The recommendations were published online on Jan. 11 by Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. ... The guidance was endorsed by the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the
America. The update was published in the May Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. ... Use metronidazole for an initial episode of mild-to-moderate C. difficile infection (CDI).
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
case-control and 4 cohort studies) involving a total of 1,600 hemorrhagic strokes. ... Results were in the November 2013 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
all over the hospital—the ED, ICU, patient units, anesthesiology, surgery and infection control, Dr. ... Clinicians were educated about infection control practices and about the consequences of CRBIs.
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
of the residency mentality.” He recommended starting with groups dealing with utilization review or infection control because they familiarize you with things like working with care managers and patient flow.
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
optimal. They also noted that clinicians underestimated the risk for infection involved with arterial catheters and do not appear to support the use of full barrier precautions. ... prevent [bloodstream infections] in the intensive care setting.” They