Contamination of Hospital Scrubs

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
J. Kristie Johnson, University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01594580
First received: May 7, 2012
Last updated: May 8, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

This study will test if nurses wearing scrubs treated with an antimicrobial agent while performing patient care will:

- Decrease the amount of bacterial contamination on scrubs at the end of a typical hospital shift during routine use after home laundering

This study will gather information by obtaining swabs from scrubs treated with an antimicrobial and from non-treated scrubs.


Condition Intervention
Bacterial Contamination
Other: Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs
Other: Non-impregnated scrubs

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Novel Agent to Decrease Contamination of Hospital Scrubs

Further study details as provided by University of Maryland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bacterial contamination of scrubs [ Time Frame: Outcome will be assessed at the end of the hospital shift ( approx 8 hours) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Contamination will be defined as:

    • A swab that is determined to be positive for any of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus species, or Gram-negative bacteria after a hospital shift.


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs Other: Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs
Scrubs are impregnated with an antimicrobial product
Placebo Comparator: Non-impregnated scrubs Other: Non-impregnated scrubs

Detailed Description:

The outcome of interest is the contamination of scrubs with Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus species or Gram-negative bacteria as determined by surface swabs of healthcare worker scrubs after a full 8-hour shift. The outcomes will be analyzed both individually and collectively.

Contamination will be defined as:

- A swab that is determined to be positive for any Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus species, or Gram-negative bacteria after a hospital shift.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nursing staff engaging in direct patient care
  • Working in select/participating intensive care and intermediate care units
  • Working at least 8 day shifts in one month (study period)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Unable to provide consent
  • Unable to follow study schedule
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01594580

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: J Kristie Johnson, PhD University of Maryland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: J. Kristie Johnson, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01594580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP-00051506
Study First Received: May 7, 2012
Last Updated: May 8, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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