Blue Ribbon Abstract Award
Can Multidrug-resistant Organisms Become Resistant to UV Light After Serial Exposures? An Experiment
Control of Meropenum-resistant Enterobacterace by Optimizing Infection Prevention and Control Practices
Elimination of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii Through Improvements in Environmental Hygiene
Shaking Up Clostidium Difficile Infections: Implementation of a Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program
Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on the Length of Stay of Patients Admitted to Hospital with Community-acquired Pneumonia
Multifaceted Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets Education, Prescriber Guidelines & Medication Use Evaluation For Clinical & Economic Impacts in a Community Hospital
Using Electronic Prescription Orders to Improve Adherence to National Guidelines on Prophylactic Antibiotics in a Medical Office Setting
Writing a Check Isn’t Enough: The Real Expense of Implementing Electronic Infection Surveillance for a Regional Health System
Decreasing Autoclave Sterilization in 34 Ambulatory Clinics: How One Health System Used a Multi-disciplinary Team Approach to Develop Standardization
Solving the Healthcare Equipment Disinfection Challenge
Safely Implanting Vendor-owned Surgical Implants
Reducing the Frequency of Immediate Use Steam Sterilization: A Strategic and Collaborative Approach
Effect of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Definition Changes on Colon Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Rates
The Burden of Mucosal Barrier Injury Laboratory-confirmed Bloodstream Infection Among Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Validating Healthcare-associated Infection Designation in a Large Healthcare System: Advancing Competency of the Infection Preventionist
Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection among Obese Patients Versus Non-obese Patients Undergoing Colon Surgery
Is Frequency of Accessing Central Venous Catheters Associated with Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection in Children with Cancer?
Back to Basics: Driving Down the CLABSI Rate with Good Line Care
Significant Improvement in CLABSI Rates Following Routine Use of Disinfection Caps on All Access Ports: Better Safety, Better Resource Utilization
A Significant Decline in Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections Using Alcohol-impregnated Port Protectors at a Large Non-profit Acute Care Hospital
To Err Is Human-Using a Systems-centered Approach to Minimize Environment of Care Errors During Construction and Renovation
Breakthrough Reduction in Sepsis Mortality with National Collaborative Utilizing Robust Process Improvement Methodology
Point of Care Communication-A Key Strategy for Patient Safety Improvement
Choosing a Surgical Site Infection Reduction Intervention in the Absence of an Outbreak or Cluster
Validation of a Completely Electronic System for Non-intensive Care Unit (ICU) Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Surveillance
Correlation of Mold Counts by Environmental Air Sampling in the Community with Patient Positivity in the Hospital
Relationship between Hospital Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates and Community Influenza Rates in California
Do Hospital-Associated Infection Rates Really Tell the Full Story?
Implementation and Sustainment of Hospital-wide Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Bundles to Prevent Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
Sustaining Reduction of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) - Outcomes After Two Educational Methods in a Regional University-affiliated Medical Center
Champions of CHAMPS Work to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Intensive Care Units
How Infection Preventionists Can be Integral to Quality Improvements in Sterile Processing
No Cost Reward for Improving and Sustaining High Hand-hygiene Compliance
Impact of an Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technology on Hand Hygiene Compliance
Improving High Hand-hygiene Compliance and Reducing Healthcare-associated Infection in Eight Nursing Units
Utility of Active Surveillance for MRSA with Molecular Typing to Assess Transmission in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Successful Mitigation of a Potential Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (PA) Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Investigation into a Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium Arupense in Respiratory Specimens
We Are Not in Kansas Anymore - Infection Prevention and Collaboration across the Continuum of Care
The Analysis of Risk Factor and Infection Control of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outbreaks in a Neurosurgery Unit
Adventages and Pitfalls of PCR Testing for the Detection of MRSA in an Acute Care Hospital
Clinical and Microbiological Characteristics of Candidemia in a Tertiary Hospital in Japan
Quantifying Antibiotic Collateral Damage: The Antibiotic Intensity Score
Risk of Acquiring Carpapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae from Bed Contact in a Long-term Acute Care Hospital
Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase Producing Escherichia Coli and Klebsiella SPP Bloodstream Infections in Children
Risk Factors for Prolonged Carriage and Reacquisition of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Describing the Varying Definitions for Multidrug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
An Increasing Need for Multidrug Resistant Organism Contact Isolation in an Academic Teaching Facility
From Multidrug Resistance to Antimicrobial Stewardship: Early Evaluation in 85 Hospitals of a Single System
Behind the Red Line: Surface and Supply Disinfection Following a Flood in Sterile Supply
Taking the Lead with Disposable ECG Leads: Preventing Chest Incision Surgical Site Infections
Reusable Hospital Pillows - A Reservoir for Hospital Acquired Pathogens: The Importance of Adequate Decontamination
What is the Role of Improved Hydrogen Peroxide in the Operating Room?
