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ABSTRACT AWARDS
Associations between Hospital Infection Prevention/control Program Infrastructure and Evidence-based Device Associated Infection Prevention Practices
Frontline Nursing’s Level of Comprehension of Infection Data Graphs
Role of Education in Improving Competencies of Nurses to Infection Control, Delivering Healthcare and Decreasing Occupational Hazards in Bangladesh
Agreement of Infection Preventionists’ (IP) Surveillance Assessments
Implementation of a Pilot Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Pediatric Long Term Care
Chlorhexidine Gluconate-Impregnated Washcloths Reduce MRSA Incidence in an Endemic Chronic Care Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Analysis of Eleven Long-Term Care Facilities Frontline Nursing Staff Infection Prevention Knowledge
Removing Yeast from the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Definition: The Impact on Rates for a Large Healthcare System
Evaluation of a Change to Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Measurement
Can We Utilize ICD-9 Procedure Codes to Stratify Colon Surgical Site Infection Rates?
Alcohol Impregnated Cap Implementation Significantly Reduces Blood Culture Contamination Rates in an Oncology Population
Daily Bathing of Pediatric Inpatients with Chlorhexidine Gluconate to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
Eradication of a Burkholderia Cepacia Outbreak in an Intensive Care Unit by a Bundled Environmental Hygiene Approach
Evaluation of Peripheral Line-associated Bloodstream Infections and Phlebitis Through Surveillance
Reducing Needlestick Injuries from Active Safety Devices: A Passive Safety Engineered Device Conversion
Evaluation of High Risk Blood and Body Fluid Exposures at a Large Urban Teaching Hospital
In a Highly Functioning Organization What Does Infection Prevention Look Like?
Design and Implementation of a New Category of Isolation Precautions: Precautions for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Breath of Fresh Air: An Observational Study of Factors That Compromise Operating Room Air Quality
Construction and Implementation of an Operating Room Management Plan for the Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia
Rapid Microbial Tracer Movement to Soft Surfaces Throughout Patient Care Areas and the Role of Mixed Surfaces in Infection Prevention
A Health System Approach to Improving High Level Disinfection Practices
Understanding Influenza Vaccination Rates and Reasons for Refusal in Caregivers and Household Contacts of Cancer Patients
Measles Emergency Response: Lessons Learned from a Measles Exposure in an 800-bed Facility
Changes in Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates Associated with Changes in Facility-Level Policies and Practices
The Creation and Rapid Deployment of a Preparedness Plan for Ebola Virus Disease: Lessons from a Large Healthcare System
Hospitals Facing Financial Hardship Had a Significant Change in Reported Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Following Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Conditions Payment Policy
The National Healthcare Safety Network and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: Discrepancies in Reported Surgical Site Infection Rates
The Burden of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Reporting on the Infection Preventionist: A Community Hospital Perspective
Epidemiologic Analysis of MRSA Screening Data at a Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Co-Colonization Rates in Critically Ill Veterans
Clinical and Microbiological Analysis of Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
The State of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs among Acute Care Facilities in a California County, 2014
A Durable and Rechargable Antimicrobial Technology using Sequestered Hydrogen Peroxide in Fabrics with Initial Implementation in Hospital Thermal Blankets
The Impact of Ultraviolet Disinfection on Hospital Acquired Infection Rates in a Tertiary Care Community Hospital
Disinfectant Sprays or Wipes: Applications in the Setting of Behavioral Health
Effects of Disinfectant Wipes on Touch Screen Surfaces
Coming to the Light: Impact of Ultraviolet Technology on Incidence of Pseudomonas in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Efficacy of an Automated Ultrasound Probe Disinfector Against High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Type 16
A Laboratory Study of the Synergistic Effect of Chlorhexidine and Silver
Ensuring Competency of High-level Disinfection (HLD) Practices in Non-Central Processing Department (CPD) locations
Differences in Hand Hygiene Performance between an Ambulatory Surgical Center and Inpatient Adult Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Nursing Units
Ultra Violet Light Efficacy in the Absence of Cleaning
Long term Impact of a Disinfectant with Residual Activity on Suppression of Bacteria on Fomites in Hospital Waiting Rooms
Determination of Ultraviolet Light Doses Needed to Inactivate Bacteria and Viruses on Hard
Reducing the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission Associated with Blood Glucose Monitoring in the Hospital Setting
Decontaminating the Operating Room Environment Utilizing Persistent Technology
Impact of Full Spectrum Ultraviolet Light Disinfection on Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Cases Within a Skilled Nursing Facility
Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide Technology for Reduction of Microbial Colonization in the Hospital Setting
Impact of a Hand Sanitizing Wipe Intervention on Movement of a Virus throughout a Home
Sporicidal Activity in Diallyl Disulphide Oxide, a Nanotechnology Product and Three Super Oxidized Water Formulations
The Impact of Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection System Coupled with Evidence-based Interventions on the Incidence of Hospital Onset Clostridium Difficile (HO-C-Diff).
