Healthcare–associated Infection Articles

Articles

  • Infection prevention practices in the Netherlands: results from a National Survey.

    To examine the extent to which acute care hospitals in the Netherlands have adopted recommended practices to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI).

    Published February 2, 2020
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report, data summary for 2009, device-associated module

    This report is a summary of device-associated module data collected by hospitals participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for events occurring from January through December 2009 and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by October 18, 2010. This report updates previously published device-associated module data from NHSN and provides contemporary comparative rates. Procedure-associated module data will be reported separately: surgical site infection (SSI) data will be reported as standardized infection ratios utilizing new logistic regression models; post-procedure pneumonia rates for 2009 are available on the NHSN public website. This report complements other NHSN reports, including national and state-specific standardized infection ratios (SIRs) for select health-care associated infections (HAIs).

    2010NHSNReport

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    (2011) American Journal of Infection Control

    Published January 17, 2013
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report: data summary for 2006 through 2008, issued December 2009

    This report is a summary of device-associated (DA) and procedure-associated (PA) module data collected and reported by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) from January 2006 through December 2008 as reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by July 6, 2009. This report updates previously published DA and PA module data from the NHSN.

    2009NHSNReport

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    (2009) American Journal of Infection Control

    Published January 17, 2013
  • Prevalence of device use and transmission based precautions in nineteen large Australian acute care public hospitals: Secondary outcomes from a national healthcare associated infection point prevalence survey.

    The use of invasive devices increases the risk of healthcare associated infections (HAI). The recent national HAI point prevalence survey secondary outcomes aimed to estimate the prevalence of patients with an indwelling urinary catheter device and vascular access devices; and also identify prevalence of those managed under transmission based precautions (TBP); and those colonised or infected with a multi drug resistant organism (MDRO).

    Published July 5, 2020
  • Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: standardising practice.

    Inspired by innovations in catheter practice from the USA, in 2014 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust introduced catheterisation standardisation across the Trust's two acute sites. Standardisation was achieved by the introduction of an all-in one catheterisation tray (Bard® Tray), which included all the necessary equipment required for catheterisation, coupled with a training programme.

    Published January 14, 2018