Lessons Learned in the UltraViolet (UV) Light Implementation Process
A Quantitative Assessment of Cleanliness in the Operating Room (OR)
Empowering the Surgical Patient: Randomized, Prospective Analysis of an Innovative Strategy for Improving Patient Compliance to the Preadmission Showering Protocol
Assessing the Level of Bioburden and Rate of Contamination of High Contact Surfaces in Private, Semi-private and Ward Patient Rooms
Intervention to Reduce Immediate Use Sterilization in a Teaching Hospital
Assessment of Innovative Antimicrobial Surface Disinfectant within the Operating Room Environment Using ATP-bioluminescence Assay
Green and Safe Disinfectants, Can These Terms Really Coexist?
Utilization and Impact of a Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection System in a Long Term Acute Care Facility
Pushing Our Buttons: How Many Cycles Does It Take to Remove an Active Disinfecting Compound from a Keypad?
Virucidal Efficacy Comparison Between Ex Vivo and In Vivo Test Methods After Application of Hand Antiseptics Suitable for Virus Inactivation
Ready for Patient Use? Implementing a Visual Cue for High Level Disinfected Endoscopes
Persistence of Organic Residue and Viable Microbes on Gastrointestinal Endoscopes Despite Reprocessing in Accordance with Guidelines
Standardizing High Level Disinfection Practices between Inpatient and Outpatient Areas in a Large Academic Medical Center
Designing Healthcare Facilities to Maximize the Effectiveness of UV Disinfection
Occurrence and Control of Pathogens on Soft Surfaces in the Healthcare Environment
Efficacy of Alcohol-based Hand Rubs After a Single Use and After Repeated Use: Impact of Product Buildup on Efficacy
Effects of Disinfectant Wipes on Sensitive Healthcare Surfaces
Post-discharge Cleaning Evaluation of High-touch Environmental Surfaces: A Stepping Stone in Advancing Cleaning Practices
Effectively Reducing Flash Sterilization in a Rural Community Hospital Surgical Suite
Can Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfect Aerobic Bacteria in the Presence of Organic Material and the Absence of Manual Disinfection?
