Current studies focusing on the HealthySole device.

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Evaluation of a UVC Based Shoe Sole Decontamination Device to Reduce Pathogen Colonization on Floors

T. Rashid, K. Poblete, J. Amadio, I. Hasan, K. Begum, M.J. Alam, K.W. Garey

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA


Poster

Using UV Light to Decrease Clostridium Difficile Spores in Pediatric Oncology Rooms

William Gaylord MD, Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro MD, David Levine PhD, June Hanks PhD, Henry Spratt PhD

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga - Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Poster

In-Vitro Evaluation of a Shoe-Sole Microbial Decontamination Device : Clinical Study

T. Rashid, K. Poblete, J. Amadio, I. Hasan, K. Begum, M.J. Alam, K.W. Garey

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA


Antibacterial Activity and Sanitizing Efficacy of HealthySole’s Shoe UV Device

Microchem Laboratory, Round Rock, TX, USA


HealthySole Plus Exposure 97.35% Pixel Analysis

Frank Mascarich, B.S. CSE


The problem of shoes in HealthCare Facilities. These studies help prove the need for a product like HealthySole within any infectious control system.

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Evaluation of Hospital Floors as a Potential Source of Pathogen Dissemination

Sreelatha Koganti, Heba Alhmidi, Myreen E. Tomas, Jennifer L. Cadnum, Annette Jencson and Curtis J. Donskey

Evaluation of Hospital Floors as a Potential Source of Pathogen Dissemination Using a Nonpathogenic Virus as a Surrogate Marker. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1017/ice.2016.181.


Shoe Soles as a Potential Vector for Pathogen Transmission

T. Rashid, H.M. VonVille, I. Hasan and K.W. Garey

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA


Physician as an Infective Vector at a Department of Surgery

Katarzyna Paduszyńska, LudmiŁA Gagis, Monika Rucińska, Lech Pomorski

Department of General and Oncological Surgery, University Hospital and Educational Centre of Medical University in Łódź and Department of Laboratory Diagnostics Provincial Specialist Hospital in Zgierz, Poland


Theatre Shoes - A Link in the Common Pathway of Postoperative Wound Infection

Rouin Amirfeyz, Andrew Tasker, Sami Ali, Karen Bowker, Ashley Blom

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham; UK Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK; Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol, UK


Prevalence of Toxigenic C. Diff, C. Perfringens and Enterococcus on Shoe-Bottoms From Hospital System

Poster

M. Jahangir Alam , Jacob K McPherson, Julie Miranda, Sangeetha S. Fernando, Lynn Le, Jonathan Amadio, Kevin W. Garey

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX


Footwear Practices and Operating Room Contamination

Gina Copp, Linda Slezak, Nancy Dudley, Claire B Mailhot


Contaminated Operating Room Boots: The Potential for Infections

Meena Agarwal, MBBS, DIP.UROL, PhD, FRCS (UROL)a,b Peter Hamilton-Stewart, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEda, Ronald A. Dixon, MSc, PhDb

Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK


Patient Shoe Covers: Transferring Bacteria from the Floor Onto Surgical Bedsheets

Justin Galvin BSc, Ahmad Almatroudi MPH, Karen Vickery PhD, Anand Deva MBBS, Lillian Kelly Oliveira Lopes MN, Dayane de Melo Costa MN, Honghua Hu PhD

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Faculty of Nursing, Federal University of Goias, Goias, Brazil


While we do our best to mitigate floor contamination, we have assumed the issue is less troubling than it truly is. These studies help illustrate how what is on the floor effects and contaminates many other aspects of the hospital environment.

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Are Hospital Floors an Underappreciated Reservoir for Transmission of Health Care-Associated Pathogenes?

Abhishek Deshpande MD, PhD, Jennifer L. Cadnum BS, Dennis Fertelli BS, Brett Sitzlar BS, MPH, Priyaleela Thota MD, Thriveen S. Mana MS, MBA, Annette Jencson MT, CIC, Heba Alhmidi MD, Sreelatha Koganti MD, Curtis J. Donskey MD

Medicine Institute Center for Value Based Care, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH; Research Service, Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


Clinical Bacterial Isolates from Hospital Environment as Agents of Surgical Wound Nosocomial Infections

Razaq F. Atata, Yakubu K. E. Ibrahim, Philip F. Olurinola, Abdulganiyu Giwa, Aliu A. Akanbi II and Ali A. Sani

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin. Nigeria. Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri. Nigeria. Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin. Nigeria. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri. Nigeria


Mechanisms for Floor Surfaces or Environmental Ground Contamination to Cause Human Infection

T. Rashid, H. Vonville, I. Hasan & K. W. Garey

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA; UT Health School of Public Health, Houston TX, USA; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


Ward Floors and Other Surfaces as Reservoirs of Hospital Infection

G. A. Jayliffe, B. J. Collins & E. J. Lowbury

Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, Summerfield Hospital, Birmingham Accident Hospital


Traffic Flow in the Operating Room: An Explorative and Descriptive Study on Air Quality During Orthopedic Trauma Implant Surgery

Annette Erichsen Andersson RN, Ingrid Bergh RN, PhDc, Jón Karlsson MD, PhD Bengt Eriksson MD, PhD, Kerstin Nilsson RN, PhD

Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden b Department of Anesthesia, Surgery and Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden c School of Life Sciences, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden Department of Orthopedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


Studies and evidence focused around illustrating how shoe booties and other shoe covers can actually spread pathogens, not mitigate them them.

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Contaminated Operating Theatre Foot Wear: A Potential Source of Healthcare Associated Infections in a Northern Nigerian Hospital

Emmanuel O Nwankwo, Azeez O Akande

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences Kogi State University, Ayangba., Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Bayero University, PMB 3011, Kano, Nigeria.


To determine the Effect of Wearing Shoe Covers by Medical Staff on Infection Rates, Mortality and Length of Stay in Intensive Care Unit

Ali Z, Qadeer A, Akhtar A.

To determine the effect of wearing shoe covers by medical staff and visitors on infection rates, mortality and length of stay in Intensive Care Unit. Pak J Med Sci 2014;30(2):272-275.


Impact of Protective Footwear on Floor and Air Contamination of Intensive Care Units

Lt A Gupta, Brig AC Anand, VSM, Lt Col SK Chumber, Wg Cdr VK Sashindran, SR Patrikar


Protective Over-Shoes are Unnecessary in a Day Surgery Unit

N. C. Weightman and K. R. Banfield

Departments of Microbiology and *Infection Control, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 IJG, UK


Blood-Saturated Operative-Room Shoe Covers

PAULR.SUMMERS,MD SaltLakeCity,Utah; MANOJ K.BISWAS,MD S.G.PORTERA LINDAMOORE,PhD New Orleans,Louisiana


Resources on how pathogens will transmit through the air and rest on touch surfaces. What’s on the floor does not stay on the floor.

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Denina Hospodsky, Jing Qian1¤a, William W. Nazaroff, Naomichi Yamamoto, Kyle Bibby, Hamid Rismani-Yazdi1¤b, Jordan Peccia1

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America; Japan Society of the Promotion of Science, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Reaerosolization of Spores from Flooring Surfaces to Assess the Risk of Dissemination and Transmission of Infections

Susan Paton, Katy-Anne Thompson, Simon R. Parks, Allan M. Bennett

Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom


Generation and Behavior of Airborne Particles (Aerosols)

Paul Baron

Division of Applied Technology; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention