The Squina International Centre for Infection Control
The Squina International Centre for Infection Control (CIC)
CIC is a specialist centre hosted by the School of Nursing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, tasked to lead by promoting excellence in the practice of infection prevention and control. It is a multidisciplinary, technological, educational and consultative centre, which benefits from the input of a range of departments within the University.
The newly renovated centre’s facilities and infrastructure enable students, staff and researchers to:
- Conduct research to enhance prevention and control of infection
- Promote healthy behaviours, foster safe and healthy environments
- Provide leadership and training for infectious disease prevention and control
In 2008, the CIC was renamed as the Squina International Centre for Infection Control in recognition of the generous support and donation of HK$2 million by the Squina International Group Limited for furthering the Centre's educational and research activities.
The naming ceremony was officiated by Mr. Meng Qun, Deputy Director of China's Ministry of Health; Dr. the Hon. Leong Che-hung, Executive Council Member of Hong Kong SAR; Mrs. Angel Siu-po Chan Lau, Chairman and CEO of Squina International Group Limited; and Dr. Roy Chung Chi-ping, Court Chairman, PolyU.
The CIC recently underwent an extensive renovation to better accommodate our mission of assuming a leading role in the advancement of the specialty of infection control through professional development and training of health care professionals; the conduct of applied research to enhance prevention and control of infection; and community education to promote healthy behaviours and foster healthy environments. To mark the completion of the renovated centre, a re-opening ceremony was held on Nov 13th 2015. The Guest of Honour at the ceremony was Dr. Dominic Tsang, Chief Infection Control Officer of the Hospital Authority. Other special guests included the Chairman and CEO of the Squina International Group Limited, Professor Angel Chan Lau, her sister Ms Abbie Chan, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the CIC, Dr Wing Hong Seto, the Chair of the Hong Kong Nurses’ Association Ms Conita Lam, the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Professor Maurice Yap, and the Head of School of Nursing, Professor Alex Molasiotis. The re-opening ceremony was an opportunity for us to showcase our newly renovated centre and its state-of-the-art facilities to our distinguished guests, with the aim of raising awareness for our centre and willingness to collaborate with the healthcare profession.
To assume a leading role in the advancement of the specialty of infection control and disease prevention through professional development and training of health care professionals; conduct of research to enhance prevention and control of infection; and community education to promote healthy behaviours and foster a healthy environment.
To assume a leading role in the education of infection control.
- The CIC will continue to organize its modular Certificate Course in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control for Health Care Professionals on an annual basis.
- Other courses will be offered on an ad hoc basis as deemed necessary. These will include short infection control courses to:
- Paramedical professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and optometrists)
- Child care workers
- Elderly attending community centres for the elderly
- Staff employed in the beauty industry
- The CIC regularly responds to requests from within the university to organize workshops and seminars including;
- Short talks to students on infection control during orientation camp;
- Presentations to Library and Catering services staff;
- Workshops on hygiene and environmental decontamination to facilities management personnel
- NEW! MSc Infectious Diseases & Infection Control Stream of MSc Nursing
Students with an interest in this specialist area are invited to register for the Infectious Diseases & Infection Control Stream of the MSc Nursing Programme offered by the School of Nursing. The following subjects will be included:
- Contemporary Infectious Diseases
- Infection Control Practice
- Quality Management of Health Care Services
To engage in applied research activities that contribute to prevention and control of infection.
CIC will focus on innovative research in infection control. Research collaborations at the level of the School, within the faculty and university, and both locally and internationally, will be encouraged.
Strengthen community education to promote health behaviors and foster healthy environments.
CIC will continue its role in community education via health talks to kindergartens, schools, and elderly centres.
Foster strong links with the local infection control community including the Hong Kong Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infection (HKSCMI) and the Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseases (HKSID)
Advisor, Ex-officio of the Squina International Centre for Infection Control (CIC)
Prof. Engle Angela CHAN
Interim Head, School of Nursing
International Research Centre for Advancement of Healthcare Communication (IRCAHC)
Department of English and Communication
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Internal members from School of Nursing
Dr. Margaret O’DONOGHUE, Director
Dr. Kin CHEUNG, Associate Professor
Dr. Lin YANG, Associate Professor
Dr. Cynthia WU, Senior Teaching Fellow
Mr. Timothy LAI, Clinical Associate
Ms. Ivy WONG, Clinical Associate
Mr. Keith FUNG, Clinical Associate
Dr. Rainbow LEE, Advanced Practice Nurse
Ms. Ka Yan KO, Clinical Instructor
Ex-officio members (SN)
Mr. Edmond TONG, Senior Clinical Associate
Mr. Ego HO, Senior Information Technology Officer
Mr. Xavier LEUNG, Laboratory manager
Ms. Sue LIANG (Project Associate)
Ms. Charis TAM (Project Assistant)
Affiliate Faculty Members
Back row: Dr. Olivia Fung (Former internal member), Dr. Simon Lam**, Dr. Lin Yang**, Dr. Margaret O’Donoghue**, Dr. Cynthia Wu**
Front row: Mr. Sony Nai Yeung So*, Dr Danny Wah Kun Tong*, Prof. Alex Molasiotis (Advisor, Ex-officio of the Squina International Centre for Infection Control), Dr. Tak Keung Ng*, Dr. Lorna Suen, Dr. Wai Fong Chan*.
