Hospital Environment Control, Optimisation and Infection Risk Assessment (HECOIRA)

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:11 publications

Grant number: EP/P023312/1

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Key facts

  • Disease

  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Leeds
  • Research Category

    Infection prevention and control

  • Research Subcategory

    IPC in health care settings

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  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group

    Not Applicable

  • Vulnerable Population

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  • Occupations of Interest

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The hospital sampling work will provide valuable data to understand the evolution of environmental contamination in a hospital environment. Published studies to date have taken snapshot samples but give little information of how viral load in the environment changes with space and time. The data is valuable to inform infection control guidelines and to provide data to quantify the transmission of SARS-COV-2 in the environment. There will be an immediate benefit for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as they will have knowledge on the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in their wards. Publication in an international journal will make this available for global researchers.

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The impact of ventilation rate on reducing the microorganisms load in the air and on surfaces in a room-sized chamber.

Modeling fomite-mediated SARS-CoV-2 exposure through personal protective equipment doffing in a hospital environment.

Effects of patient room layout on viral accruement on healthcare professionals' hands.

Use of Multiple Low Cost Carbon Dioxide Sensors to Measure Exhaled Breath Distribution with Face Mask Type and Wearing Behaviour.

Respirators, face masks, and their risk reductions via multiple transmission routes for first responders within an ambulance.

What is the relationship between indoor air quality parameters and airborne microorganisms in hospital environments? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Why is mock care not a good proxy for predicting hand contamination during patient care?

Frequency of hand-to-head, -mouth, -eyes, and -nose contacts for adults and children during eating and non-eating macro-activities.

Bacterial transfer to fingertips during sequential surface contacts with and without gloves.