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SHEA issues guidance on contact precautions for hospital visitors

The authors attempted to balance visitor and patient safety, potential pathogen spread, psychosocial effects of isolation, and feasibility in their recommendations, which were published by Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology on April
April 2015

Watchful eyes make for clean hands

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 ... Mayoryk, RN, BSN, infection control practitioner.“ The
February 2010

Journal Watch: Recent studies of note

In an independent validation cohort of 89 patients with C. diff infection, 64 of whom had complete follow-up and were analyzed for the study, the rule correctly classified 71.9% ... diff infection in a high-risk population. These patients are most likely
July 2009

Tablet computers in the hospital

coat. Along with patient privacy and infection control worries, the software products and screen displays are still evolving to fully meet hospitalists' needs, such as integration with electronic health record systems.
August 2011

Teaming up to fight superbugs

Antimicrobial stewardship teams look at how individual cases fit into hospital-wide trends of infection and resistance.“ Antimicrobial stewardship is about taking infection control practices and marrying them with appropriate antibiotic
January 2009

More hand-hygiene strategies produce better results for hospitals, review finds

aureus (MRSA) infection (P=0.02). Another study linked use of 1 L of alcohol hand rub per 100 patient-days to a reduction in MRSA of 0.03 clinical isolates
August 2015

The June issue of ACP Hospitalist is online

Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases.
June 2011

Man meets dog

Initially, the biggest concern regarding pets in a hospital was infection. ... Dr. Feldman worked with infection control physicians to research the literature, and they found that the risk of infection was small.“ I'm just as much a risk to patients as
October 2009

WHO issues guidelines on TB prevention in people with HIV in resource-constrained settings

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines last week on preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection in resource-constrained settings. ... Rather, it should be part of a TB prevention package along with infection control for TB,
December 2010

Invasive MRSA rates dropped dramatically

Decreased infection rates were also observed in the subset of patients who were on dialysis, comparable to the overall decreases. ... However, an accompanying editorial noted that the decreases pre-date many MRSA prevention efforts, and may instead be
August 2010

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