Elivane da Silva Victor

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BACKGROUND In managing hematology-oncology patients, there is a great opportunity for performing hand hygiene (HH). METHODS Over a 4-month period, we compared HH compliance measurement by 3 different methods: direct observation, electronic handwash counter for alcohol gel, and measuring the volume of product used (alcohol gel) in a 40-bed(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring of hand hygiene is an important part of the improvement of hospital quality indicators. METHODS This study was prospectively performed over a 14-week (electronic observer) period from December 3, 2013-March 9, 2014, to evaluate hand hygiene compliance in an adult step-down unit. We compared electronic handwash counters with the(More)
BACKGROUND Positive deviance (PD) can be a strategy for the improvement of hand hygiene (HH) compliance. METHODS This study was conducted in 8 intensive care units and 1 ward at 7 tertiary care, private, and public hospitals. Phase 1 was a 3-month baseline period (from August to October 2011) in which HH counts were performed by observers using iPods(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the Brazilian Cardioprotective Diet Program in reducing blood pressures, fasting glucose levels and body mass indices in patients with established atherothrombotic disease. METHOD This randomized controlled pilot trial included outpatients who were over 45 years of age with atherothrombotic cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common health care‒associated infections in the critical care setting. METHODS A quasi-experimental study involving multiple interventions to reduce the incidence of CAUTI was conducted in a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and in 2 step-down units (SDUs). Between(More)
The collection of blood cultures is an extremely important method in the management of patients with suspected infection. Microbiology laboratories should monitor blood culture collection. Over an 8-month period we developed a prospective, observational study in an adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We correlated the mass contained in the blood vials with(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections account for 8%-21% of health care-associated infections; of these, 80% are associated with the use of a urinary catheter. METHODS A quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2 medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) with 48 beds and 3 step-down units (SDUs) with 95 beds in a private tertiary care hospital in Sao(More)
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