis Complex
Armed and Ready for Change: Validation of Using Alcoholic Chlorhexidine Gluconate for Blood Donor Services
Emergency Preparedness in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Lessons Learned: From H1N1
Evolution of an Infection Prevention Program in a Network of Ambulatory Care Settings
Steps to Development of a Sustainable Resident Immunization Program in Long-term Care
Improving Accuracy of Electronic Outpatient Influenza Surveillance With Staff Training Following a Vaccine Miscoding Event
Increasing Cleaning Practice and Morale in Multi-role Personal Support Workers
Meeting National Patient Safety Goals 7 and 13: A Model for Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention Education
Search and Destroy
Which PPE is right for you?
A Conceptual Model for Developing an Evidence-based Program to Indentify and Manage the Patient at Risk for Clostridium difficile Infection
A Prospective Study of the Outcome of Incident Nasal Colonization With MRSA
Description of a Hospital Based Aggregate Reporting System Developed During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: Importance of Partnering Among Public Health Nurses and Infection Preventionists
Development of Electronic Capture of Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Characteristics and Use
H1N1 Influenza Coding Errors Resulting in Widespread Influenza-like-Illness Alerts in Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities
Hail to Electronics! Electronic Surveillance Systems (ESS) and 34% UTI Reduction
Methods of Measuring compliance With Transmission-based isolation Precautions: Comparison of Paper-based and Electronic Data Collection
Streamlining Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Surveillance Methods
Surveillance Cultures for Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli from Patients Admitted from Long-Term Care Facilities
Survey to Determine Compliance With Center for Disease Control (CDC) Recommendations for Vacccination among Pregnant Women
Use of Active Surveillance Cultures to Determine Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization and the Effect on MRSA Clinical Culture Rates in an Intensive Care Unit.
Use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to Optimize Communication of Isolation Practices
Using Electronic Surveillance to Facilitate Implementation of a Process Improvement Program for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Prevention
Microbial Contamination and the Sterilization/Disinfection of Surgical Guides Used in the Placement of Endosteal Implants
Efficacy of Hand Hygiene Products Against Pandemic H1N1 Influenza
Comparison of Fluorescent Marker Systems to Two Quantitative Methods of Assessing Discharge Cleaning Practices
Cupriavidus pauculus Bloodstream Infection in ECMO Patients Related to Inadequate Disinfection
Preventing Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection in U.S. Hospitals: 2005 to 2009
Pediatric Surgical Site Infection Risk Factors for Craniotomy Procedures
New Interventions in Addition to the Central Line Bundle which are Associated With a Sustained Reduction of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections
Significant Reduction in the Rate of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Post C-section (CS)
Rapid Identification and Mitigation of an Outbreak of Extensively Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR-Ab)
Pseudo-outbreak of Ochrobactrum anthropi in Post-operative Tissue: Cultures
Outbreak of Hepatitis C in an Outpatient Alternative Medicine Clinic
An Outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Infections Associated With Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Procedures at a Hospital
Comparison of Respiratory Specimens for the Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Impact of the Ventilator Bundle on Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) Rates in Intensive Care Units (ICU)
Improved Detection of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Using a Modified Nasal Wash Technique
HHS/CDC Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections: How Are We Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses?
The Effect of Increased Body Mass Index on the Risk of Surgical Site Infection
Post-operative Pneumonia in the US
Detection of H1N1 on Hands and Household Surfaces of Infected Individuals
To Gown or Not to Gown? What is the Answer to this Question?