2014-04-08 - Study Examines the Way Droplets from Coughs and Sneezes Stay Airborne for Long Distances
A novel study by MIT researchers shows that coughs and sneezes have associated gas clouds that keep their potentially infectious droplets aloft over much greater distances than previously realized.
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2011-03-22 - Researcher Explores Whether Contact Precautions Do More Harm Than Good
In an article, "Emerging Infections: The Contact Precautions Controversy" in the latest issue of the American Journal of Nursing, author Rachel L. Zastrow, BSN, a patient safety liaison... into contact precautions -- which is more restrictive than standard precautions and often includes isolation
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2011-07-19 - Program Emphasizes Importance of Standard Precautions Observance
Researchers in France report on a program called StopRisk that emphasizes the importance of the implementation of standard precautions. StopRisk, a quality and security improvement initiative... transmission, in particular observance of standard precautions.
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2011-12-27 - 2011 Year in Review PPE and Standard Precautions
ICT celebrates the end of the year by bringing you a review of the top news items and articles from 2011 related to PPE and standard precautions.
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2014-02-14 - ICT News Desk: Contact Precautions in the ED
In a new study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found substantial variation in the adoption of policies relating to contact precautions.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/videos/2014/02/contact-precautions-in-the-ed.aspx - 50k
2012-12-24 - 2012 Year in Review PPE and Standard Precautions
ICT presents the year in review in PPE and standard precautions.
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2013-07-02 - French Researchers Share Results of National Audit on Standard Precautions
Standard precautions (SP) aim to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients from infectious diseases arising from bloodborne pathogens and reduce the risk of cross-transmission of microorganisms. They must be applied in all circumstances, regardless of the infectious status of the patient
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2011-01-24 - Study Explores Nurses Compliance With Standard Precautions
Nurses may acquire an infection during the provision of nursing care because of occupational exposure to microorganisms. Relevant literature reports that compliance with standard precautions (a set of guidelines that can protect healthcare professionals from being exposed to infectious pathogens
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2010-11-30 - Surveillance Can Help Boost Implementation of Contact Precautions
The use of contact precautions is an essential component of an effective control plan for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Emily Mawdsley, of the section of Infectious Diseases and Global... automated reminder system to alert clinicians of the need for contact precautions, poor adherence
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2013-08-26 - Studies Show Great Variation in Contact Precautions
(VRE) colonization on contact precautions (CP). However, without national guidelines to advise on if or when contact precautions should may be discontinued, hospitals are left to determine for themselves
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/library/2013/08/ppe-contact-precautions.aspx?topic=personal-protective-equipment - 15k