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Antibacterial properties of antimicrobial-finished textile products

Author(s): Takai, K., Ohtsuka, T., Senda, Y., Nakao, M., Yamamoto, K., Matsuoka, J., Hirai, Y.

Applying human factors in improving medication-use safety

Author(s): Schneider,PJ.
In this descriptive study the author summarizes the highlights of an interactive conference on human factors (HF) and t applications to improve medication safety. The author describes the various human factors concepts and tools and their applications in reducing human errors, thus improving medication safety.
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Handwashing patterns in two dermatology clinics

Author(s): Cohen, H.A., Kitai, E., Levy, I., Ben-Amitai, D.
Handwashing has been identified as one of the most critical elements of controlling risk of hopital acquired infections. Healthcare workers hands can be a source of nosocomial infections. Adherance to hand hygience protocols is important to prevent the spread of health care-associated infections. 
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Nursing Home Facility Risk Factors for Infection and Hospitalization: Importance of Registered Nurse Turnover, Administration, and Social Factors

Author(s): Zimmerman, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Hebel, J.R., Sloane, P.D., Magaziner, J.

Nosocomial Pneumonia in Pediatric Patients: practical problems and rational solutions

Author(s): Zar, H., Cotton, M.

An outbreak of Serratia marcescens infection in a special-care baby unit of a community hospital in United Arab Emirates: the importance of the air conditioner duct as a nosocomial reservoir

Author(s): Uduman, S.A., Farrukh, A.S., Nath, K.N., Zuhair, M.Y., Ifrah, A., Khawla, A.D., Sunita, P.

The effect of burn nursing units on burn wound infections

Author(s): Thompson, J.T., Meredith, J.W., Molnar, J.A.

A determination of healthcare worker exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in two Californian hospitals

Author(s): Sutton, P.M., Mossman, M., Reinisch, F., Harrison, R.J.

In with the good air

Author(s): Streifel, A.J.

An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci associated with major ward refurbishment.

Author(s): Soe, J.A.T., Hall, J.M., Collyns, T.A., Witherden, I.R., Parnell, P., Woodrow, G., Kerr, K.G.