Dr Harriet Whiley
Whiley, Harriet (Associate Professor)
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Project description

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are one of the most common, significant and preventable complication affecting patients. Waterborne pathogens are a significant cause of nosocomial infections. With hospital tap water described as the most overlooked, important and controllable source of hospital acquired infections (HAI).This study aims to investigate the transmission of plumbing pathogens via aerosolization. Monitoring the transfer of aerosols generated from a range of plumbing setting will identify areas of high risk for patient exposure and cross contamination. This will inform improve infection control protocols and reduce the risk of HAIs.

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