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
Franck, who presented the pilot results at the International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in June. ... In her presentation at the infection control meeting, Ms. Franck offered an action plan for
Antibiotic stewardship programs reduce incidence of C. difficile, multidrug-resistant infections, review finds
The systematic review also found that antibiotic stewardship programs were significantly more effective when implemented along with infection control measures. ... Compared to stewardship programs implemented alone, those that were implemented with
Combined with other strategies, he believes the futuristic fabric can help to improve hospital infection control someday.
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).
Maintain ventilator circuits by changing them only when they are visibly soiled or malfunctioning and by following CDC/Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee guidelines on sterilizing and disinfecting respiratory care ... The full text
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
For example, a study in the February Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology identified some patient factors that could predict risk for PICC bloodstream infection: congestive heart failure, intra-abdominal perforation, Clostridium ... It's not true,
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
Successful treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock depends on the rapid institution of hemodynamic support, empiric treatment of infection, and infection control. ... Before this patient can be evaluated for surgical source control, he needs to be