The Service Age of a Flexible Endoscope Has a Significant Impact of the Effectivness of Cleaning and Disinfection
Auditing Hand Hygiene Compliance in Non-Traditional Care Areas
Isolation-based Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Nursing Homes
Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Nursing Homes: Results from a National Survey
Cancer Center's Experience Converting from Chlorhexidine Gluconate Impregnated Wipes to Chlorhexidine Gluconate Shower on Inpatient Blood & Marrow Transplant Unit
Impact of Daily Universal Chlorhexidine Cloth Bathing on Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus Transmission and Infection
The Impact of the Changing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CA-UTI) Definition on the Incidence of CA-UTI
Effects of Sample Collection Methods on Legionella Recovery from Hospital Water Systems
The Effect of Turn-around Time for Influenza PCR on Isolation and Bed-holding
Serum Soluble Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor Level is Associated with Higher Mortality in Patients with Infectious Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Analysis of Urinalysis and Urine Culture Methods: Preventing False Positive Urine Specimens
Using Predictive Modeling to Identify Colon Surgical Procedures with “Other than Primary” Closure
The Ventilator Associated Event Definition Related to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients
Infection Prevention in the Outpatient Physician Clinic
National Healthcare Safety Network Laboratory Identification Event Versus Internal Surveillance for Clostridium difficile Infection: An Enterprise Comparison
Impact of Staphylococcal Decolonization on Neurosurgical Infection Rates in an Academic Medical Center
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Surveillance: Less Charts, More Prevention
Prospective Validation of an Electronic Medical Record Report of Number of Central Line Days
Inappropriate Clostridium difficile Testing in Pediatric Patients Receiving Laxatives or Stool Softeners
Use of “Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)” Toolkit to contain a CRE cluster: Staff Education is Key
Reducing CAUTI Infections in an Urban Community Hospital
Yes, I Prevent Infection (YIPI): Integration of Infection Prevention and Control into All Sectors of Healthcare
Evaluating an Educational Intervention of Central Venous Catheter Maintenance among Oncology Nurses
Hand Hygiene-Implementation of The Joint Commission Collaborative
Alcohol-Based Handrub Formulated Developed Specifically for High-use Environments Can Improve Key Skin Condition Measures While Maintaining Aesthetics and Antimicrobial Efficacy
Writing a Successful Business Case for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) De-isolation: ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card'
Patient Hand Hygiene Project Improves Quality Measures in an Orthopedic Surgical Post-Operative Unit
Evaluating the Efficacy of UV Technology in Acute Care
Hospital Preparations for Large-Scale Demolition of an Adjacent Building
If You Can't Measure it, You Can't Improve it - a Collaborative Project to Minimize the Risk of Fungal Dispersion During Demolition
From Planning to Patient Moving: Lessons Learned and Tools to Share When Opening Two New Hospitals with Medical Office Buildings
Pay Attention to the Microbe Behind the Curtain
The Relationship between Different Types of Sharps Containers and C. difficile Infection Rates in Acute Care Hospitals
Environmental Disinfection, Monitoring and Training: The Impact of Combined Environmental Hygiene Interventions on Environmental Hygiene and Infection Control Outcomes
What is the Impact of the ‘Flu Mask' Regulation on Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccine Acceptance Rates?
The Persistence of Antimicrobial Effects in Fabrics and Garments Embedded with Silver after Home and Industrial Launderings
“Practicing What They Preach”: Infection Preventionists and Influenza Vaccination
Evaluation of the Performance of Isolation Gowns
Prevention of Needlestick and Sharp Injuries among Hospitals in Thailand
A Sustained Decrease in MRSA Infections at a Community Living Center Utilizing a MRSA Bundle Approach
The Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Combat Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Large Government Hospital
A Health System's Approach to Successful Accreditation Utilizing Joint Commission’s Infection Control Tracer Methodology
Reducing Hospital Associated Infections in an Intensive Care Unit with a Multidisciplinary Team Led by Infection Prevention
Journey to Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
A Win for Patient Safety: Collaboration to Curb Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) due to Candida species
Daily Interdisciplinary Necessity Rounding and the Effects on Hospital Acquired Infection in the Long Term Acute Care Hospital
Exploring a New Frontier: Adapting and Applying NHSN SSI Definitions for Surveillance of LVAD Infections
Reduction in Catheter Associated Urinary Infections in a Neurological and Neurosurgical Population Through A Sustained Focus on Catheter Appropriateness
Sustaining a Reduction in Spine Surgical Site Infections
We've got Clostridium difficile on the Run!
The Impact of Intensive Education on Decreasing the Blood Contamination Rate
A Multidisciplinary Caregiver and Patient Advocate Project to Improve Central Line Management Across the Care Continuum
Holy Moley! Take out that Foley! Measuring Compliance with a Nurse Driven Protocol for Foley Catheter Removal to Decrease Utilization
Sustained Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infection Rate in a Long-term Acute Care Setting
Get Those Foleys Out: Successful Reduction of Catheter Utilization through Use of a Nurse Driven Foley Discontinuation Protocol
Real-time Direct Feedback Intervention to Improve and Sustain Hand Hygiene Practices in a Tertiary Care Academic Facility
Water Management Program Implementation at a New Children’s Hospital: Using a Process to Prevent Waterborne Pathogen Disease
A Survey of Surgical Site Infection Prevention Strategies among U.S. Hospitals
Reducing CLABSIs Through Team Empowerment: A 67% Reduction
Thinking Outside the Box with Central Lines
Developing a Culture of Safety around Hand Hygiene
Reducing Central Line Bloodstream and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the Neuro Critical Care Unit Using a Bundled Approach
Implementing an Electronic Device Day Count Methodology is a Valid and Cost Savings Alternative to Manual Collection Methodology
The Impact of Using Practice Bundle Elements to Reduce Central Line Blood Stream Infections in New York State Hospitals
Implementation of a “Free-choice” Influenza Vaccination Policy Improves Vaccination Compliance among Healthcare Workers in a Pennsylvania Healthcare System
Does Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Help Reduce HAI? A Comparison of Trends for Monitored and Non-monitored Units
What's in a Name? Reducing False Positive Blood Cultures by Making Care Truely ‘Accountable’
Successful Decrease of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in an Urban Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Using a Pediatric-specific Interdisciplinary Approach
Reduction in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates and Device Utilization in a Medical Unit and a Respiratory Stepdown Unit
Let me go Potty, I Don't Want a CAUTI
National Implementation of Evidence-based Bundles for Prevention of Device-associated Infections in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Facilities
Selecting Appropriate Bundle Elements for Surgical Site Infection Prevention – An Evidence Based Approach
Achieving the Elusive Goal of Zero Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections by Focusing on Central Line Maintenance Practices
Implementation of Evidence Based Practice using the Larrabee Model to Reduce CAUTIs-Demonstrating Sustainment
Impact of a Regional Collaborative to Reduce Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities
The Implementation of intervention program based on WHO multi-modal hand hygiene improvement strategy in a tertiary care university hospital
C-Section Infections-Getting to Zero through Collaboration Between the In-patient and Out-patient Setting
Significant Improvement in Hand Hygiene Practices with Just-In-Time Coaching and Targeted Solutions
Development of a Patient/Family Engagement Program to Increase Hand Hygiene Awareness
Use of Positive Deviance and Electronic Data Collection in a Hospital Hand Hygiene Program
Reduction in Healthcare Acquired (HA) Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) in a Community Hospital…How Did We Get There?
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reduce Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Central line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) using LEAN Six Sigma
Terminal Cleaning Comparison of a Medical Surface Repair Patch on Hospital Mattresses
Using Bundled Evidence Based Practices to Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Colon Surgery
Investigation of Hospital-Associated Cases of Neonatal-Acquired Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
Improving Use of Sterile Water for Oral Care and Tube Flushes in Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Collaborative Public Health Response during a Scabies Outbreak
Hepatitis C Transmission in an Outpatient Dialysis Clinic
Investigation of a Cluster of Surgical Site Infections Post Carpal Tunnel Release Procedure in an Ambulatory Surgery Center
The First New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Outbreak Identified in the United States in an Acute Care Hospital
Mobile Treatment Unit for Measles
Outbreak Investigation of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) in Obstetrical Population
Attributable Costs of Acute Respiratory Infections in a Pediatric Long-Term Care Facility
An Evidence Based Approach to Testing PPE for Enhanced Isolation Precautions during Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Planning
Identification and Prophylaxis of Health Care Workers and Community Members Exposed to a Human Rabies Case
Responding to Ebola: A System-wide Approach to Ebola Preparedness
Trend Recognition for Unusual Pathogens in Clinical Specimens
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Monitoring Epidemiology and Geographic Distribution by Zip Code of Enterovirus D68
Successful Containment of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ST215 Outbreak in Japanese University Hospital
Health Care Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections Post Procedures in Outpatient Dermatology Clinic
Emergency Preparedness for Seasonal Influenza
Creating an Environment of Safety for the Treatment of Patients with Ebola
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