Donna M. Armellino

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BACKGROUND Hand hygiene is a key measure in preventing infections. We evaluated healthcare worker (HCW) hand hygiene with the use of remote video auditing with and without feedback. METHODS The study was conducted in an 17-bed intensive care unit from June 2008 through June 2010. We placed cameras with views of every sink and hand sanitizer dispenser to(More)
Borges AS, et al. Araçatuba virus: a vac-cinialike virus associated with infection in humans and cattle. from humans and cattle in Rio de Ja-neiro State: Cantagalo virus may derive from Brazilian smallpox vaccine. Virol-Ferreira F, et al. Natural human infections with vaccinia virus during bovine vaccinia outbreaks.proved assay to detect(More)
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Laboratories serve 15 hospitals and affiliated regional physician practices in the New York City metropolitan area, with virus testing performed at a central reference laboratory. The influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak began in this area on April 24, 2009, and within weeks respiratory virus testing(More)
Surfaces in an outpatient setting are exposed to multiple patients b ecome colonized with microorganisms. Copper and alloys containing greater than 60% copper reduce bacterial burdens on solid surfaces by 99.9% within 2 hours.! Copper surfaces have been found to substantially diminish the density of bacte ria to levels below those considered a risk to(More)
IMPORTANCE Compliance with the surgical safety checklist during operative procedures has been shown to reduce inhospital mortality and complications but proper execution by the surgical team remains elusive. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the impact of remote video auditing with real-time provider feedback on checklist compliance during sign-in, time-out and(More)
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