Study Title and Description
A randomized crossover study of disposable thermometers for prevention of Clostridium difficile and other nosocomial infections.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||A randomized crossover study of disposable thermometers for prevention of Clostridium difficile and other nosocomial infections.|
|Author||Jernigan JA., Siegman-Igra Y., Guerrant RC., Farr BM.|
|Country||University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville 22908, USA.|
Pubmed ID: 9702571
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|Study Design||Crossover RCT|
|Population||Hospital patients admitted to 20 nursing units|
|Category of Intervention||Transmission Interruption - Disposable Thermometers|
|Intervention||Disposable thermometers versus electronic thermometers|
|Outcome||Rate of nosocomial CDI|
|Findings||CDI rates were reduced 44% (95% CI, 21 to 93) with disposable thermometers compared with electronic thermometers. Rates of nosocomial diarrhea or nosocomial infections did not differ significantly between the two groups.|
|Quality Issues||Two wards elected not to use disposable thermometers|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.