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Simplified hand hygiene technique resulted in higher adherence than conventional method

Researchers randomly assigned health care workers on 12 hospital wards to use either the conventional six-step method for applying hand rub or a simplified three-step technique, and found similar effectiveness.
November 2018

Maintain vigilance for MERS

We saw this with SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] historically, but here again, part of this is inadequate initial recognition, and of course, inadequate application of infection control procedures,” said Dr. ... Hageman. “Infection control
October 2015

Hospital-level antibiotic use associated with rates of hospital-onset C. diff

Hospitals that used more antibiotics had higher rates of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection, and those that decreased antibiotic use had corresponding drops in C. ... Limitations of the study include its reliance on administrative data and
March 2019

With summer over, time to assess outbreak practices

Infection control specialists can help answer physicians' questions and assist with the proper diagnosis. ... Physicians should work with their infection control and prevention departments to learn which agencies they should provide information to and
September 2014

Review evaluates hospitals' efforts to combat spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms

Most infection prevention and control measures were implemented using a multimodal approach (i.e., three or more components implemented in an integrated way). ... The review authors noted limitations, such as potential publication bias within the
December 2018

Contesting contact precautions

If you want to get a roomful of infection control experts fired up, ask them about contact precautions. ... In infection control, until recently, we have not had that level of science.
April 2014

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

Anthrax checklist, email security

wrote. Hospitals that used more antibiotics had higher rates of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection, and those that decreased antibiotic use had corresponding drops in C. ... Limitations of the study include its reliance on administrative
August 2019

Common curbside consults in infectious disease

2. bacteria from a single specimen for men or women. To be diagnosed with ASB, patients also shouldn't have any symptoms or signs related to urinary tract infection (UTI). ... said. Infection control when treating Ebola is “a whole separate talk,”
January 2015

In the News

The practice recommendations were published in the June Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and are a collaborative effort of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of ... America, the American
July 2014

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