New technologies in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126125
Title:
New technologies in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection.
Authors:
Humphreys, H
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 9063 Dublin 9, Ireland. hhumphreys@rcsi.ie
Citation:
New technologies in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection. 2010, 40 (2):161-4 J R Coll Physicians Edinb
Journal:
The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126125
DOI:
10.4997/JRCPE.2010.214
PubMed ID:
21125062
Abstract:
The increased interest in healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) among the public, patients and politicians has led to the development of potential new approaches to its prevention by industrial concerns and others. Such developments include better methods of assessing hospital hygiene, enhanced decontamination of the healthcare environment, biosynthetic tissue alternatives, antibiotic-impregnated medical devices and information technology that can help improve professional practice. Although promising, many of these have not been adequately evaluated in the clinical setting, highlighting the need for greater collaboration between industry and infection prevention and control practitioners to maximise the benefit of new products and to complement conventional approaches to HCAI prevention such as education, professional practice and the provision of better facilities.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Cross Infection; Decontamination; Drug Delivery Systems; Humans; Hygiene; Infection Control; Luminescent Measurements; Medical Informatics
ISSN:
1478-2715

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dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Hen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T14:24:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T14:24:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationNew technologies in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection. 2010, 40 (2):161-4 J R Coll Physicians Edinben
dc.identifier.issn1478-2715-
dc.identifier.pmid21125062-
dc.identifier.doi10.4997/JRCPE.2010.214-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126125-
dc.description.abstractThe increased interest in healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) among the public, patients and politicians has led to the development of potential new approaches to its prevention by industrial concerns and others. Such developments include better methods of assessing hospital hygiene, enhanced decontamination of the healthcare environment, biosynthetic tissue alternatives, antibiotic-impregnated medical devices and information technology that can help improve professional practice. Although promising, many of these have not been adequately evaluated in the clinical setting, highlighting the need for greater collaboration between industry and infection prevention and control practitioners to maximise the benefit of new products and to complement conventional approaches to HCAI prevention such as education, professional practice and the provision of better facilities.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshDecontamination-
dc.subject.meshDrug Delivery Systems-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHygiene-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control-
dc.subject.meshLuminescent Measurements-
dc.subject.meshMedical Informatics-
dc.titleNew technologies in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 9063 Dublin 9, Ireland. hhumphreys@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalThe journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburghen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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