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Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
  • J. Boyce, D. Pittet
  • Medicine
    Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • 1 December 2002
TLDR
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis and provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health- Care settings.
SHEA Guideline for Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus
TLDR
Active surveillance cultures are essential to identify the reservoir for spread of MRSA and VRE infections and make control possible using the CDC's long-recommended contact precautions, demonstrating consistency of evidence, high strength of association, reversibility, dose gradient, and specificity for control with this approach.
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HIPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.
TLDR
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis and provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health- Care settings.
Environmental Contamination Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Possible Infection Control Implications
TLDR
It is concluded that inanimate surfaces near affected patients commonly become contaminated with MRSA and that the frequency of contamination is affected by the body site at which patients are colonized or infected.
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force. Society for
  • J. Boyce, D. Pittet
  • Medicine
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and…
  • 25 October 2002
TLDR
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis and provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission ofpathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health- care settings.
Environmental contamination makes an important contribution to hospital infection.
  • J. Boyce
  • Medicine, Biology
    The Journal of hospital infection
  • 1 June 2007
The World Health Organization Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care and Their Consensus Recommendations
TLDR
The World Health Organization's Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care provide a comprehensive overview of essential aspects of hand hygiene in health care, evidence- and consensus-based recommendations, and lessons learned from testing their Advanced Draft and related implementation tools.
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