Clostridium Difficile Identification from Environmental Samples: A Study Comparing Three Different Identification Methodologies
Not All Fluorescent Marker Systems Are Created Equal! Variability in Fluorescent Marker Removal from Environmental Surfaces
Impact of Alcohol Sanitizers on Hospital-acquired Infections: A Systematic Literature Review of Controlled Hospital Clinical Trials
Micrograph Analysis of Disinfectants on Escherichia Coli
Immediate Use Cycles - Setting a Zero Tolerance for Non-critical Use
Utilizing a Central Line and Foley Catheter Daily Indicator to Decrease Central-line Associated Blood Stream and Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients at an Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center: A Quality Assessment
Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Compliance to Redosing at a Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Trivalent Influenza Vaccine for the Prevention of Hospitalizations Due to Influenza Pneumonia
Utilizing Risk Events to Justify Infection Control Practitioner Position Creation in a Multi-Center Healthcare System
Survey of Skin Antiseptic Solution for the Vascular Access of Hemodialysis Patients in Japan: Type and Reason for Selection
Assessment of Central Venous Catheter Care & Maintenance in the Home Care Setting
An Observational Audit for Hand Hygiene: Compliance at Intensive Care Units at a Private Hospital in São Paulo
Assessment of the Surgical Site Infection Rate Detected Through Post-discharge Vigilance at a Medium-sized Hospital in Såo Paulo
The Hematology/Oncology (Hem/Onc) Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates Are Impacted by the 2013 National Health Safety Network (NHSN) Definitions
Improving the Practice of Tattooing in Radiation Oncology
Issues Associated with Infection Control and Prevention in Nursing Homes in Japan
Usefulness of PDCA Tool as a Means of Implementing a Plan for Reduction of Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection Rates in ICU
A Designated Dressing Change Team Significantly Reduces Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections in a Long-term Acute Care Facility Within Three Months
Testing for Clostridium Difficile: A Perspective Approach
World Health Organization 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene in the Behavioral Health Setting - Can it Be Accomplished?
NHSN Definitions: Worksheets That Work
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Dialysis-associated Infection Surveillance
Validation of an Electronic Algorithm to Identify Candidates for Colon Surgical Site Infection Review
Surveillance of Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgical Procedures
Urinalysis: The Microscopic Detection of Bacteria Does Not Predict Significant Bacteriuria
Real-time Clinical Surveillance Solution Improves NHSN Reporting Efficiency with Automated Denominator Data
Endophthalmitis and Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome After Cataract Surgery: Identification and Selection of Markers for Surveillance
A Proposed Protocol for Verifying Environmental Decontamination of Spore-forming Bacteria from Surfaces
The Impact of the National Healthcare Safety Network Mucosal Barrier Injury Laboratory-confirmed Bloodstream Infection Definition on a Hematology Oncology Unit
Inter-rater Reliability of Infection Preventionists’ Colon Surgical Site Infection Determination Utilizing a User Assisted Electronic Surveillance System
Congruence of IDSA/SHEA Clostridium Difficile Infection with NSHN LabID Facility Wide Inpatient CDI Module
Feedback Loop: Hand Hygiene Database Leads to Sucess Staff Empowerment in a Hand Hygiene Program
Development and Testing of Health Information Exchange Methods for Alerting Infection Preventionists About Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms: Making Unstructured Microbiology Culture Data Usable
SCIP 10; Are We Measuring the Right Measure?
Time-management Changes After Implementation of Data Mining Software
Grass Roots Education to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination Rates
What Lies Beneath: Using Statistics to Evaluate Preventive Interventions in Clostridium difficile Infections
Standardizing Documentation of Stool Frequency in the Electronic Medical Record to Improve C. Difficile PCR Order Appropriateness
Infection Prevention Denominator Data Collection Opportunities in a University Medical Center
Reduction of False Positive Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections Using a Blood Culture Collection Algorithm
Unit-specific Benchmarks of Hand Hygiene Opportunities Estimate Adherence Rates
Knowledge of Norovirus Prevention and Control Among Infection Preventionists
How and When Nurses Collect Urine Cultures on Catheterized Patients: A Survey of 5 Hospitals
Using the Simulation Center to Perform Yearly Competencies of Environmental Service Workers: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Training
Hand Hygiene Initiative to Increase Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems (HCAHPS) Score
Leveraging Shared Leadership in the Sterile Processing Department to Engage Staff in Process Improvement
Using Workflow Assessments to Improve Hand Hygiene in Pediatric Long-term Care Facilities
Out of the Gate: A Unit's Successful Hand-hygiene Initiative Comparing Baseline Measurements
Development of a Culture of Safety Educational Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Creating an Instrument Processing Educational Program for Ambulatory Setting with Capacity to Measure and Monitor Competencies
Effective Communication of Infection Control Data: How Do We Give Them What They Want?
