Sue Boeker

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BACKGROUND Measurement and monitoring of health care workers' hand hygiene compliance (i.e., actions/opportunities) is a key component of strategies to eliminate hospital-acquired infections. Little data exist on the expected number of hand hygiene opportunities (HHOs) in various hospital settings, however. The purpose of this study was to estimate HHOs in(More)
BACKGROUND We previously published a formula to estimate the number of hand hygiene opportunities (HHOs) per patient-day using the World Health Organization's "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" methodology (HOW2 Benchmark Study). HHOs can be used as a denominator for calculating hand hygiene compliance rates when product utilization data are available. This(More)
Introduction Two primary hand hygiene (HH) methods exist. The In/ Out method teaches staff to clean their hands at entry to and exit from patient rooms. This method is easy to measure, but suffers from the potential for recontamination of staff from fomites after room entry. The World Health Organization (WHO) 5-Moments method teaches additional HH(More)
We compared the prevalence of arrhythmias among the first consecutive 45 patients with complete transposition (concordant atrioventricular and discordant ventriculo-arterial connexions) after arterial switch operation and the last 47 patients after Mustard repair in infancy. Both groups had 24-hour Holter electrocardiographic studies at similar periods of(More)
1 Introduction In order to enable lower limb amputees to regain natural and versatile walking patterns, the development of active ankle-foot prostheses is required. During locomotion, above-knee amputees show a lower walking speed for keeping the energy effort in the range of non-amputee walking [2]. To avoid this, prostheses with adaptable characteristics(More)
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