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Yeast of burden

auris infection,” he said. The CDC in November released a set of interim recommendations for diagnosing and treating Candida auris, as well as for infection control measures. ... Infection control measures:In acute care settings, clinicians should
March 2017

Facility-level antibiotic use associated with C. difficile rates in long-term care

Importation of C. difficile was three times more common in long-term care than in acute care, leading the study authors to recommend better coordination of infection control across settings. ... This suggests that it may be wise for health care systems
June 2017

Yogurt: A tasty tool against C. difficile

They tried a new cleaning product,” said Jeanie Ryan, a registered dietitian and member of the hospital's infection control committee. ... Our infection prevention nurse sends out a list every day of patients that are in isolation.
February 2014

Hospital found little C. difficile transmission after discontinuing contact precautions

difficile infection] in acute care hospitals with an effective infection control program, mostly 1- to 2-bed rooms, short contact time (5 days) and a low [C. ... difficile incidence, a predominance of the hypervirulent ribotypes, less effective infection
November 2016

How (and why) to clean a stethoscope

Dr. Edmond and other infection control experts explained why stethoscope decontamination is especially important in the hospital and offered tips for spotless stethoscoping. ... I have felt for a long time that we could think about a personal bundle for
April 2019

Health care-acquired infection rates falling, but vigilance remains necessary

Rates of some health care-acquired infections (HAIs) have decreased in the U.S., but better implementation of existing infection control practices is still necessary, a recent study concluded, especially because ... Data were used to calculate national
March 2016

The white coat of the future

Combined with other strategies, he believes the futuristic fabric can help to improve hospital infection control someday.
August 2011

New guidelines issued on contact precautions for C. diff, resistant infections

The recommendations were published online on Jan. 11 by Infection Control &Hospital Epidemiology. ... The guidance was endorsed by the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the
January 2018

Defeating C. diff

The researchers found that restricting fluoroquinolone prescribing played a major role, while hand washing and other infection control measures—albeit important to control the spread of other infections—did not. ... difficile infection (OR, 3.1).
July 2017

How to test for, and isolate, TB in the hospital

However, TB patients can be found in the hospital—whether because they're diagnosed there or admitted for another condition—and when they are, infection control is a major priority. ... Schraufnagel added. Some factors will negatively affect
May 2015

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