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Infectious Risk Moments: A Novel, Human Factors–Informed Approach to Infection Prevention

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Clack Lauren, Schmutz Jan, Manser Tanja, Sax Hugo,
Project Human Factors Analysis of Infectious Risk Moments
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume (Issue) 35(8)
Page(s) 1051 - 1055
Title of proceedings Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
DOI 10.1086/677166

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


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.