As 2019 draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to share the most visited posts of 2019 on Reflections. And here they are:
|Blog post||% views of top 10 posts||Year published|
|Do you know your CRO from your CPO from your CRE from your CPE?||11.4||2013|
|Focusing on the role of nurses in environmental hygiene||11.3||2018|
|Hand hygiene and the courage to challenge: a personal reflection||11.1||2019|
|Bad things happen when you don’t do hand hygiene||10.7||2019|
|We need to win hearts and minds to improve hand hygiene practice||10.7||2019|
|Dispersal of CPE from contaminated sinks and drains: a refection from Infection Prevention 2019||9.6||2019|
|CRE can survive on dry surfaces for longer than you may expect||9.3||2014|
|CPE infection prevention and control guidelines: an update||8.8||2019|
|An endless one-sided confidence in Pip-tazo?||8.6||2018|
|Studying bacteriophages: catch-22||8.5||2019|
Some reflections on these Reflections:
- Two subjects dominated the top ten: CPE and hand hygiene. CPE perhaps isn’t surprising – there’s always a lot of breaking news about this pernicious pathogen. But hand hygiene is a bit more surprising – perhaps a suggestion that we have quite a bit further to go with what should be a basic requirement in the provision of healthcare.
- Some older posts are still making the top 10. In fact, the most visited post of 2019 was in fact published way back in 2013 (around definitions of CPO/CPE)!
- There’s a more even spread of posts in the 10 ten this year – in previous years, a small number of posts have seen a lot more visitors.
- We’ve noticed a slight change in the geography of readers, with the US audience now bigger than the European audience; this may have something to do with a bit of a slow-down on the fab Controversies in HAI blog across the pond.
Whilst we’re in reflective mode (see what I did there), this seems like a good opportunity to share with you the results of the survey I ran a few weeks ago about about whether we should get more multi-media on Reflections:
As you can see, the result is that whilst about a third of the 75 people who voted (thanks!) were happy with the ‘text + pic’ format, around two thirds are hankering after more multi-media content, with 36% liking the sound of more video content. We’ll do our best to meet this during 2020!
Finally, a call for bloggers. We love to have guest posts on Reflections, so if something about HCAI or AMR is on your mind, please drop us a line to arrange a guest post.
Here’s to a brilliant 2020.