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Focusing on Families and Visitors Reduces Healthcare Associated Respiratory Viral Infections in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

W Matthew Linam, Elizabeth M Marrero, Michele D Honeycutt, Christy M Wisdom, Anna Gaspar, Vini Vijayan,

Healthcare-associated respiratory viral infections (HARVIs) result in significant harm to infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Healthcare workers and visitors can serve as transmission vectors to patients. We hypothesized that improved family and visitor hand hygiene (FVHH) and visitor screening would reduce HARVIs by at least 25%. Methods:This ... Read more >>

Pediatr Qual Saf (Pediatric quality & safety)
[2019, 4(6):e242]

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Outbreak of scabies in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Vini Vijayan, Elizabeth Marrero, Anna Gaspar, Christy Wisdom, Michele D Honeycutt, W Matthew Linam,

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (Infection control and hospital epidemiology)
[2019, 40(5):613-614]

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Impact of a Successful Speaking Up Program on Health-Care Worker Hand Hygiene Behavior.

W Matthew Linam, Michele D Honeycutt, Craig H Gilliam, Christy M Wisdom, Jayant K Deshpande,

Health-care worker (HCW) hand hygiene (HH) is the cornerstone of efforts to reduce hospital infections but remains low. Real-time mitigation of failures can increase process reliability to > 95% but has been challenging to implement for HH.To sustainably improve HCW HH to > 95%.A hospital-wide quality improvement initiative to improve ... Read more >>

Pediatr Qual Saf (Pediatric quality & safety)
[2017, 2(4):e035]

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Successful development of a direct observation program to measure health care worker hand hygiene using multiple trained volunteers.

W Matthew Linam, Michele D Honeycutt, Craig H Gilliam, Christy M Wisdom, Shasha Bai, Jayant K Deshpande,

Direct observation of health care worker (HCW) hand hygiene (HH) remains the gold standard, but implementation is challenging. Our objective was to develop an accurate HH observation program using multiple HCW volunteers.HH compliance was defined as correct HH performed before and after contact with a patient or a patient's environment. ... Read more >>

Am J Infect Control (American journal of infection control)
[2016, 44(5):544-547]

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