difficile infection relative to the low occupancy group (odds ratio, 0.96; 95% CI, 0.70 to 1.31). ... difficile infection],” they said, noting variations in staffing, policies, practices, and procedures during different stages of occupancy.
Legislators, payers and quality-of-care advocates across the nation are considering requiring hospitals to report ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates as a way to benchmark quality of care and penalize poor performers.
Results were published in the October 2013 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. ... They also noted that rapid delivery of PCI could have limited infarct sizes to the point that glucose control didn't provide further benefits.
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,”
The percentages of patients with pneumonia, gastrointestinal infection (including and mostly comprising C. ... antibiotic prescribing and infection control, they noted.
Results were published online by Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on July 26. ... period. The mean age in both the heart failure group and the control group was 58 years.
auris infection,” he said. The CDC in November released a set of interim recommendations for diagnosing and treating Candida auris, as well as for infection control measures. ... Infection control measures: In acute care settings, clinicians should
Rates of some health care-acquired infections (HAIs) have decreased in the U.S., but better implementation of existing infection control practices is still necessary, a recent study concluded, especially because ... Data were used to calculate national
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
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).“