Navigation Links
Studies shed light on hand hygiene knowledge and infection risk in hospitals and elementary schools
Date:8/4/2011

Washington, DC, August 4, 2011 -- Increased hand hygiene knowledge positively correlates with a decreased risk of transmitting infection among both healthcare workers (HCW) and elementary school children, according to two studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

In the first study, conducted by Anne McLaughlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University, 71 nurses, infection preventionists and hospital environmental services managers participated in a national survey gauging hand hygiene knowledge and beliefs. Each HCW assessed 16 real-life simulations designed to test their perceived risk of infection, based on their level of hygiene knowledge as well as their internal health locus of control (internal-HLC)a measurement of how much influence they perceive themselves as having over controlling the spread of infection.

The study found that across all knowledge- and HLC-levels, HCWs perceived surfaces as safer to touch than patient skin, in spite of research that has proven touching one contaminated surface (known as a fomite) can spread bacteria to up to the next seven surfaces touched.

"Despite the dangers that fomites present, this knowledge may not be common enough among HCWs for them to understand the level of risk when touching surfaces and then touching patients," say the authors.

Hand Hygiene is "Elementary"

Hand washing programs among school children may have a lasting effect in reducing school absences, according to a study published in the August issue of AJIC. A three-month targeted intervention to reduce student absenteeism through increased hand hygiene was conducted in 2008. Infection preventionist Inge Nandrup-Bus, RN, directed the study at two elementary schools in Denmark and compared her results to a s
'/>"/>

Contact: Liz Garman
egarman@apic.org
202-454-2604
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UC studies show marijuana has therapeutic value, reports to legislature
2. Second Dose of Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Proves Safe in Animal Studies
3. Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis
4. COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology
5. Promega - TOP srl Agreement Enables Live Animal Imaging for Cancer Studies
6. Most Drug Studies Dont Help Docs Pick Best Treatment
7. Gays, Lesbians Excluded From Some Medical Studies
8. Studies Show Significant Increases of C. Difficile Infections (CDI)
9. Studies examine Third Eye Retroscope during colonoscopy
10. Statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on House Passage of Health Reform Legislation
11. New studies on surgical options in inherited breast cancer show drastic treatment is not always best
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Buffers that guard against damage to the ends of chromosomes ... melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer according ... The study has uncovered an important new genetic risk factor ... mole count are the strongest indicators of those most at ... more care in the sun, as they burn more easily. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections allegedly caused by Non-Sterile ... to learn more about their options for legal recourse. ... & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2012, after the ... Pseudomonas aeruginosa at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In ... acknowledges that “bi-weekly telephonic discovery conferences would be beneficial ... such conferences through mid-December. “At the end of December,” ... assess the need for additional conferences. , “The ... recognizes that there is still much to be discussed ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... News, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... will host recruit757’s scholarship workshop for football players ... on Tuesday, Sept. 23. , Doors open at 6:30 ... Performance Center and speak to trainers and physical therapists. ... until 9 p.m. , The Newport News Tidewater Performance ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures ... with a better assessment of the state of a ... used routinely, this blood test could reveal when ... begins promoting tumor growth, the researchers suggested. "Our ... with advanced prostate cancer and often initially very effective ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chromosome buffers hold key to better melanoma understanding 2Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 2Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 3Health News:Victims of Pseudomonas Infections Allegedly Caused by Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel Face Statute of Limitations, Reports The Oliver Law Group P.C. 4Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Order in C.R. Bard MDL Sets Schedule of Conferences for September to December, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports 2Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 2Health News:Tidewater Physical Therapy and Performance Services and recruit757 To Host Football Scholarship Seminar 3Health News:DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer 2
... ... literature on the medical step-by-step process of Gastric Banding and Roux-en-Y Gastric Banding ... ... weight gain, Western Bariatric Institute, a leader in Bariatric surgery since 2000, is ...
... ... increase the comfort and value of their homes while reducing their gas bill at the ... to $1,500 for energy efficient improvements for items like insulation, water heaters, furnaces and boilers. ... Rolling Meadows, IL ...
... receives The Help Group Champion for Children Award , ... 2009 - Advances and Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities ... Saturday, October 3rd at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los ... experts from across the country. Generously sponsored by First ...
... Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc hosted ... Great Sports Legends Dinner, held at the Waldorf=Astoria, ... joined by sports legends, philanthropic heroes and business leaders ... Great Sports Legend honorees were Troy Aikman, Clyde Drexler, Mike ...
... ... a press briefing session on "Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care Practice" at ... ... (ASHG) will be hosting a press briefing session on "Personalized Medicine and the Future of ...
... for Cardiothoracic Surgery have performed countless successful Lung ... diagnosis of lung cancer can be a daunting one. Swift, ... than any other type of cancer, lung cancer is indeed ... to health, a number of different treatments are considered. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Making Weight Loss Surgery Safer and More Effective 2Health News:Energy360 Solutions Ramps up to Handle Demand of Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program 2Health News:Energy360 Solutions Ramps up to Handle Demand of Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program 3Health News:The Help Group Summit on Autism, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Features State-of-the-Art Research and Best Practices in Education and Treatment 2Health News:The Help Group Summit on Autism, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Features State-of-the-Art Research and Best Practices in Education and Treatment 3Health News:The Help Group Summit on Autism, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Features State-of-the-Art Research and Best Practices in Education and Treatment 4Health News:The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises More Than $6.3 Million for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 2Health News:The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises More Than $6.3 Million for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 3Health News:The American Society of Human Genetics to Host Press Briefing on 'Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care Practice' at 59th Annual Meeting 2Health News:The American Society of Human Genetics to Host Press Briefing on 'Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care Practice' at 59th Annual Meeting 3Health News:The American Society of Human Genetics to Host Press Briefing on 'Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care Practice' at 59th Annual Meeting 4Health News:The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery (heart411.com) Surgeons are Leaders in Lung Cancer Surgery 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   OTEMR, Inc. , ... Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is ... 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to ... Act (ARRA).  ONETOUCH EMR 2.0 was certified on July ... of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  Millions of people suffer from ... disease. Recently the FDA approved the launch ... an innovative implant device developed by Spinal Kinetics, which may ... neck and or arm pain. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), ... only hospital in New York City ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   MedeAnalytics ... solution that brings complete visibility to a provider,s ... an ever-evolving reimbursement landscape. Powered by the industry,s ... to the critical point between patient access and ... The solution will improve revenue capture, minimize audit ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3Cervical Disc Clinical Trial for People with Neck and Arm Pain Set to Begin at Hospital for Special Surgery 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 3
... on 11 Patients at SAWCPRINCETON, N.J., April 29 ... (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound ... the Advances in Wound Care (SAWC) in Dallas, Jason R. ... Florida, revealed details of a recently concluded 11-patient venous leg ...
... to Cover Therapeutic Delivery Across Blood-Brain BarrierNOVATO, Calif., ... ("Raptor" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP) ... Trademark Office ("USPTO") has issued two Notices of ... 11/202,566, titled " Methods of increasing delivery of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Clinician Reports Fast Healing of Intractable Wounds Using MEDIHONEY(R) 2Clinician Reports Fast Healing of Intractable Wounds Using MEDIHONEY(R) 3Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications 2Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications 3Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications 4Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications 5
This 100 µL is the equivalent to the "Universal Blue" tips and fits virtually every manufacturer's 1000 µL Pipettor....
Conducting disposable tips provide cross-contaminationfree pipetting for sensitive applications such as PCR setup....
Volume range 0.2-10 l. Designed for pipetting micro-sized drops. Ideal for use with micro volume Finnpipettes....
Conducting disposable tips....
Medicine Products: