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The potential risks of Legionella arising from ligature-resistant fixtures

Author(s): Tarabay, J., Varkey, J. B.
Added March 2024

Identification of carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO) contamination of in-room sinks in intensive care units in a new hospital bed tower

Author(s): Warren, B. G., Smith, B. A., Barrett, A., Graves, A. M., Nelson, A., Gettler, E., Lewis, S. S., Anderson, D. J.
Added January 2024

Efficacy of a far-ultraviolet-C light technology for continuous decontamination of air and surfaces

Author(s): Memic, S., Osborne, A. O., Cadnum, J. L., Donskey, C. J.
Added August 2023

Experimental research on the cross-infection control performance of different ventilation strategies

Author(s): Li, H., Lan, Y., Liu, M., Kong, X., Fan, M.
Added August 2023

The influence of physical environment on healthcare-associated infections: A literature review

Author(s): Nadi, Z. B., Raisali, F. N., Jafari, N., Bayramzadeh, S.
Added July 2023

Patient and ward related risk factors in a multi-ward nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19: Outbreak investigation and matched case–control study

Author(s): Leal, J., O’Grady, H. M., Armstrong, L., Dixit, D., Khawaja, Z., Snedeker, K., Ellison, J., Erebor, J., Jamieson, P., Weiss, A., Salcedo, D., Roberts, K., Wiens, K., Croxen, M. A., Berenger, B. M., Pabbaraju, K., Lin, Y.-C., Evans, D., Conly, J.-M.
Added April 2023

Effectiveness of copper as a preventive tool in healthcare facilities. A systematic review

Author(s): Aillón-García, P., Parga-Landa, B., Guillén-Grima, F.
Added February 2023

Effects of the physical environment on children and families in hospital-based emergency departments: A systematic literature review

Author(s): Gripko, M., Joseph, A., MohammadiGorji, S.
The emergency department (ED) environment is often a very stressful place, especially for young children and their families. Previous studies show that highly stimulating environments may increase anxiety. There are many complex relationships among the physical environment and healthcare outcomes in the emergency department, and themes in this study include control, positive distractions, family and social supports, and designing for a safe and comfortable experience.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2023

Control measure implications of COVID-19 infection in healthcare facilities reconsidered from human physiological and engineering aspects

Author(s): Yang, Y.-F., Lin, Y.-J., You, S.-H., Lu, T.-H., Chen, C.-Y., Wang, W.-M., Liao, C.-M.
Added December 2022

Efficacy of violet–blue light to inactive microbial growth

Author(s): Amodeo, D., Lucarelli, V., De Palma, I., Puccio, A., Nante, N., Cevenini, G., Messina, G.
Research demonstrates that certain lights have antimicrobial properties. Violet-blue light at 405 nm (VBL405) has a broad-spectrum effect on organisms that frequently cause hospital-acquired infections including Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and various Mycobacterium.
Key Point Summary
Added November 2022

Contamination of personal protective equipment and environmental surfaces in Fangcang shelter hospitals

Author(s): Yao, Y., Cui, Y., Gao, X., Qian, Y., Hu, B.
Added November 2022

Ventilation performance evaluation of a negative-pressurized isolation room for emergency departments

Author(s): Wang, F., Permana, I., Chaerasari, C., Lee, K., Chang, T., Rakshit, D.
Since the emergence of COVID-19, healthcare facilities are expected to be well equipped and flexible in their efforts to both treat patients and protect staff. Emergency Department (ED) isolation rooms are considered a potentially effective way to protect both staff and infected patients; however, further research is needed to understand how best to design an isolation room for an ED.
Key Point Summary
Added August 2022

The effect of 100% single-occupancy rooms on acquisition of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales and intra-hospital patient transfers: a prospective before-and-after study

Author(s): van der Schoor, A. S., Severin, J. A., van der Weg, A. S., Strepis, N., Klaassen, C. H. W., van den Akker, J. P., Bruno, M. J., Hendriks, J. M., Vos, M. C., Voor in ’t holt, A. F.
Added August 2022

The Effectiveness of the Anteroom (Vestibule) Area on Hospital Infection Control and Health Staff Safety: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Andalib, E., Faghani, M., Zia Ziabari, S. M., Shenagari, M., Salehiniya, H., Keivanlou, M. H., Rafat, Z.
Added August 2022

Healthcare worker safety program in a COVID-19 alternate care site: The Javits New York Medical Station experience

Author(s): Thompson, C. N., Mugford, C., Merriman, J. R., Chen, M. A., Hutter, J. D., Maruna, T. J., Bacon, W. R., Childs, R. W., Pati, R., Clifton, G. T., Pazdan, R. M.
Added July 2022

Developing and implementing an infection prevention and control program for a COVID-19 alternative care site in Philadelphia, PA

Author(s): Tadavarthy, S. N., Finnegan, K., Bernatowicz, G., Lowe, E., Coffin, S. E., Manning, M.
Added July 2022

Comparison of ventilation strategies in intensive care units for airborne infection control

Author(s): Erdogan, A. A., Yilmazoglu, M. Z.
Added July 2022

COVID-19 in long-term care: The built environment impact on infection control

Author(s): Benbow, W.
Added June 2022

Infection prevention and control practices of non-medical individuals in a neonatal intensive care unit: A Donabedian approach

Author(s): Theron, M., Botma, Y., Heyns, T.
Added June 2022

Reducing the risk of healthcare associated infections from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens using a Water Management for Construction (WMC) Infection control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Tool

Author(s): Scanlon, M. M., Gordon, J. L., Tonozzi, A. A., Griffin, S. C.
Added May 2022