January issue of AJIC highlights use of personal protective equipment

The January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), now available online, includes articles that focus on various aspects of personal protective equipment (PPE) and its relationship to infection prevention.

Major articles span topics including healthcare worker perceptions as a predictor of PPE uptake, determinants of nurse adherance to use of masks, respiratory hygiene in emergency departments, and development and validation of tools to assess the use of PPE in healthcare. Brief reports examine additional aspects of PPE and also delve into such topics as hand contamination with Aspergillus during demolition work and hepatitis C transmission due to contamination of multi-dose medication vials.

To learn more and access the articles, view the Table of Contents.
About AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
The American Journal of Infection Control (www.ajicjournal.org) covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection preventionists, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. Published by Elsevier, AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL.