Characterizing and Comparing the Profile of Microorganisms From Specific Body Sites and Environmental Surfaces in Newly Disinfected Patient Rooms
Overall Aim: To describe and to assess the change in the temporal profile and transmission of microorganisms between patients and environmental surfaces after admission into a newly disinfected room.
Study Activities: Investigators will prospectively and concurrently perform microbiological sampling of body sites (nose, throat, axillae, perineal and wounds) high touch surfaces (e.g. bedside rail, bed surface, toilet seat, IV pump and tray table) for consented adult patients admitted to freshly cleaned patient rooms. The microbiological sampling of body sites is already performed in many units of the hospital as standard of care. Infection and readmission related data from enrolled patients will be collected for upto 1 year after enrollment.
Data analysis: Standard surveillance for hospital-acquired infections will be performed by the infection control group of the hospital. The identity and the nature of micro-organisms colonizing the high touch surfaces of rooms and of patient's body sites will be determined and compared. Risks involved is no more than minimal risk.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Study of the Temporal Profile and Bi-directional Transmission of Microorganisms Between Patients and Environmental Surfaces.|
- Changes in the Profile of Epidemiologically-Important Organism [ Time Frame: Day 3, 7 and each week after enrollment ]
- Time to Change in the Profile of Epidemiologically Important Organism [ Time Frame: Day 3, 7 and each week after enrollment ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Inpatients newly admitted into freshly-cleaned rooms.
Other: No intervention
There is no intervention in this trial
Other Name: There is no intervention in this trial
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01803100
|United States, North Carolina|
|Durham Regional Hospital|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||Luke Chen, MBBS MPH||Duke University|