Advisory committee external members*
Advisory Committee members
Dr Tak Keung NG (Chairperson)
Former ICO of Kowloon West Cluster
Dr. Danny Wah Kun TONG
Senior Manager (Nursing)/Principal Nursing Officer, Hospital Authority Head Office.
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing, PolyU
Dr Wai Fong CHAN
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, PolyU
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, CUHK
Ms Yvette Wai Man LAI
Senior Nursing Officer, Infection Control Nurse, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Mr Sony Nai Yeung SO
CND/Nursing Officer (Infection Control Nurse), Kwong Wah Hospital
President, Jason and Jarvis Associates;
Professor, Medicine & Hospital Epidemiology, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
The link of a video http://tinyurl.com/AdaptToAdopt
Professor Didier Pittet’s work saves 5 to 8 million lives every year by focusing on hand hygiene in hospitals. In this fascinating talk that draws parallels from behavior change strategies that take resources, belief and culture into account he explains the global success of this ongoing campaign that depends on letting people adapt their own creativity and ideas to their own needs.
Mask fitting and PPE skill station
Mask fitting and PPE skill station
An undergraduate student undergoes fit testing of an N95 mask
N95 mask fit testing for undergraduate nursing students
Ms Kit Ying So Laboratory manager demonstrates the latest designs in needle safety
Safety on Sharps, Specimen Collection & Waste disposal Handling Skill Station
Dr Sukki Ho, Clinical associate demonstrates safe use of Sharps to undergraduate students
Hand hygiene skill station
Hand hygiene skills station
Hand hygiene skill training using UV light
Gown up and degown area for PPE
Gown up and degown area for PPE
Bronze Award for Hospital bed for SARS ward with special air curtain protection for medical workers. Fifth China International Invention Expo held in Shanghai. 2004
Resource centre library
The Resource Centre
Our meeting room
Education and Training
Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control for Health Care Professionals 2023
|Course name||Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control for Health Care Professionals 2023
||QF4 (HKQF 18 credits)
(QR Registration No.: 21/000505/L4)
Validity period: from 1 September 2021
|Mode of Attendance
||Face-to-face or Online Mode^
|Sub-Module 1||(Fridays) Jan 13, 19 (THURS AM), 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17; Exam: Feb 24 (AM)
||(Thursdays) Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6; Exam: Apr 13 (AM)
||(Thursdays) Apr 13 (PM), 20, 27; May 4, 11; Exam: May 18 (AM)
||09:00 – 17:00 *
|Venue||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Main Campus
|DON'T MISS this opportunity to learn from over forty experts in the field of infectious diseases and infection control!!|
|Target Audience||This course is applicable to ALL healthcare professionals from all healthcare settings such as hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as allied health professionals and other interested/ relevant personnel|
|Certification||Students who have passed and completed the assessments of all three sub-modules,
and attended at least 80% of the course will be presented with a Continuing Education Course Certificate awarded by PolyU.
||Face-to-face class: HK$ 9000 (special offer: HK$ 8500)
Online class#: HK$ 8500 (special offer: HK$ 8100)
Special offer is available for:
- Early bird registration (by 25 November 2022).
- Staff or students of PolyU.
- Alumni of the School of Nursing, PolyU.
- Group registration of five or above.
^In the event of unexpected circumstances, such as an outbreak of infection, it may be necessary to move the teaching of the individual sub-modules online. In such situations, we cannot guarantee that laboratory sessions and hospital visits would proceed.
*Subject to finalisation of speaker arrangement, there may be minor changes in schedule
#Online mode will not include laboratory session or clinical visit.
