NZ Infection Prevention and Control Research Review Issue 3

In this issue:

South Island norovirus outbreak due to sewage contamination of drinking water
Flu vaccination prevents cardiovascular events in older patients
Review of healthcare worker attire and healthcare associated-infection outside the operating room
Universal glove and gown use not proven to benefit ICU patients
Recommendations for protection from airborne- and droplet-transmissible pathogens
Fist bumping rather than handshaking among healthcare workers reduces bacterial transmission
Improving hand-hygiene compliance in a residential aged-care facilities
Qualified nurses and doctors set a poor example for nursing students in terms of IPC
Comparison of control strategies for MRSA transmission in hospitals
Re-usable versus disposable eyewear: contamination levels in the operating room
Case study of a real-time evaluation of consequences of failure to follow sterilization procedures

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