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Infectious diseases

The seven recommendations, which were published on the CDC's website, urge health care facilities to take a multifaceted approach to measles infection prevention and control, including the following measures. ... Establish reporting within hospitals and
July 2019

Is it time to end routine catheter replacement?

Mermel, DO, FACP, medical director of the epidemiology and infection control department at Rhode Island Hospital and professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. ... Healthcare Infection Control Practices
January 2013

Chlorhexidine bathing wasn't effective for preventing infections on the wards

On the primary outcome of unit-attributable MRSA-positive or VRE-positive clinical cultures, the control and intervention groups both saw decreases between the baseline and intervention periods and the difference ... Similar decolonization strategies
March 2019

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

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

High inpatient occupancy levels associated with lower risk of hospital-acquired C. diff

The inverse relationship between C. difficile infection and admission occupancy was contrary to the authors' expectations. ... difficile infection],” they said, noting variations in staffing, policies, practices, and procedures during different stages
July 2018

Do your clothes matter?

Afterward, 62% voted for scrubs and 22% for smart attire. In 2009, Virginia Commonwealth's infection control committee recommended that doctors treating hospitalized patients avoid the white coat and a tie, ... In 2013, a new infection control strategy
August 2013

Hospital cleaning bundle reduced incidence of health care-associated VRE infections

difficile infection (2.34 to 2.52 per 10,000 occupied bed-days; relative risk, 1.07; P=0.4655) did not change significantly. ... aureus bacteremia and C. difficile infection did not significantly decrease in the trial, an accompanying editorial noted.
March 2019

Working together to stop superbugs

Of course. Hospitalists are familiar with typical inpatient antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention strategies. ... CRE at the time of admission and apply timely infection control precautions.
September 2019

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