Juana R Hernández-Vera

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AIM to assess the impact of a hand hygiene campaign on the rate of healthcare-associated infections in a teaching hospital in Las Palmas. METHODS Ecological design by hand hygiene frequency measurement at three high risk areas along with infection rates calculation over four periods of time: baseline (2005), phase 1 (2006), phase 2 (2007), and(More)
OBJECTIVES Surveillance programs for nosocomial infection control may find out opportunities for improvement. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of surgical site infection and their potential risk factors after hysterectomy in a tertiary hospital in Gran Canaria, Spain. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study on patients undergoing abdominal or(More)
This report describes an outbreak caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a neonatal care unit possibly linked to feeding bottles heaters. Infection control measures were undertaken such as reinforcement of contact isolation precautions, environmental microbiologic sampling, educational sessions on hand hygiene, and use of sterilized water to refill feeding(More)
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