Infection Prevention and Construction Education
Setting a High Bar: Increasing Hygiene Compliance Rate Using an Automated Hand-hygiene Monitoring Technology
Selection, Maintenance, and Remove Today (SMART): Focus on Device Utilization and Healthcare-associated Infections
Engaging Patient's Family and Visitors in Patient Safety by Providing Education About Additional Precautions(Isolation) and Routine Practices (Standard Precautions)
The 'Infection Prevention and Us' Expo
Epidemiology of Foley Utilization and Impact of Changed NHSN CAUTI Definition on Surveillance Practice and CAUTI Rates
Measuring the Impact of a Caregiver Education and Awareness Campaign on Hand-hygiene in an Adult Critical Care Unit
Is Accounting for Acute Care Beds Enough? A Proposal for Measuring Infection Prevention Personnel Resources
E-learning: A Novel Approach to Train and Validate Hand Hygiene Compliance Observers in Low-middle Income Countries
Evaluation of a Continuous Passive Disinfection Cap on Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections, Contamination and Colonization
Evaluation of Device Dependent Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Treatment Time in a Community Hospital Setting
Can a Stool Management System Prevent Environmental Spread of Clostridium Difficile: A Comparative Trial
Safe Zone: Taking the Red Box to the Next Step
The Effect of Universal Intranasal Povidone Iodine Antisepsis on Total Joint Replacement Surgical Site Infections
Clostridium Difficile on the Rise in Our Community
Characterizing Intensive Care Patients in Long-term Acute Care Hospitals: A Statewide Project
Comparing Air Delivery Methods in an Operating Theatre
What Dorothy Didn't Tell You: Being an IP Through a Tornado
The Inherent Safety Value of Using a Dedicated Infection Control Practitioner for Infection Control Risk Assessments
Bedpan Management: Worldwide Results of Local Observations and Interviews (2010-2013)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Minimize Exposures to Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularis) in a Large Ambulatory Cancer Center
Impact of a Hygiene Intervention on Virus Transmission in a Long-term Care Facility
What Clean Means: A Collaborative Effort to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections in United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Facilities
Impact of Infection Control Measures During Construction and Renovation on the Incidence of Invasive Aspergillosis: A Quasi-experimental Study
Ambulatory Infection Prevention Risk Assessment: Not All Ambulatory Sites Are Created Equal
Hospital Construction Projects Are More Than Just Infection Control Risk Assessments
Clean or not Clean Is the Question: Improving Patients' Perceptions of Environmental Cleanliness During Hospitalization
Equipping a Particle Counter with a Dialer for Real-time Notification When Exceeding Airborne Particle Count Threshold
What's in Your Kitchen? Infection Prevention and Food Safety
Impact of a Practical Training Program for Hospital Cleaning Staff on Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infection.
Improved Employee Influenza Vaccination Rates After Standardization of Two Healthcare Systems' Influenza Policies
Using LEAN Methodology to Fix a Broken Process: Meningitis Post-exposure Prophylaxis
The Evolution of HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): One Large Academic Medical Center's Experience
Developement of Electronic DecisionTree in ED Triage After Measles Outbreak in Community Hospital
A Detailed Instructional Process for Donning and Doffing Level C Personal Protective Equipment in a Healthcare Setting
Reduction and Prevention of Needlestick Injuries in Healthcare Personnel: Technology Augments but Does Not Replace Good Practice
Infection Control for Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis at a Tertiary Care Cancer Center
EXPO-S.T.O.P.: A National Survey and Estimate of Sharps Injuries and Mucocutaneous Blood Exposures Among HCW in U.S.
