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Implementation of infection prevention and control in acute care hospitals in Mainland China - a systematic review.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 11;8:32. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0481-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371478PMC
March 2020

Hand hygiene promotion delivered by change agents-Two attitudes, similar outcome.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Mar 13;41(3):273-279. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.339DOI Listing
March 2020

"Nurses and Midwives: Clean care is in your hands": The 5 May 2020 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Nurs Crit Care 2020 03;25(2):129-130

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12504DOI Listing
March 2020

Understanding the emerging coronavirus: what it means for health security and infection prevention.

J Hosp Infect 2020 Mar 4. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Infection Control Programme. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.02.023DOI Listing
March 2020

"Nurses and Midwives: Clean Care Is in Your Hands": The May 5, 2020, World Health Organization Campaign.

J Epidemiol Glob Health 2020 Mar;10(1):4-5

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200218.002DOI Listing
March 2020

"Nurses and midwives: Clean care is in your hands": The May 5, 2020, World Health Organization campaign.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Mar 27:1-2. Epub 2020 Mar 27.

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.63DOI Listing
March 2020

Missed vaccinations and critical care admission: all you may wish to know or rediscover-a narrative review.

Intensive Care Med 2020 Feb 26;46(2):202-214. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Infection Control Programme, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety (Infection Control and Improving Practices), Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-019-05862-0DOI Listing
February 2020

"Infection prevention and control idea challenge" contest: a fresh view on medical education and problem solving.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 7;9(1):26. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-020-0688-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7006168PMC
February 2020

Emojis in public health and how they might be used for hand hygiene and infection prevention and control.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 10;9(1):27. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-020-0692-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7011445PMC
February 2020

Assessment of hand hygiene facilities and staff compliance in a large tertiary health care facility in northern Nigeria: a cross sectional study.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 11;9(1):30. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-020-0693-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7014740PMC
February 2020

"Nurses and midwives: clean care is in your hands": the 5th May 2020 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 Feb 28. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2020.02.016DOI Listing
February 2020

Train-the-Trainers in hand hygiene: a standardized approach to guide education in infection prevention and control.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 12 30;8(1):206. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0666-4DOI Listing
December 2019

"Clean Care for All-It's in Your Hands": The 5 May 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Nov;69(11):2026-2028

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz236DOI Listing
November 2019

Influenza and Alcohol-Based Handrub: the Danger of Ignoring Clinical Relevance.

mSphere 2019 11 27;4(6). Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00719-19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6881721PMC
November 2019

Hand hygiene - social network analysis of peer-identified and management-selected change agents.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 28;8:195. Epub 2019 Nov 28.

6Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0644-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6883562PMC
November 2019

Acceptability and tolerability of alcohol-based hand hygiene products for elderly residents in long-term care: a crossover study.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 29;8:165. Epub 2019 Oct 29.

1Squina International Centre for Infection Control, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0610-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6819464PMC
October 2019

Hand hygiene in low- and middle-income countries.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Sep 9;86:25-30. Epub 2019 Jun 9.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.06.002DOI Listing
September 2019

Clean care for all-it's in your hands: The May 5, 2019, World Health Organization's "SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands" campaign.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 06 29;40(6):735-736. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.86DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6536822PMC
June 2019

Hand hygiene: Sounds easy, but not when it comes to implementation.

J Infect Public Health 2019 May - Jun;12(3):301-303. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.04.008DOI Listing
June 2019

Infection prevention: laying an essential foundation for quality universal health coverage.

