Training is needed to break the common habits that can increase infection risk. ... of it in the patient room, according to results published in July 2015 by the American Journal of Infection Control.
Maintain ventilator circuits by changing them only when they are visibly soiled or malfunctioning and by following CDC/Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee guidelines on sterilizing and disinfecting respiratory care ... The full text
Infection rates and the economic burden of Staphylococcus aureus have increased in U.S. ... The authors speculated that the decrease in S. aureus-associated inpatient mortality rate may be due to improved infection control practices in U.S.
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
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
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.
But the tendency of clinicians to reach for powerful antibiotics isn't restricted to the ICU, according to a study published in the March 2018 Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. ... Examples include beta-lactams and vancomycin. Source control:
French researchers evaluated data from a previously conducted infection control trial to compare the risk for colonization and catheter-related infection (CRI) in arterial versus central venous catheters. ... They called for a randomized, controlled
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
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