Healthcare Personnel Post Exposure Management Hotline: Thirteen Years in Review
Prevention of Needlestick and Sharp Injuries Among Hospitals in Thailand: A National Survey
Participation in a Hepatitis C and HIV Screening Program Among Emergency Responders in a Suburban Fire Department
Sharps Usage Patterns and Hazards Among Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel at a Suburban Fire Department
Barriers to the Use of Face Protection for Standard Precautions by Health Care Workers
Hydrogen Peroxide Exposure from Spraying Patient Privacy Curtains
Patient Perspectives and Opinions on Influenza Vaccine Requirements
Our Journey to ZERO Central Line Blood Stream Infections in the NICU
The Prevalence of Long-Term Vascular Catheter Use in an Acute Tertiary-Care Academic Hospital and its Potential Blood Stream Infection Rate
A Return to the Basics, An Investigation of an Increase in Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rate in ICU
Adherence to Clostridium Difficile Colitis Treatment Guidelines in a Teaching Hospital
Sustainability of an Environmental Cleaning Program in Small and Critical Access Hospitals
An Automated Electronic Isolation Flagging System: Promoting Patient Safety and Enhancing Efficiency for the Infection Preventionist
Reaching Our Goal of Zero Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
A 7 S Bundle Approach To Preventing Surgical Site Infections
Success and Expansion of Hand Hygiene Technology Through Executive Involvement, Goal Setting, Competition and Caregiver Recognition
System-wide Efforts to Reduce Biohazardous Trash in the Healthcare Setting
Technology Enhanced Hand Hygiene and Increased Patient Satisfaction
Near Real-Time Electronic Feedback to Improve Hand Hygiene Adherence
Persistence Pays Off: Being a Catalyst for Change in Surgical Practice
Infection Prevention and Environmental Services - Working Together to Reduce C. difficile
Commit to Excellent Patient Care Through Improved Hand Hygiene Performance
Recording Details of Missed Hand Hygiene Opportunities During Direct Observation Led to Effective Educational Program and Improvement of Compliance
Novel Desktop Computer Based Application for Monitoring Compliance with Hand Hygiene and Isolation Guidelines
Implementation of Standardized Color Coded Isolation Signs at a Teaching Hospital and Their Effect on Compliance with Isolation Precautions
You're in My Room! A Tool for Auditing Point of Care Hand Hygiene Opportunities
Clostridium Difficile and Contact Isolation: Safely Saving the Patient from the Isolation Experience During Testing
Reducing Transmission of Antibiotic-resistant Organisms (AROs) Through Daily Antiseptic Patient Bathing
Implementation of a Bundle for Prevention of Neurosurgery (NS) Spinal Surgical Site Infections (SSI's)
Using Standardized Evidence Based Instrument Care Practices as Part of a Comprehensive Program to Achieve Zero Surgical Site Infections
Quality Improvements for the Prevention of Cesarean Section Infections
Evaluation of the National Healthcare Safety Network Definition of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: A Comparison of Two Definitions
System-wide Collaboration for Infection Prevention- There's Power in Numbers
Leveraging Technology Through Rapid Cycle Feedback to Drive Performance Improvement in a Targeted High-risk Patient Population.
Clostridium Difficile Infection Prevention Initiative: A Community Hospital's Multidisciplinary Approach Using Targeted Evidence-Based Interventions
Decreasing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in the Intensive Care Nursery
Use of Coaching Model for Sustained Improvement in Hand Hygiene Compliance
Infection Prevention Technology (IPT) Statewide Assessment: What Works?
