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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

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.“ All of those interventions seemed to have no effect.”. ... The infection rate for 2013 was on track to match 2012
February 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

A different kind of bundle

Marlene Fishman, MPH, CIC, the director of infection prevention and control for St. ... Building on this success, Ms. Fishman is moving her focus to“ Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients,” a new collaborative initiative by the Association for Professionals
August 2013

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

Antimicrobials: New drugs, new resistance

Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases. ... Now the new hot area is antibiotic stewardship, said Keith Kaye, FACP, at a session on antimicrobial therapy at Internal Medicine 2011.“
June 2011

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. ... difficile cases from acute care, rather than vice versa,”
June 2017

In the News

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
February 2017

Barrier precautions used inconsistently during arterial catheter insertion, survey finds

optimal. They also noted that clinicians underestimated the risk for infection involved with arterial catheters and do not appear to support the use of full barrier precautions.“ This represents a significant ... prevent [bloodstream infections] in the
August 2015

NSTEMI algorithm, metabolic acidemia, and more

Limitations included that no specific control solution was recommended, and future research should look at whether different formulas for sodium bicarbonate infusion affect outcomes. ... lay with improved sterile technique, infection control procedures
February 2019

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