Publications (recent)

Grimmond T, Neelakanta A, Miller M, Saiyed A, Gill P, Jennifer Cadnum J, Olmsted R, Donskey C, Pate K, Miller K. A microbiological study to investigate the carriage and transmission potential of Clostridium difficile spores on single-use and reusable sharps containers. Am J Infect Control. 2018 May 22 (Epub ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.206.

 

Grimmond T and Good L. Exposure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.) 2015: A national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood

exposures among health care workers in US hospitals.  Am J Infect Control 2017;45(11):1218–1223. doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.05.023.DOI:

 

Good L & Grimmond T. Proven Strategies to Prevent Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure in EXPO-S.T.O.P. Hospitals. J Assoc Occ Hlth Prof 2017:36(1);1-5.

 

Brown C, Dally M, Grimmond T & Good L. Exposure Study of Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.): An update of a national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among HCW in US hospitals. J Assoc Occup Hlth 2016;36(1):37-42

 

Grimmond T and Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P.-2012: Year two of a national survey of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among healthcare workers in USA hospitals. J Assoc Occ Hlth Prof 2015;35(2):52-57

 

Grimmond T and Naisoro W. Sharps injury reduction: A 6-year, 3-phase study comparing use of a small patient-room sharps disposal container with a larger engineered container., J Infect Prev 2014;15 (5):170-174. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177414543088

 

Grimmond T. Frequency of use and activation of safety-engineered sharps devices: a sharps container audit in five Australian capital cities. Healthcare infection 2014;19(3):95-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI14009.

 

De Sousa F, Martin D and Grimmond T. The impact of a liner-less reusable clinical waste bin system on costs, waste volumes and infection risk in an Australian acute-care hospital. Healthcare Infection, 2014, 19, 76–80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI13048 .

 

Grimmond T. The Effect of Temperature, Needle Gauge and Wall Thickness on the Force Required for Needles to Puncture Sharps Containers. J Clin Engin 2014;39(2):71-5.

 

Grimmond T. Use and activation of safety engineered sharps devices in a sample of 5 Florida healthcare facilities. J Assoc Occ Hlth Prof 2014;34(1):13-15.

 

Grimmond T and Good L. EXPO-S.T.O.P.: A national survey and estimate of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood exposures among healthcare workers in USA. J Assoc Occ Hlth Prof 2013;33(4):31-36.

 

Grimmond T. Using reusable containers for hospital waste – is there an infection risk? South Afr J Epidemiol Infect 2013;28(4):197-201.

 

Grimmond T and Reiner S. Impact on Carbon Footprint: An LCA of Disposable vs Reusable Sharps Containers in a Large US Hospital. Waste Management & Research 2012;30:639-642.

 

Grimmond T, Bylund S, Anglea C, at al. Sharps injury reduction using a sharps container with enhanced engineering: A 28 hospital nonrandomized intervention and cohort study. Am J Infect Control 2010;38:799-805.

 

Grimmond T, Rings T, Taylor C, Creech R, R. Kampen R, W. Kable W, et al. Sharps Injury Reduction Using Sharpsmart – A Reusable Sharps Management System. J Hosp Infect 2003;54(3): 232-238