Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Research

Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Research

Select scholarly journal articles and publications with research contributing to the body of knowledge in infection prevention and control for home-based care (i.e., home health, hospice and palliative care, private duty [skilled and unskilled], and home infusion therapy) (excluding the topics of COVID-19 and monkeypox) include but are not limited to the following items listed below.

  1. Adams, V., Song, J., Shang, J., McDonald, M.V., Dowding, D., Ojo, M., Russell, D. (2020). Infection prevention and control practices in the home environment: Examining enablers and barriers to adherence among home health care nurses. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(6), 721-726. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.10.021
  2. Adawee, M., Cole, S. (2021). Establishing an evidence-based infection surveillance program for home care and hospice: A large Midwest health system’s experience. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(12), 1551-1553. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.08.007
  3. Bakunas-Kenneley, I., & Madigan, E. (2009). Infection prevention and control in home health care: The nurse’s bag. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(8), 687-688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2009.03.004
  4. Brouillette, N.M., Quinn, M.M., & Kriebel, D. (2017). Risk of sharps injuries to home care nurses and aides: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(11), 1072. https://doi:1097/JOM.0000000000001160
  5. Chastain, A., Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., Stone, P., Shang, J. (October 2019). Impact of agency-level policies and priorities upon infection prevention and control in the home environment: Perspectives of home health staff.Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 6(2), S846. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz360.2125
  6. Dowding, D., Russell, D., Trifilio, M., McDonald, M.V., Shang, J. (July 2020). Home care nurses’ identification of patients at risk of infection and their risk mitigation strategies: A qualitative interview study.International Journal of Nursing Studies, 107, 103617. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103617
  7. Harrison, J. M., Dick, A. W., Madigan, E. A., Furuya, E. Y., Chastain, A. M., & Shang, J. (2022). Urinary catheter policies in home healthcare agencies and hospital transfers due to urinary tract infection.American Journal of Infection Control, 50(7), 743-748.https://org/10.1016/j.ajic.2021.11.027
  8. Harrison, J.M., Dick, A.D., Stone, P.W., Chastain, A.M., Sorbero, M., Furuya, E.Y., Shang, J. (2021). Infection trends in home health care, 2013-2018. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 42(11), 1388-1390. https://doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.248
  9. Keller, S. C., Alexander, M., Williams, D., Rock, C., Han, J., Schweizer, M., … & Gorski, L. (2019). Perspectives on central-line–associated bloodstream infection surveillance in home infusion therapy.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology40(6), 729-731. https://doi:10.1017/ice.2019.90
  10. Keller, S. C., Cosgrove, S. E., Kohut, M., Krosche, A., Chang, H. E., Williams, D., & Gurses, A. P. (2019). Hazards from physical attributes of the home environment among patients on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy.American Journal of Infection Control47(4), 425-430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.020
  11. Keller, S., Salinas, A., Williams, D., McGoldrick, M., Gorski, L., Alexander, M., … & Cosgrove, S. E. (2020). Reaching consensus on a home infusion central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance definition via a modified Delphi approach.American Journal of Infection Control48(9), 993-1000. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.12.015
  12. Keller, S. C., Williams, D., Rock, C., Deol, S., Trexler, P., & Cosgrove, S. E. (2018). A new frontier: Central line–associated bloodstream infection surveillance in home infusion therapy.American Journal of Infection Control46(12), 1419-1421. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.09.020
  13. Kenneley, I. (2012). Infection control in home healthcare: An exploratory study of issues for patients and providers. Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(4), 235-45. https://doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31824adb52
  14. McDonald MV, Russell D, Liu J, Woo K, Brickner C, Larson EL, Sridharan S, Dowding D, Adam V, Shang J. (2020). Observation of hand hygiene practices in home health care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(5), 1029-1034. https://doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.07.031