About the course
We have revised and expanded our programme to bring you three sub-modules that provide a strong foundation in infectious diseases, followed by a detailed review of the latest infection control practices. Finally, participants will be introduced to the challenges of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, outbreaks of infection, tropical diseases, and the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance.
Sub-module 1: Contemporary infectious Diseases
Comprised of lectures on the aetiology, transmission mechanisms, and pathogenesis, of common infectious agents in healthcare settings and the community. A wide range of infections of clinical significance will be discussed including those caused by multi-drug resistant organisms in the healthcare settings, blood-borne pathogens, and emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, Ebola haemorrhaging fever, and pandemic influenza. Participants will have an opportunity to reinforce their understanding through a visit to the microbiology laboratory.
Sub-module 2: Infection Control Concepts and Practice
Enhances participants’ awareness of infection control concepts, examines current guidelines on infection prevention and control, discusses challenges such as caring for the immunocompromised host and ensuring patient safety during construction and renovation projects in healthcare facilities. The role of the infection control nurse, the importance of data collection and surveillance for infection will be discussed.
A clinical visit to the isolation wards, a renal dialysis centre, laundry services and the central sterile supply department will deepen the learning experience for participants.
Sub-module 3: Special Issues of concern in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
This submodule will address topics such as weapons of mass destruction; the use of simulation training in infectious diseases education; mathematical modelling for infection control; travel related infections, research in infectious disease prevention and infection control, and infection control accreditation and continuous quality improvement.
Testimonials from previous participants
- 'All the course materials are very up to date. Most of the lectures covered very important content and lots of fun facts to share! Love this course!'
- 'A well-structured program providing learners with a comprehensive understanding on infectious diseases and infection control. The information is up-to-date, practical and interesting. Highly recommend it to healthcare colleagues.'
- 'Update infection control knowledge and tutor experience sharing very useful applications to clinical work. This course is very practical to me. I am willing to recommend this course to others!'
- 'This course opened the gateway to knowledge of infection control. Broad range of topics strengthened my daily work in infection control practice.'
- 'The content is relevant to practice. interactive learning by means of Q&A via chat box which facilitates discussion of current practice issues'
- 'The course is very inspiring for participants. The course is not only focused on traditional infection control concepts but also innovative contents for participants to learn, especially in engineering building in infection control.'
- 'It is useful in my work and updated my infection control knowledge'
- 'Well organized course with experienced speakers'
Payment Methods for Course Fee
Details of how to pay will be sent to you via email once we have received your registration.
Please note: According to the School's Refund Policy, course fees paid are normally not refundable, except cases of unsuccessful applications/ course cancellation. Fees paid and places allocated are not transferrable.
Miss Charis Tam
Tel: (852) 2766 4132
Is now open for applications!
Register now: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/pfs/index.php/435355?lang=en
To ensure the quality of our course, we have a limited quota, first-come, first-served!
Early bird (Registration & Payment): 25 November 2022 (Friday)
Registration: 23 December 2022 (Friday)
Payment: 30 December 2022 (Friday)
Students interested in graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing (Infectious Diseases and Infection Control) must take the following core specialist subjects:
- SN5118 Contemporary Infectious Diseases
- SN5022 Infection Control Practice
- SN5181 Quality Management of Health Care Services
Students must also complete a dissertation or Clinical Practicum Project in IDIC.
For further details about our programme, please click on this link.
If you have specific questions about the IDIC specialty, please contact the Stream coordinator Dr Margaret O’DONOGHUE at email@example.com or Ms. Helen CHAN (administrative support) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Funding Support|
|Effects of indoor environmental factors on influenza like illness in the older population of Hong Kong||Lin YANG (Dr)||Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council (RGC)
|Evaluation of personal protective equipment for preventing Ebola transmission in terms of degree of contamination during doffing, protocol violations, and perceived usability level
||Lorna SUEN (Dr)||Infection Control Research Fund, School of Nursing, PolyU.|
|Effectiveness of Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) irradiation for inactivation of multi-drug resistant organisms (Completed)||Margaret O'DONOGHUE (Dr)||Infection Control Research Fund, School of Nursing, PolyU.|
|Comparison of respiratory protection and comfort of different types of N95 masks during nursing procedures in a simulated clinical setting.
