Lisa Ritchie

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Infectious micro-organisms may be transmitted by a variety of routes, and some may be spread by more than one route. Respiratory and facial protection is required for those organisms that are usually transmitted via the droplet/airborne route, or when airborne particles have been artificially created, such as during 'aerosol-generating procedures'. A range(More)
This study identifies factors associated with a high prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the Scottish inpatient population, on the basis of the Scotland National HAI Prevalence Survey data set. The multivariate models developed can be used to predict HAI prevalence in specific patient groups to help with planning and policy in infection(More)
Infectious micro-organisms may be transmitted by a variety of routes. This is dependent on the particular pathogen and includes bloodborne, droplet, airborne, and contact transmission. Some micro-organisms are spread by more than one route. Respiratory and facial protection is required for those organisms which are usually transmitted via the droplet and/or(More)
The Scottish national hand hygiene proxy measure uses volumes of ABHR purchased by NHSScotland boards as an indicator of the number of hand hygiene moments being performed per patient bed day. The proxy measure calculation was based on the assumption that 3ml of ABHR was being used per hand hygiene moment. This study aimed to validate the volume of ABHR(More)
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