Our 'Bundle' of Joy: Reducing Post Caesarean Infections Using Published Guidelines to Develop and Deploy a Comprehensive Prevention Strategy
Improving Hand Hygiene By Direct Intervention
Improving Hand-hygiene Compliance and Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections with Automated Hand-hygiene Compliance Monitoring
A Sustained Reduction in Infections Associated with Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices Using a Bundled Approach
A Retrospective Study on Urinary Tract Infections in a In-patient Rehabilitation Hospital Setting
Implementing a Simple Process for Pre-op Bathing in the Cardiovascular Surgery Population
A Team Based Approach to Reducing Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections
A Hands-on Approach to Hand Hygiene
An Orthopaedic Pre-operative Skin Decolonization Protocol Process Improvement Project at an Academic Medical Center
Preventing Patient Harm by Reducing Unnecessary Urinary Catheter Use: Successful Implementation at 6 Emergency Departments
Evaluation of Process Improvements Achieved with “Partnership for Patients” to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections in 71 Hospitals
A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Hospital Wide Reduction in Hospital Onset C. Difficile Infection
Utilizing Chlorhexadine Gluconate Bathing to Decrease Symptoms of Infection and Antibiotic Use in Residents on a Post-acute Ventilator/Special Needs Unit
Designing an Infection Control Program to Assure Proper Handling, Disinfection and Sterization of Dirty Instruments in a Military Treatment Facility
Impact of Automated Hand-hygiene Monitoring in a Solid Organ Transplant Unit: Improving Hand-hygiene Compliance and Infection Rates
Investigation and Management of a Mycobacterium Fortuitum Pacemaker Surgical Site Infection Outbreak in the Electrophysiology Lab
Visible Hand Hygiene Monitors are Critical to Improving and Sustaining Hand Hygiene Compliance
A Novel ‘Cost-neutral' Approach for a System-wide Hand Hygiene Program: A Template for Design and Implementation
Implantable Cardiac Device Infections: Back to Basics
Changing Port/Hub Disinfection Product Decreases Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Automated Linkage of Laboratory and Infection Prevention Practices to Ensure Proper Placement and Removal of Multi-drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Contact Precautions
What a Difference a Day Makes: Removing Post-operative Dressing on Day 2
Deployment of an Automated Hand-hygiene Compliance Monitoring System in an Additional Nursing Unit Yields Faster Success
Blood Culture Contamination Rates Decrease Using New Product and Practice Changes
Hospital Food Safety and Regulatory Surveillance: Ensuring a Successful Survey
Implementing a Performance Improvement Project in a Multi-level Teaching Facility on Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
A Three Year Review of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at a University Affiliated Tertiary Care Hospital
Impact of Leaders-directed Strategy to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections
Taurolidine-citrate Lock Solution for the Prevention of Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infection
Hospital Wide Results of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection with Multiple Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Programs
Turning Your Infection Prevention Success into Publishable Research
Reducing Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in a Medical Oncology Population Utilizing an Electronic Surveillance Program
Hand Hygiene Compliance: “Going Back to Basics”
Building a Partnership to Reduce C. Difficile
Recognition and Competition Increase Hand Hygiene Adherence Rates!
Improving Patient Safety by Increasing Hand-hygiene Compliance and Decreasing Healthcare-associated Infections
Best Practice Journey to Zero Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)
A Performance Improvement Project: Reducing Emergency Department Blood Culture Contamination Rate Using Six Sigma Methodology
Successful Development of a Valid Direct Observation System to Measure Healthcare Professional Hand Hygiene Utilizing Multiple Trained Volunteers
Partnership and Collaboration: Essential Elements in Clostridium Difficile Infection Reduction Efforts
Increased Hand Hygiene Performance Decreases Nosocomial Infection Markers and Cost After the Implementation of an Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System
Overcoming Barriers When Implementing a New Contact Precautions Policy
Preventing Urinary Catheter Associated Infection in ICU Settings
Successful Reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Units via 'Aim for Zero' Task Force
Implementation of an Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System in Pediatric Long-term Care Facilities
High Level Disinfection of Endoscopes and Devices: Roadmap to Practices of Centralization
Decreasing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in a Hospital Sub Acute Chronic Ventilator Unit Through Multi-Disciplinary Daily Rounds
A State Public Health Intervention: Using Data to Support Infection Prevention Strategies and Resources