(Collaborated with the Bio and Healthcare Sector, Nano and Advanced Materials Research Institute) (Completed)
|Lorna SUEN (Dr)||Departmental General Research Fund, School of Nursing, PolyU|
|Assessment of In-use Reliability of N95 Respirators for Respiratory Protection of Health Care Workers (Completed)||Lorna SUEN (Dr)||Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses’ Association|
|Prevalence of Carriage and Characterisation of Strains of Staphylococcus aureus from Elderly Living in the Community (Completed)||Margaret O’DONOGHUE (Dr)||Infection Control Research Fund, School of Nursing, PolyU|
|Acceptability of Alcohol Based Hand Rub for Hand Hygiene and Evaluation of an Education Programme for Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance and Reducing Hand and Near-patient Environmental Contamination in Elderly Subjects in Long Term Care
|Margaret O’DONOGHUE (Dr)||Departmental General Research Funds, School of Nursing, PolyU|
|Epidemiological Studies on Influenza Vaccination among Household Contacts of High Risk Populations (Completed)||Lin YANG (Dr)||Departmental General Research Funds, School of Nursing, PolyU|
|Healthcare Utilization Associated with Acute Respiratory Diseases (Completed)||Lin YANG (Dr)||Infection Control Research Fund, School of Nursing, PolyU|
Category: Personal Protective Equipment & Standard Precautions
- de Carvalho, M. J., Pereira, F. M. V., Gir, E., Lam, S. C., Barbosa, C. P. (2016). Investigating compliance with standard precautions during residency physicians in gynecology and obstetrics. CLINICS, 71(7), 387-391
- Lam, S. C.*, Lee, J. K. L., Lee, L. Y. K., Wong, K. F., & Lee, C. N. Y. (2011). Respiratory protection by respirators: The predictive value of user-seal-check for the fit determination in healthcare settings. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(4), 402-403. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Lee, J. K. L., Yau, S. Y., & Charm, C. Y. C. (2011) Sensitivity and specificity of the user-seal-check in determining the fit of N95 respirators. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77, 252-256. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Lui, A. K. F., Lee, L. Y. K., Lee, J. K. L., Wong, K. F., & Lee, C. N. Y. (2016). Evaluation of the user-seal-check on gross leakage detection of three different designs of N95 filtering facepiece respirators. American Journal of Infection Control, 44, 579-86. (*Corresponding Author)
- Suen, L.K.P., Guo, Y.P., Tong, D.W.K., Leung, P.H.M., Lung, D., Ng, M.S.P., Lai, T.K.H., Lo, K.Y.K., Au-Yeung, C.H. & Yu, W. (2018). Self-contamination during doffing of personal protective equipment by health care workers to prevent Ebola transmission. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 7:157 (9 pages). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-018-0433-y
- Suen, L.K.P., Yang, L., Ho, S.S.K., Fung, K.H.K., Boost, M.V., Wu, C.S.T., Au-Yeung, C.H. & O'Donoghue, M. (2017). Reliability of N95 respirators for respiratory protection before, during and after nursing procedures. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(2017): 974-978.
- Wong, T.K.S., Chung J.W.Y., Li, Y., Chan, W.F, Ching, P.T.Y., Lam, C.H.S., Chow, C.B., & Seto, W.H. (2004). Effective personal protective clothing for health care workers attending patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome. American Journal of Infection Control, 32(2), 90-96.
Category: Influenza and Respiratory Tract Infections
- Cao, P.H., Wang, X., Fang, S.S., Cheng, X.W., Chan, K.P., Wang, X.L., Lu, X., Wu, C.L., Tang, X.J., Zhang, R.L., Ma, H.W., Cheng, J.Q., Wong, C.M., & Yang, L. (2014). Forecasting influenza epidemics from multi-stream surveillance data in a subtropical city of China. PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92945.
- Cao, P.H., Wong, C.M., Chan, K.H., Wang, X.L., Chan, K.P., Peiris, J.S.M., Poon, L.L.M., Yang, L. (2016) Age-specific genetic and antigenic variations of influenza A viruses in Hong Kong, 2013-2014. Scientific Reports, 6:30260.
- Chan W.F. & Wong, T.K. (2007). Preparing for pandemic influenza: Revisit the basics. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 1858-1864.
- He, D.H., Lui, R., Wang, L., Tse, C.K., Yang, L., & Stone, L. (2015). Global spatio-temporal patterns of influenza in the post-pandemic era. Scientific Reports. 5:11013.
- Lee, P.H., Cowling, B., Yang, L. (2016). Seasonal influenza vaccination among Chinese healthcare workers. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(5): 575-578.
- Meng, H.Q., Liao, Q.Y., Suen, L.K.P., O'Donoghue, M., Wong, C.M., Yang, L. (2016). Healthcare seeking behavior of patients with influenza like illness: comparison of the summer and winter influenza epidemics. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16:499.
