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Challenges in setting up point-of-care hemodialysis in a COVID-19 care facility: Lessons from a limited-resource setting

Author(s): Bharati, J., Ramachandran, R., Kumar, R., Prakash, S., Kohli, H. S.

Continuous room decontamination technologies

Author(s): Weber, D. J., Rutala, W. A., Sickbert-Bennett, E. E., Kanamori, H., Anderson, D.

Positive Distraction in Pediatric Healthcare Waiting Spaces: Sharing Play Not Germs through Inclusive, Hands-Free Interactive Media

Author(s): Biddiss, E., Knibbe, T. J., Fehlings, D., McKeever, P., McPherson, A.

Tracking and controlling soft surface contamination in health care settings

Author(s): Sexton, J. D., Wilson, A. M., Sassi, H. P., Reynolds, K. A.

The Environmental Services Perspective on Hospital Room Design: A Mixed-Methods Approach

Author(s): Patterson, E. S., Sanders, E., Sommerich, C. M., Evans, K. D., Lavender, S. A., Li, J.

Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Do They Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections?

Author(s): Schettler, T.

Surface Finish Materials: Considerations for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Author(s): Harris, D.
In this literature review, it is shown that a growing body of research has been focusing on how surface material finishes within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) can contribute to the operational, clinical, and social aspects of health outcomes.
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Analysis of contemporary hospital infrastructure pertaining to infection prevention in Germany

Author(s): Stiller, A., Schröder, C., Gropmann, A., Schwab, F., Behnke, M., Geffers, C., Holzhausen, J., Sunder, W., Gastmeier, P.

Environmental factors and their association with emergency department hand hygiene compliance: an observational study

Author(s): Carter, E. J., Wyer, P., Giglio, J., Jia, H., Nelson, G., Kauari, V. E., Larson, E. L.
Adherence to proper hand hygiene procedures has been repeatedly shown to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Emergency departments (EDs) often experience environmental conditions such as crowding and subsequently end up using non-traditional patient care areas such as hallways to administer treatment. It is possible that the use of non-traditional patient care areas contributes to lower levels of hand hygiene compliance.
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Visitor characteristics and alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispenser locations at the hospital entrance: Effect on visitor use rates

Author(s): Hobbs, M. A., Robinson, S., Neyens, D. M., Steed, C.
Proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures in the effort to prevent transmission of nosocomial pathogens in clinical settings. Previous studies have shown how healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) could be traced back to the spread of germs from hospital employees, patients, and visitors. While there is a large body of research on improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, there is a lack of similar studies aimed towards compliance among hospital visitors.
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