Registered nurse infection control practitioners (“infection preventionists”) were blinded to the study, and performed routine prospective surveillance using definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... The median BSI
Cultures of pressure ulcers should be done only rarely as part of an infection-control surveillance program when screening for specific resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or ... Antiseptic dressings should be used
in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Joint Commission. ... The guidelines are published in the May Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and are part of a larger collection of articles to be published in that journal over the next few
Fakih, who is medical director of infection control services at St. ... John. Prior research had shown that CA-UTIs are the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection.
infective endocarditis.” The editorialists recommended a response focused on infection avoidance. ... At least for those procedures where sterility should be easy to achieve and maintain, the solution is more likely to lay with improved sterile
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
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
Infectious disease experts have many worries. Pandemic viruses, inadequate infection control practices and other problems were discussed at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in Philadelphia ... difficile while
Failures ranged from entering rooms to talk to patients without wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to reaching for one's badge or phone while wearing PPE.
Girard said. The patient, for example, might have contracted a hospital infection that hasn't yet been diagnosed, he said. ... Particularly given the number of patients these days who are further isolated in infection-control rooms, with clinicians and