- Wang, X.L.^, Yang, L.^, He, D.H., Chiu, A.P.Y., Chan, K.H., Chan, K.P., Guo, Q., Zhou, M.G., Wong, C.M., & Hu, W.B. (2017). Different responses of Influenza epidemic to weather factors among Shanghai, Hong Kong and British Columbia. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(6): 1043-1053 (^Co-first-author).
- Wang X.L., Yang L., Chan K.H., Chan K.P., Cao P.H., Lau H.Y., Peiris J.S.M., & Wong C.M. (2015). Age and sex differences in rates of influenza-associated hospitalizations in hong kong. American Journal of Epidemiology, 182(4):335-344.
- Yang, L., Chan, K.P., Lee, R.S.Y., Chan, W.M., Lai, H.K., Thach, T.Q., Chan, K.H., Lam, T.H., Peiris, J.S.M, & Wong C.M. (2013). Obesity and influenza associated mortality: evidence from an elderly cohort in Hong Kong. Preventive Medicine, 56(2):118-123.
- Yang, L., Chan, K.H., Suen, L.K.P., Chan, K.P., Wang, X.L., Cao, P.H., He, D.H., Peiris, J.S.M., & Wong, C.M. (2015). Age-specific epidemic waves of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in a subtropical city. Scientific Reports, 5: 10390.
- Yang, L., Chan, K.H., Suen, L.K.P., Chan, K.P., Wang, X.L., Cao, P.H., He, D.H., Peiris, J.S.M., & Wong, C.M. (2015). Impact of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic on age-specific epidemic curves of other respiratory viruses: a comparison of pre-pandemic, pandemic and post-pandemic periods in a subtropical city. PLoS ONE, 10(4): e0125447.
Category: Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens
- Boost, M.V., Ho, J., Guardabassi, L., & O’Donoghue M.M. (2013) Colonization of butchers with livestock associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Zoonoses and Public Health, 60 (8): 572-576.
- Boost, M.V., Wong, A., Ho, J., & O’Donoghue, M.M. (2013). Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from retail meats in Hong Kong. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 10(8): 705-710.
- Ho, J., O'Donoghue, M.M., & Boost, M.V. (2014). Occupational exposure to raw meat: A newly-recognized risk factor for Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization amongst food handlers. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217: 347-353.
- Ho, J., Boost, M.V., & O'Donoghue, M.M. (2015). Prevalence of enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus aureus colonizing food handlers: Does nasal carriage status matter? European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 34 (11):2177-2181.
- Ho, J., Boost, M.V., O'Donoghue, M.M. (2015). Sustainable reduction of nasal colonization and hand contamination with Staphylococcus aureus in food handlers, 2002-2011. Epidemiology & Infection, 143(8):1751-1760.
- Ho, J, Boost, M.V., O'Donoghue, M.M. (2015). Tracking sources of Staphylococcus aureus hand contamination in food handlers by spa typing. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(7):759-761.
- Kwok, G., O’Donoghue, M.M., Doddangoudar, V.C., Ho, J., & Boost M.V. (2013). Reduced vancomycin susceptibility in porcine ST9 MRSA isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4:316.
- Lee, R.L.P, Leung, P.H.M, Wong, T.K.S. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of topical tea tree preparation for MRSA colonized wounds. International Journal of Nursing Science, 1(1): 7-14.
- O’Donoghue, M.M., Doddangoudar, V.C., Tsang, D.N.C., Boost, M.V. (2015). Importance of early detection of vancomycin resistant sub-populations in apparently susceptible methicillin-resistant. Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 3(2): 64-68.
- O'Donoghue, M.M., Ng, S.H., Suen, L.K.P., & Boost, M.V. (2016). A quasi-experimental study to determine the effects of a multifaceted educational intervention on hand hygiene compliance in a radiography unit. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 5:36.
- Wong, T.F., Zhang, M., O’Donoghue, M.M., Boost, M.V. (2013). Presence of antiseptic resistance genes in porcine methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Veterinary Microbiology, 162:977-979.
- Young, C.P., O'Donoghue, M.M., Ho, J., & Boost, M.V. (2014). High levels of Staphylococcus aureus contamination in Chinese-style roast pork. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 11:552-554.
- Cheung, K., Ho, S.M.S., & Lam, W. (2017). Factors affecting the willingness of nursing students to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination: A large-scale cross-sectional study. Vaccine, 35(11): 1482-1487.
