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Journal watch: Recent studies of note

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
March 2010

Aiming for zero

Koll, FACP, chief of infection control. Just having a climate of safety can make nurses more comfortable, said Elizabeth A. ... Griffin said. A first step is realizing that some infections might have special causes or that some patients are so sick
June 2007

Hospital found little C. difficile transmission after discontinuing contact precautions

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
November 2016

It isn't easy being green

Chou investigated how the furniture and finishings would hold up to her hospital's infection control practices. ... Chou, the staff support zone has been expanded with special space for infection control supplies.
April 2009

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

Recent Research

Attention to pain control and other symptoms can reasonably include selective surgical intervention.”. ... The authors attempted to balance visitor and patient safety, potential pathogen spread, psychosocial effects of isolation, and feasibility in
July 2015

In the News

Antibiotic stewardship and infection control have been successful in lowering CDI rates in hospitals, and efforts should be expanded to nursing homes and ambulatory settings when they don't already exist ... A control group of 227 patients with diarrhea
June 2012

Wiping out surgical site infections

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
August 2007

High inpatient occupancy levels associated with lower risk of hospital-acquired C. diff

The inverse relationship between C. difficile infection and admission occupancy was contrary to the authors' expectations. ... difficile infection],” they said, noting variations in staffing, policies, practices, and procedures during different stages
July 2018

Future of antibiotics worries infectious disease experts

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
January 2010

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