Patti S Grant

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BACKGROUND For 2 consecutive years, a care level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in a 700-bed health care facility experienced an increase in health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). To decrease transmission, standard infection prevention techniques, active surveillance cultures, and deoxyribonucleic acid typing(More)
The present investigation tested the hypothesis that perceived control reduces reported symptom incidence for individuals with stressful life events. Subjects (undergraduate psychology students from an urban university) were divided into two groups, high and low in stress, based on their life change unit scores as measured by the Schedule of Recent Events(More)
By design, multiple invasive procedures are performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). Although great care is taken to control morbidity and forestall mortality, this invasive environment places ICU patients and staff at immense risk of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection. The role of the infection control professional (ICP) within the ICU involves(More)
BACKGROUND Because of classification as a high-risk institution for potential Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure and an employee purified protein derivative conversion rate of 2.7%, a large university-affiliated county hospital enhanced administrative and engineering controls, as recommended by its tuberculosis task force in early 1994. METHODS For 1994(More)
BACKGROUND One qualified infection control director, reporting directly to administration, was responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control Program of a 150-bed acute care, non-teaching, for-profit hospital. To observe for potential trending, questions (consultations) and determinations related to infectious processes were documented. OBJECTIVE To(More)
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