Infectious Risk Moments: A Novel, Human Factors-Informed Approach to Infection Prevention.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Aug;35(8):1051-1055
Authors: Clack L, Schmutz J, Manser T, Sax H
We pilot tested a novel human factors-informed concept to identify infectious risk moments (IRMs) that occur with high frequency during routine intensive care. Following 30 observation-hours, 28 potential IRMs related to hand hygiene, gloves, and objects were expert rated. A comprehensive IRM inventory may provide valuable taxonomy for research, training, and intervention.
PMID: 25026623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]