While hand hygiene for clinicians is widely recognized as an important component of infection prevention, protocols for patient hand hygiene should also be considered, the study authors said. ... environment surfaces: bed control/bed rail, call
The spread of CRE was simulated under each model and compared to that likely with current infection control. ... State-based public health programs could help hospitals share antibiotic resistance data, test accurately for infections, communicate among
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
Intended as an infection control aid, the assay can be used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. ... The device may cause side effects such as infection, complications of the cornea, epithelial ingrowth, and inflammation.
The percentages of patients with pneumonia, gastrointestinal infection (including and mostly comprising C. ... antibiotic prescribing and infection control, they noted.
As such, inferior infection control practices alone can't explain the higher infection risk with MV-NCs, they said. ... Possible reasons for the higher risk are that health care workers are unaware of the manufacturer's recommendations for MV-NC use, or
Outcomes from clinical studies were laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, influenza-like illness, and workplace absenteeism. ... laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection (RCTs: odds ratio [OR], 0.89 [95% CI, 0.64 to 1.24]; cohort study: OR, 0.43
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).
She has plenty of company on her SSI team: an infection control nurse; representatives from patient services, pharmacy, education and the operating room; an anesthesiologist; and medical and surgical champions. ... Involve pharmacy, infection control and
In early 2007, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's (GBMC) infection control department commissioned a group of nurses to conduct a one-day point prevalence study of compliance with the ... The results were not pretty,” said Stephanie A. Mayoryk, RN,