Radley H. C. Ching

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BACKGROUND Hospital outbreaks of epidemiologically important pathogens are usually caused by lapses in infection control measures and result in increased morbidity, mortality, and cost. However, there is no benchmark to compare the occurrence of hospital outbreaks across hospitals. METHODS We implemented proactive infection control measures with an(More)
s from the 8th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Bangkok, Thailand. 12-15 February 2017 Published: 22 February 2017 Session: Antimicrobial Resistance AR1 Key stakeholders’ perspectives on the underlying causes of antimicrobial resistance in Thailand Nantanit Sutthiruk, Mari Botti, Julie Considine, Andrea(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of compliance with hand hygiene by patients is increasingly recognized to prevent health care-associated infections. METHODS This descriptive study observed the effects of an education campaign, targeted to increase patients' self-initiated hand hygiene, and a hand hygiene ambassador-initiated directly observed hand hygiene(More)
Introduction The HKICNA was founded in 1989 with only 44 members including advisors. They all shared experiences and a vision with strong will, contributing their own time to promote infection prevention and control. The followings were efforts witnessing the development, impacts to the profession, staff and community. A new norm of infection control was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between gastrointestinal colonization of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). METHODS We analyzed 31,526 patients with prospective collection of fecal specimens for CPE screening: upon admission (targeted screening) and during hospitalization (opportunistic screening, safety(More)
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