Other Interesting Articles

Editorial In The Lancet ID

  • Gould D, Moralejo D, Chudleigh J, Drey N. The Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative: framework for future research. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018 Sep 28.

Articles on Hand Hygiene technique:

  • Pires, D., Bellissimo-Rodrigues, F., Soule, H., Gayet-Ageron, A. & Pittet, D. 2017, "Revisiting the WHO "How to Handrub" Hand Hygiene Technique: Fingertips First?", Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 230-230.
  • Tschudin-Sutter, S., Rotter, M., Frei, R., Nogarth, D., Hausermann, P., Stranden, A., Pittet, D. & Widmer, A. 2017, "Simplifying the WHO 'how to hand rub' technique: three steps are as effective as six-results from an experimental randomized crossover trial", Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 23, no. 6.
  • Pires, D., Soule, H., Bellissimo-Rodrigues, F., Gayet-Ageron, A. & Pittet, D. 2017, "Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Hand Rub: How Long Is Long Enough?", Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 547-552.

Recent literature on glove use:

  • Picheansanthian, W. & Chotibang, J. 2015, "Glove utilization in the prevention of cross transmission: a systematic review", JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 188-230.
  • Wilson, J., Bak, A. & Loveday, H. 2017, "Applying human factors and ergonomics to the misuse of nonsterile clinical gloves in acute care", American Journal of Infection COntrol, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 779-786.

Australian literature regarding hand hygiene behaviour and clinical practice:

  • Wyer, M., Iedema, R., Hor, S., Jorm, C., Hooker, C. & Gilbert, G.L. 2017, "Patient Involvement Can Affect Clinicians’ Perspectives and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control", International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 16, no. 1.
  • Iedema, R., Hor, S., Wyer, M., Gilbert, G.L., Jorm, C., Hooker, C. & O’Sullivan, M.V.N. 2015, "An innovative approach to strengthening health professionals’ infection control and limiting hospital-acquired infection: Video-reflexive ethnography", BMJ Innovations, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 157-162.

Recent literature regarding alcohol tolerance:

  • Pidot SJ, Gao W, Buultjens AH, Monk IR, Guerillot R, Carter GP, et al. Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to handwash alcohols. Science translational medicine. 2018;10(452).
  • Pittet D, Peters A, Tartari E. Enterococcus faecium tolerance to isopropanol: from good science to misinformation. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018;18(10):1065-6