Lancet Glob Health 2019 Jun 3;7(6):e698-e700. Epub 2019 May 3.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30174-3DOI Listing
June 2019

Glycerol content within the WHO ethanol-based handrub formulation: balancing tolerability with antimicrobial efficacy.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 24;8:109. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

1Infection Control Service, University Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0553-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6591802PMC
June 2019

"Clean care for all - It's in your hands": The May 5th, 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 05 4;82:135-136. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2019.04.001DOI Listing
May 2019

"Clean care for all - it's in your hands": the May 5, 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

J Infect 2019 May;78(5):409-421

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2019.04.008DOI Listing
May 2019

"Clean care for all-it's in your hands"; the May 5, 2019, World Health Organization's SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Am J Infect Control 2019 05;47(5):480-481

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.02.021DOI Listing
May 2019

2019 WHO hand hygiene campaign and global survey: clean care for all-it's in your hands.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 May;19(5):463-464

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva 1211, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30174-4DOI Listing
May 2019

Technology for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; 2017 Geneva IPC-Think Tank (Part 2).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 22;8:83. Epub 2019 May 22.

Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0538-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6530187PMC
May 2019

Implementation research for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; 2017 Geneva infection prevention and control (IPC)-think tank (part 1).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 28;8:87. Epub 2019 May 28.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, 14 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0527-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6540528PMC
May 2019

Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3).

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 10;8:74. Epub 2019 May 10.

Infection control programme and WHO collaborating center, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0528-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6509854PMC
May 2019

"Clean care for all-it's in your hands": the May 5th, 2019 World Health Organization campaign.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 17;8:64. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, 14 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0513-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6469042PMC
April 2019

"Clean Care for All-It's in Your Hands": The 5th of May 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign.

J Infect Dis 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz086DOI Listing
April 2019

Scenario-based simulation training for the WHO hand hygiene self-assessment framework.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 28;8:58. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0511-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437984PMC
March 2019

Point prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use in three large Swiss acute-care hospitals.

Swiss Med Wkly 2018 26;148:w14617. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety; University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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https://doi.emh.ch/smw.2018.14617
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2018.14617DOI Listing
October 2018

Enterococcus faecium tolerance to isopropanol: from good science to misinformation.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 10 4;18(10):1065-1066. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30542-5DOI Listing
October 2018

Conflicts of interest in infection prevention and control research: no smoke without fire. A narrative review.

Intensive Care Med 2018 Oct 11;44(10):1679-1690. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva, Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety (Infection Control and Improving Practices), Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5361-zDOI Listing
October 2018

Native septic arthritis is not an immediate surgical emergency.

J Infect 2018 07 6;77(1):47-53. Epub 2018 May 6.

Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Geneva University Hospitals; Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals; Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2018.02.015DOI Listing
July 2018

Management and investigation of a outbreak in a neonatal unit in Switzerland - the role of hand hygiene and whole genome sequencing.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 11;6:125. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Genomic Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0285-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5725813PMC
June 2018

The Prevalence of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Mainland China: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 06 15;39(6):701-709. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

1Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.60DOI Listing
June 2018

Let's prevent sepsis in health care - The 5 May 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

J Infect 2018 06 2;76(6):563-569. Epub 2018 May 2.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2018.03.003DOI Listing
June 2018

Healthcare-associated sepsis and the role of clean hands: When we do not see the trees for the forest.

Int J Infect Dis 2018 05 6;70:101-103. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S12019712183005
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.02.017DOI Listing
May 2018

"It's in your hands-prevent sepsis in health care"; May 5 2018 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Am J Infect Control 2018 05 16;46(5):480-481. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.006DOI Listing
May 2018

"It's in Your Hands-Prevent Sepsis in Health Care": 5 May 2018, World Health Organization (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 05 2;39(5):634-635. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

2Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.68DOI Listing
May 2018

2018 WHO hand hygiene campaign: preventing sepsis in health care and the path to universal health coverage.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 05;18(5):490-492

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30228-7DOI Listing
May 2018

Preventing sepsis in healthcare - 200 years after the birth of Ignaz Semmelweis.

Euro Surveill 2018 05;23(18)

Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.18.18-00222DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053623PMC
May 2018

Preventing sepsis in health care - It's in your hands: A World Health Organization call to action.

J Infect Prev 2018 May 4;19(3):104-106. Epub 2018 May 4.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177418769146DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5956707PMC
May 2018

The 2018 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign targets sepsis in health care.

