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Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10):1112-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.07.001.

The 24-hour report as an effective monitoring and communication tool in infection prevention and control in nursing homes.

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1
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
2
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI.
3
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address: lonamody@umich.edu.

Abstract

Twenty-four-hour reports are filled out by nurses daily to monitor nursing home residents and document any changes in resident status. Semistructured interviews conducted with ICPs from 12 southeast Michigan nursing homes showed that although 24-hour reports were used, they were not standardized for infection prevention activities. Our results indicate 24-hour reports can be an effective communication tool and potentially aid in early recognition of infections and outbreaks.

KEYWORDS:

Long-term care; Qualitative; Survey

PMID:
25278405
PMCID:
PMC4225146
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2014.07.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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