Dianne E Dreimanis

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a hospital-wide surveillance and intervention program introduced to reduce the incidence of bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by intravascular (IV) catheters. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective surveillance of all inpatients and outpatient attendees with positive blood cultures (both hospital-onset and community-onset)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine to what extent Australian hospitals reuse in sterile sites medical devices labelled "single use only"; to assess the adequacy of cleaning and sterilising procedures before reuse; and to estimate the possible incidence of cross-infection and the costs of not reusing these devices. DESIGN A self-administered questionnaire survey. (More)
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