A Lean Six Sigma Approach to Improving the Discharge Room Cleaning Process
The Control Plan for Total Joint Arthroplasty Surgical Site Infections: “Protect the Walkers”
Delayed Identification of Measles in a Pediatric Hospital
The Impact of Temperature and Absolute Humidity on the Incidence of Influenza in Hospitalized Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
West Michigan Point Prevalence Study for Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriacea Colonization, 2013
Evaluation of a New Point-of-use Faucet Filter for Preventing Legionella and Total Bacterial Exposure
Case Report: Clostridium perfringens Infection in a Corneal Transplant Recipient
Influenza A Outbreak Investigation Using Caregiver Workflow Data from an Automated Hand-hygiene Technology
A Health System's Approach to Navigating a Mumps Outbreak
Control of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Outbreak in an Academic Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Case Control Study
Big Things Come in Small Packages: MRSA in the NICU
Clostridium Difficle: Management of an Outbreak………….The Fight Continues
Innovative Use of Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to Control a Clostridium Difficile Cluster on a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit
Use of an Electronic Surveillance System to Reduce Incidence of Klebsiella Pneumoniae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Case Control Study of Patients Evaluated in the Emergency Department Symptomatic with Clostridium difficile Infection
Detecting Galactomannan in an Aspergillus Outbreak Investigation within a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit: A Puzzle with a Missing Piece
Non-polio Enteroviruses in Patients with Aseptic Meningitis: Embaba Fever Hospital Admissions 2010-2011
The Control of a Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Outbreak at Augusta Victoria Hospital, East Jerusalem Palestine; Applying CDC Recommendations While Addressing Local Challenges
Investigating a Clostridium Difficile Outbreak with Automated Hand Hygiene Technology
Investigation of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus and Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase Infections in End Stage Liver Disease After Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Klebsiella Pneumoniae Experience in an Urban Panamanian Hospital: Environmental Decontamination and a Role in Reduction of Hospital-acquired Infection Rates
Surveillance System for Surgical Site Infections Including Post discharge Surveillance, in Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Colon Surgical Site Infection Case Control Risk Factor Analysis
Challenges of Managing a Non-invasive GAS Outbreak on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Utilizing a Hospital Point of Dispensing (HPOD) Architecture for Control of a Scabies Outbreak at an Acute Care Hospital
Role of Pet Dogs in Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization
The Effect of Infection Control Policy on Acute Respiratory Infections in Pediatric Long Term Care
Role of Public Health Following Infection Prevention Breaches in Colonoscope Reprocessing at a Rural Hospital
Outbreak of Group A Streptococcus at a Pediatric Long Term Care Facility
Optimizing Placement and Care Resources for Hospital-onset Clostridium Difficile Infection Using a Risk Stratification Tool
Epidemiological Investigation for Nosocominal Spread of Multi-drug Resistant Corynebacterium Striatum
Obesity as a Determinant of Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization Among Maximum Security Prisoners in New York State
CRE: The Role of Infection Preventionists in Identifying Epidemiological Links in Outbreak Situations
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Control a Cluster of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Spreading Knowledge and Preventing Infections in Developing Economies: A Pilot Program to Reduce Healthcare Acquired Infections in Peru
Partnerships for Infection Control in Kawasaki City, Japan
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen-positivity in a Rural Community in Niger State, Nigeria: A Retrospective Cross-sectional Study
Risk Factors for Readmission Following Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Control Study
The Effectiveness of Computer Based Educational Program Regarding Bioterrorism for Infection Control Practitioners in Japan
Impact of Patient Safety and Legislative Standards on Healthcare Worker Vaccination Rates: A Single Center Experience
Infection Prevention Needs Assessment in Colorado Hospitals: Rural and Urban Settings
State Public Health and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals: Collaboration from Prevention Assessment to Infection Prevention Action Plans
Infection Prevention Outreach for Outpatient Healthcare Settings: A Local Chapter's Experience with Public Health Collaboration
The Prevalence of Long-Term Vascular Catheter Use in an Acute Tertiary-Care Academic Hospital and its Potential Blood Stream Infection Rate
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