- Yang, L., Cowling, B., Liao, Q.Y. (2015). Intention to receive influenza vaccination prior to the summer influenza season in adults of Hong Kong. Vaccine, 33(48): 6525-6528.
- Yang, L.*, Nan, H.R., Liang, J., Chan, Y.H., Chan, L., Sum, W.M., Kwan, Y.M., Zhou, F.F., Meng, H.Q., Suen, L.K.P. (2017). Influenza vaccination in older people with diabetes and their household contacts. Vaccine, 35(6): 889-896. (*Corresponding author)
Category: Hand hygiene
- Au, W.H., Suen, L.K.P.* & Kwok, Y.L. (2010). Handwashing programme in kindergarten: A pilot study. Health Education, 110(1): 5-16. (*Corresponding Author)
- Suen, L.K.P., Siu, G.K.H., Guo, Y.P., Yeung, S.K.W., Lo, K.Y.K. & O’Donoghue, M. (2019). The public washroom - friend or foe? An observational study of washroom cleanliness combined with microbiological investigation of hand hygiene facilities. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 8:47 (6 pages). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0500-z
- Suen, L.K.P., So, Z.Y.Y., Yeung, S.K.W., Lo, K.Y.K. & Lam, S.C. (2019). Epidemiological investigation on hand hygiene knowledge and behaviours: A cross-sectional study on gender disparity. BMC Public Health. 19:401 (14 pages). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6705-5
- Suen, L.K.P., Wong, J.W.S., Lo, K.Y.K. & Lai, T.K.H. (2019).The use of hand scanner to enhance hand hygiene practice among nursing students: A single-blinded feasibility study. Nurse Education Today, May;76:137-147. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.01.013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.01.013
Category: Infection Control & Nursing
- Cheung, K., Ching, S.Y., Chang, K.P., & Ho, S.C. (2012). Prevalence of and risk factors for needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing students in Hong Kong. American Journal of Infection Control , 40(10), 997-1001.
- Cheung, K., Chan, C.K., Chang, M.Y., Chu, P.H., Fung, W.F., Kwan, K.C., Lau, N.Y., Li, W.K., & Mak, H.M. (2015). Predictors for compliance of standard precautions among nursing students. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(7), 729-734.
- Chan, W.F., Adamson, B., Chung J.W.Y., & Chow, M.C.M. (2011). Validity and reliability of the proposed core competency for infection control nurses of hospitals in Hong Kong. American Journal of Infection Control , 39, e11-e13.
- Lam, S. C.* (2011). Universal to standard precautions in disease prevention: Preliminary development of compliance scale for clinical nursing. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(12): 1533-1539. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.* (2014). Validation and cross-cultural pilot testing of Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale: Self-administered instrument for clinical nurses. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(5): 547-555. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Ho, Y. C., Chan, J. T. W., Lam, G. W. C., Au, M. F., Sham, C. K. N., Hui, W. S., Lai, E. I. Y., Or, C. W. T., Chan, F. H., & Pong, C. S. N. (2012). Psychometric testing of Compliance with Universal Precautions scale in clinical nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21: 1486-1489. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Fung, E. S. S., Hon, L. K. Y., Ip, M. P. Y., & Chan, J. H. T. (2010). Nursing students' compliance with universal precautions in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19: 3247-3250. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Lee, L. Y. K., & Tiu, M. M. H. (2009). Impact of infection control measures on psychosocial health: A study on the post-stroke elders. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18: 3507-3509. (*Corresponding Author)
- Lam, S. C.*, Pereira, F. M. V., Mersal, F. A., Samur, M., İntepeler, Ş. S., & Gir, E. (2017). Cross-cultural study of compliance with standard precautions among nurses: Insights for the future steps. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(6): S82-S83. (*Corresponding Author)
- Pereira, F. M. V., Lam, S. C.^, Chan, J. H. M., Malaguti-Toffano, S. E., & Gir, E. (2015). Difference of compliance with standard precautions between the nursing staff in Brazil and Hong Kong. American Journal of Infection Control, 43: 769-772. (^Co-first-author)
- Pereira, F. M. V., Lam, S. C., & Gir, E. (2017). Cultural adaptation and reliability of the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS) for nurses in Brazil. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 25:e2850.
Category: Other infectious diseases
- Guo C., Yang L., Ou C.Q., Li L., Zhuang Y., Yang J., Zhou Y.X., Qian J, Chen P.Y., & Liu Q.Y. (2015). Malaria incidence from 2005-2013 and its associations with meteorological factors in Guangdong, China. Malaria Journal. 14:116.
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