  15. Mork, R. L., Hogan, P. G., Muenks, C. E., Boyle, M. G., Thompson, R. M., Sullivan, M. L., … & Fritz, S. A. (2020). Longitudinal, strain-specific Staphylococcus aureus introduction and transmission events in households of children with community-associated meticillin-resistant S aureus skin and soft tissue infection: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 20(2), 188-198. https://doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30570-5 
  16. Nailon, R. E., & Rupp, M. E. (2019). Surveillance of home health central venous catheter care outcomes: Challenges and future directions.American Journal of Infection Control47(11), 1382-1387.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.177
  17. Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., Chastain, A., Mangal, S., Stone, P., Shang, J. (2020). Home health staff perspectives on infection prevention and control: Implications for Coronavirus Disease 2019. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21(12), 1782-1790.e4. https://doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.10.026
  18. Rinke, M.L., Bundy, D.G., Milstone, A.M., Deuber, K., Chen, A.R., Colantuoni, E., Miller, M.R. (2013). Bringing central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention home: CLABSI definitions and prevention policies in home health care agencies. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 39(8), 361-70. https://doi: 10.1016/s1553-7250(13)39050-3
  19. Russell, D., Dowding, D.W., McDonald, M.V., Adams, V., Rosati, R.J., Larson, E.L., Shang, J. (2018). Factors for compliance with infection control practices in home healthcare: Findings from a survey of nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward infection control. American Journal of Infection Control, 46(11), 1211-1217. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.005
  20. Mohammed, S., & Gorski, L. (2021). Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship in home healthcare.Home Healthcare Now39(5), 238-246. https://doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000001012
  1. Shang, J., Chastain, A.M., Perera, U.G.E., Dick, A.W., Madigan, E.A., Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., Stone, P. (2021). Prior to COVID-19: The state of infection prevention and control at home health agencies in the United States. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 115(3), 103841. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103841
  2. Shang, J., Chastain, A.M., Perera, U.G.E., Quigley, D.D., Fu, C.J., Dick, A.W., Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., Stone, P. (2020). COVID-19 preparedness in U.S. home health agencies. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21(7), 924-927. https://doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.06.002
  3. Shang, J., Dick, A. W., Larson, E. L., & Stone, P. W. (2018). A research agenda for infection prevention in home healthcare.American Journal of Infection Control46(9), 1071-1073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.010
  4. Shang, J., Larson, E., Liu, J., Stone, S. (2015). Infection in home health care: Results from national Outcome and Assessment Information Set data. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(5), 454-459. https://org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.12.017
  5. Shang, J., Ma, C., Poghosyan, L., Dowding, D., Stone, P. (2014). The prevalence of infections and patient risk factors in home health care: A systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(5), 479–484. https://doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.12.018
  6. Shang, J., Russell, D., Dowding, D., McDonald, M.V., Murtaugh, C., Liu, J., Larson, E.L., Sridharan, S., Brickner, C. (2020). A predictive risk model for infection-related hospitalization among home healthcare patients. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 42(3), 136-147. https://doi: 10.1097/jhq.0000000000000214
  7. Shang, J., Wang, J., Adams, V., & Ma, C. (2020). Risk factors for infection in home health care: Analysis of national Outcome and Assessment Information Set data.Research in Nursing & Health43(4), 373-386. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22053
  8. Song, J., Woo, K., Shang, J., Ojo, M., Topaz, M. (2021). Predictive risk models for wound infection-related hospitalization or ED visits in home health care using machine-learning algorithms. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 34(8),1-12. https://doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000755928.30524.22 
  9. Woo, K., Song, J., Adams, V., Block, L., Currie, L., Shang, J., Topaz, M. (2021). Exploring prevalence of wound infections and related patient characteristics in homecare using natural language processing. International Wound Journal, 19, 211-221. https://doi: 10.1111/iwj.13623
  10. Woo, K., Adams, V., Wilson, P., Fu, L., Cato, K., Rossetti, S.C., McDonald, M., Shang, J., Topaz, M. (2021). Identifying urinary tract infection-related information in homecare nursing notes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(5), 1015-1021. https://doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.12.010

 

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