Seventeen per cent of the staff of an intensive care ward were found to have Klebsiella spp contaminating their hands, and these strains could be related to serotypes infecting or colonising patients in the ward on the same day. We identified some simple ward procedures that resulted in contamination of nurses' hands with 100-1000 klebsiellae per hand. Klebsiellae survived on artifically inoculated hands for up to 150 minutes. Handwashing with chlorhexidine hand cleanser reliably gave 98-100% reduction in hand counts, and the introduction of routine handwashing by staff before moving from one patient to the next was associated with a significant and sustained reduction in the number of patients colonised or infected with Klebsiella spp. Staff clothing was occasionally contaminated, but ward air and dust rarely contained klebsiellae.
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Effectiveness of hand washing and disinfection methods in removing transient bacteria after patient nursing
Comparison of biochemical and serological typing results and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in the epidemiological investigation of Klebsiella spp
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Comparative efficacy of alternative hand-washing agents in reducing nosocomial infections in intensive care units
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2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Health Care Settings
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Nosocomial gentamicin- and multiply-resistant enterobacteria at one hospital. 1. Description of an outbreak
Epidemiological typing of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates responsible for five outbreaks in a university hospital
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Outbreak of co-trimoxazole- and gentamicin-resistant Klebsiella aerogenes bacteremia in neutropenic patients receiving oral co-trimoxazole prophylaxis
Stored urine as a reservoir of gentamicin-resistant bacteria and as a site of conjugative R-plasmid transfer
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Managing a nosocomial outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: an early Australian hospital experience
Knowledge, attitudes and practices surrounding occupational blood-borne pathogen exposure amongst students in two Chinese dental schools
A simultaneous outbreak on a neonatal unit of two strains of multiply antibiotic resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae controllable only by ward closure
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Nosocomial outbreak of gentamicin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit controlled by a change in antibiotic policy
ESCMID guidelines for the management of the infection control measures to reduce transmission of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in hospitalized patients
Twenty-three years of Klebsiella phage typing: a review of phage typing of 12 clusters of nosocomial infections, and a comparison of phage typing with K serotyping
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species: risk factors for colonization and impact of antimicrobial formulary interventions on colonization prevalence
Use of an alcohol-based hand rub and quality improvement interventions to improve hand hygiene in a Russian neonatal intensive care unit
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
The Cutaneous Microbiome and Aspects of Skin Antimicrobial Defense System Resist Acute Treatment with Topical Skin Cleansers
The use of a ward-based educational teaching package to enhance nurses' compliance with infection control procedures
Gram-negative bacteria. The challenge of preventing cross-infection in hospital wards: a review of the literature
Nosocomial colonization of premature babies with Klebsiella oxytoca: probable role of enteral feeding procedure in transmission and control of the outbreak with the use of gloves
Evidences of gentamicin resistance amplification in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from faeces of hospitalized newborns
Multiply-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: failure of spread in community-based elderly care facilities
Hospital hygiene procedures: areas of consensus and ongoing controversies. Proceedings of the 6th International BODE Hygiene Days, 7-10 September 2000, Vienna, Austria
Risk factors for faecal carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL-KP) in the intensive care unit
A multicenter questionnaire investigation of attitudes toward hand hygiene, assessed by the staff in fifteen hospitals in Denmark and Norway
Characteristics, epidemiology and clinical importance of emerging strains of Gram-negative bacilli producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases
A laboratory model for testing agents for hygienic hand disinfection: handwashing and chlorhexidine for the removal of klebsiella
Transfer of pathogens to and from patients, healthcare providers, and medical devices during care activity-a systematic review and meta-analysis
A new variant of food poisoning: enteroinvasive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli sepsis from a contaminated hamburger
Analysis of epidemic and endemic isolates of Xanthomonas maltophilia by contour-clamped homogeneous electric field gel electrophoresis
Ethical considerations in the use of subliminal stimulation to improve handwashing compliance: scientific utility versus autonomy of the individual
Indications for alcohol or bland soap in removal of aerobic gram-negative skin bacteria: assessment by a novel method
Microbial flora on the hands of health care personnel: differences in composition and antibacterial resistance
Iterative co-creation for improved hand hygiene and aseptic techniques in the operating room: experiences from the safe hands study
Influence of Soap Characteristics and Food Service Facility Type on the Degree of Bacterial Contamination of Open, Refillable Bulk Soaps
The World Health Organization Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care and their consensus recommendations
Educational Motivation and Legislative Approaches for Safe and Effective Hand Washes and Hand Rubs in Hand Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
Hand Colonization with Gram-Negative Organisms of Healthcare Workers Accessing the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Study at the Uganda Heart Institute
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Reflections from Infection Prevention 2015: beating the bugs, improving the systems and thinking outside the box
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, COVID-19, and Infection Control: Spread of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Colonization in ICU COVID-19 Patients. What Did Not Work?
Animal Model To Study Klebsiella pneumoniae Gastrointestinal Colonization and Host-to-Host Transmission.
Systematic Comparison of Epidemic and Non-Epidemic Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains.
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