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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Health Care–Associated Infection Outbreak Investigations in Outpatient Settings, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2000−2012

Kelsey OYongComments to Author , Laura Coelho, Elizabeth Bancroft, and Dawn Terashita
Author affiliations: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (K. OYong, D. Terashita); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L. Coelho); Independent Consultant, Los Angeles (E. Bancroft)

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Table 4

Infection control breaches noted in outbreak investigations, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2000–2012

Infection control breach No. (%) outbreak investigations
Injection safety 10 (35.7)
Injection preparation technique and 
environment 7 (25.0)
Single-use medication policies 2 (7.1)
Logging exposure events 2 (7.1)
Equipment processing and sterilization 10 (35.7)
Log of equipment maintenance 2 (7.1)
Documentation or manuals for equipment 2 (7.1)
Medication documentation 7 (25.0)
Dosage or lot number 3 (10.7)
Open date or expiration date 5 (17.9)
Environmental cleaning 6 (21.4)
Hand hygiene 5 (17.9)
Personal protective equipment 3 (10.7)
Proper glove use 2 (7.1)
Documentation of infection control policies and procedures 5 (17.9)
Credentials of staff 5 (17.9)
Single-use equipment (e.g., blood glucose meters) 4 (14.3)
Knowledge and adherence to policies and procedures 4 (14.3)

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