Intensive Care Med 2018 04 2;44(4):499-501. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5097-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5924658PMC
April 2018

The WHO 2018 Hand Hygiene Campaign: Make a Difference-Prevent Sepsis in Health Care.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018 04;197(8):985-986

1 Infection Control Programme University of Geneva Hospitals Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201802-0362EDDOI Listing
April 2018

Promoting and sustaining a historical and global effort to prevent sepsis: the 2018 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

Crit Care 2018 04 13;22(1):92. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-018-2011-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5899328PMC
April 2018

Prévention et contrôle des infections associées aux soins en Suisse romande : 25 ans après ….

Rev Med Suisse 2018 Apr;14(602):771-772

Service de médecine préventive hospitalière, CHUV, Lausanne.

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April 2018

[Burden of healthcare-associated infections in outpatient care].

Rev Med Suisse 2018 Apr;14(602):784-790

Service de prévention et contrôle de l'infection, HUG et Faculté de médecine, 1211 Genève 14.

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April 2018

[Prevention of influenza in acute care settings : a multimodal intervention].

Rev Med Suisse 2018 Apr;14(602):800-805

Service de prévention et contrôle de l'infection, Direction médicale et qualité, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.

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April 2018

Wiping Is Inferior to Rubbing: A Note of Caution for Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Solutions.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 03 30;39(3):332-335. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

2Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.307DOI Listing
March 2018

Methodology and Background for the World Health Organization Global Guidelines on the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection.

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2018 Jan 4;19(1):33-39. Epub 2017 May 4.

4 WHO Service Delivery and Safety, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/sur.2017.076DOI Listing
January 2018

Hand Hygiene Improvement and Sustainability: Assessing a Breakthrough Collaborative in Western Switzerland.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 12 13;38(12):1420-1427. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

8Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Faculty of Medicine,University of Geneva Hospitals,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.180DOI Listing
December 2017

Shortening the Application Time of Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs to 15 Seconds May Improve the Frequency of Hand Antisepsis Actions in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 12 30;38(12):1430-1434. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

3Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology,Medical University of Vienna,Vienna General Hospital,Vienna,Austria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.217DOI Listing
December 2017

The Effect of Participating in a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Surveillance Network on the Time Trend of SSI Rates: A Systematic Review.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 11 24;38(11):1364-1366. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety,The University of Geneva Hospitalsand Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2017.186DOI Listing
November 2017

Enterococci in orthopaedic infections: Who is at risk getting infected?

J Infect 2017 10 1;75(4):309-314. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Service of Infectious Diseases, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2017.06.008DOI Listing
October 2017

WHO's recommendation for surgical skin antisepsis is premature - Authors' reply.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 10;17(10):1024-1025

Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0558, USA; OASIS Global, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30526-1DOI Listing
October 2017

Efficacy of the World Health Organization-recommended handwashing technique and a modified washing technique to remove Clostridium difficile from hands.

Am J Infect Control 2017 Aug 16;45(8):844-848. Epub 2017 May 16.

Jewish General Hospital Sir Mortimer B. Davis, Montreal, QC, Canada; McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.001DOI Listing
August 2017

Antimicrobial resistance: The complex challenge of measurement to inform policy and the public.

PLoS Med 2017 Aug 17;14(8):e1002378. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002378DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560527PMC
August 2017

One- vs 2-Stage Bursectomy for Septic Olecranon and Prepatellar Bursitis: A Prospective Randomized Trial.

Mayo Clin Proc 2017 07 8;92(7):1061-1069. Epub 2017 Jun 8.

Service of Infectious Diseases, Medico-Economic Control, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; Infection Control Program, Medico-Economic Control, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; WHO Collaboration Center on Patient Safety, Geneva, Switzerland.

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July 2017

Mapping global policy discourse on antimicrobial resistance.

BMJ Glob Health 2017 13;2(2):e000378. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5717922PMC
July 2017

Why language matters: a tour through hand hygiene literature.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 14;6:65. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5471698PMC
June 2017

Determinants of success and sustainability of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene promotion campaign, Italy, 2007-2008 and 2014.

Euro Surveill 2017 Jun;22(23)

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5479978PMC
June 2017

Assessing the Likelihood of Hand-to-Hand Cross-Transmission of Bacteria: An Experimental Study.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 05 22;38(5):553-558. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices,University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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May 2017

Hand Hygiene With Alcohol-Based Hand Rub: How Long Is Long Enough?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 05 7;38(5):547-552. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

1Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety,University of Geneva HospitalsandFaculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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May 2017

Fighting antibiotic resistance is in your hands: May 5, 2017.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 05;17(5):475

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety-Infection Control and Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Hand hygiene electronic monitoring: Are we there yet?

Am J Infect Control 2017 05;45(5):464-465

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety-Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Clean Your Hands 5th May 2017: 'Fight antibiotic resistance - it's in your hands'.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 5;6:39. Epub 2017 May 5.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 4 Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418729PMC
May 2017

Hand hygiene: From research to action.

Authors:
Didier Pittet

J Infect Prev 2017 May 2;18(3):100-102. Epub 2017 May 2.

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety - Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418905PMC
May 2017

Duration of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria - Authors' reply.

Lancet Infect Dis 2017 04;17(4):370-371

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety (Infection Control and Improving Practices), University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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April 2017

Clean your hands on May 5, 2017: Fight antibiotic resistance-it's in your hands.

Am J Infect Control 2017 Apr;45(4):342

Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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April 2017

Revisiting the WHO "How to Handrub" Hand Hygiene Technique: Fingertips First?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 02 7;38(2):230-233. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

1Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety-Infection Control & Improving Practices,University of Geneva Hospitals andFaculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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February 2017

The strategic plan for combating antimicrobial resistance in Gulf Cooperation Council States.

J Infect Public Health 2016 Jul-Aug;9(4):375-85. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

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January 2017

Hand coverage by alcohol-based handrub varies: Volume and hand size matter.

Am J Infect Control 2016 12 24;44(12):1689-1691. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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December 2016

Enhanced performance feedback and patient participation to improve hand hygiene compliance of health-care workers in the setting of established multimodal promotion: a single-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Dec 3;16(12):1345-1355. Epub 2016 Sep 3.

Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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December 2016

Ethanol-based handrubs: Safe for patients and health care workers.

Am J Infect Control 2016 08 15;44(8):858-9. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Infection Control & Improving Practices, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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August 2016

Central-line bundles need a multimodal implementation strategy.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 06 18;16(6):631-632. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

Infection Control Programme, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva 1211, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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June 2016

Predictors of Heavy Stethoscope Contamination Following a Physical Examination.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 06;37(6):673-9

1University of Geneva Hospitalsand Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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June 2016

Should Alcohol-Based Handrub Use Be Customized to Healthcare Workers' Hand Size?

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 Feb 24;37(2):219-21. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

1Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety (Infection Control & Improving Practices),University of Geneva Hospitalsand Faculty of Medicine,Geneva,Switzerland.

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February 2016

International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials.

Lancet 2016 Jan 18;387(10015):296-307. Epub 2015 Nov 18.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA; Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:

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January 2016

Clinical features and viral kinetics in a rapidly cured patient with Ebola virus disease: a case report.

Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Sep 19;15(9):1034-1040. Epub 2015 Jul 19.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland; Laboratory of Virology and Swiss Reference Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland.

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September 2015

Use of hand hygiene agents as a surrogate marker of compliance in Hungarian long-term care facilities: first nationwide survey.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2015 31;4:32. Epub 2015 Jul 31.

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, Geneva, 1205 Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521470PMC
August 2015

Health-care-associated infections--Authors' reply.

Lancet Infect Dis 2015 Jul;15(7):764

Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland; WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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July 2015

Transmission and effect of multiple clusters of seasonal influenza in a Swiss geriatric hospital.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Apr;63(4):739-44

Infectious Diseases Unit, Bolzano Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy; Infection Control Program, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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April 2015

Impact of the first hand sanitizing relay world record on compliance with hand hygiene in a hospital.

Am J Infect Control 2015 Mar;43(3):295-7

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

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March 2015