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Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, Australia, 2011–2012
Objectives: To report the quarterly incidence of hospital‐identified Clostridium difficile infection (HI‐CDI) in Australia, and to estimate the burden ascribed to hospital‐associated (HA) andExpand
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A point prevalence cross-sectional study of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in six Australian hospitals
Objectives Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine healthcare-associated UTI (HAUTI) and catheter-associatedExpand
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Development and evaluation of a website for surveillance of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in Australia.
Phase II of the Surveillance to Reduce Urinary Tract Infections project piloted a website for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated (HAUTI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infectionExpand
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Chlorhexidine washing in intensive care does not reduce bloodstream infections, blood culture contamination and drug-resistant microorganism acquisition: an interrupted time series analysis.
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care patients. The effect of daily washing with chlorhexidine on these infections isExpand
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Staphylococcus aureus and stethoscopes
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ATP bioluminescence to validate the decontamination process of gastrointestinal endoscopes
Abstract Introduction Gastrointestinal endoscopes play an effective diagnostic role in modern medicine. The endoscopes become heavily contaminated with microorganisms during procedures and needExpand
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A point prevalence study of healthcare associated urinary tract infections in Australian acute and aged care facilities
Abstract Objectives Surveillance of healthcare associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) in Australian acute and aged care facilities is lacking. Therefore, to provide the foundation for aExpand
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Reuse of single‐use medical devices in sterile sites: how often does this still occur in Australia?
TO THE EDITOR: Single-use devices (SUDs) are in common use, and many are reprocessed. When examined, these devices are frequently not clean and have residual biological material on or withinExpand
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Intravascular catheter bloodstream infections: an effective and sustained hospital‐wide prevention program over 8 years
Objective: To evaluate a hospital‐wide surveillance and intervention program introduced to reduce the incidence of bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by intravascular (IV) catheters.
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Healthcare Associated Urinary Tract Infections: A Protocol for a National Point Prevelence Study
Abstract Background Urinary tract infections account for ~30% of healthcare-associated infections reported by hospitals. Virtually all healthcare-associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) areExpand
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