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  • 'Off the rails': hospital bed rail design, contamination, and the evaluation of their microbial ecology. [Review]
    J Hosp Infect 2019; 103(1):e16-e22Boyle MA, Kearney A, … Humphreys H
  • Microbial contamination of the near-patient environment is an acknowledged reservoir for nosocomial pathogens. The hospital bed and specifically bed rails have been shown to be frequently and heavily contaminated in observational and interventional studies. Whereas the complexity of bed rail design has evolved over the years, the microbial contamination of these surfaces has been incompletely eva…
  • The Impact of the Built Environment on Patient Falls in Hospital Rooms: An Integrative Review. [Journal Article]
    J Patient Saf 2019Pati D, Valipoor S, … Kazem-Zadeh M
  • CONCLUSIONS: Some environmental elements have not been examined in past relational or causal studies, and the level of evidence for the examined attributes is not high enough to gain robust confidence in healthcare design decision-making. Because of the low level of evidence for several environmental elements, conclusions must be taken with caution. More studies using quantitative, relational, or causal designs are recommended to develop actionable interventions on patient falls in hospital rooms.
  • Nipah Virus Contamination of Hospital Surfaces during Outbreaks, Bangladesh, 2013-2014. [Journal Article]
    Emerg Infect Dis 2018; 24(1):15-21Hassan MZ, Sazzad HMS, … Gurley ES
  • Nipah virus (NiV) has been transmitted from patient to caregivers in Bangladesh presumably through oral secretions. We aimed to detect whether NiV-infected patients contaminate hospital surfaces with the virus. During December 2013-April 2014, we collected 1 swab sample from 5 surfaces near NiV-infected patients and tested surface and oral swab samples by real-time reverse transcription PCR for N…
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