Search results for "Infection control"

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Intentional, unintentional failures common in hospital transmission precautions

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.
June 2018

Success Story: Dedicated MRSA unit cuts hospital costs and length of stay

Miller Stahl and Shelley Gilroy, FACP, medical director of infection control.“ Physicians were afraid that they would become colonized or infected by treating patients in the MRSA unit or that their ... Gilroy. In response to these concerns, the
March 2008

Review evaluates evidence for wipes, UV, and other hospital cleaning methods

Only 11% of environmental cleaning studies were randomized controlled trials, and few focused on outcomes like patient infection or colonization, a review found. ... also highlighted a limited focus on patient-centered outcomes, such as patient infection
August 2015

Contesting contact precautions

In infection control, until recently, we have not had that level of science. ... Shenoy, MD, PhD, assistant chief of the infection control unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
April 2014

Arterial and central venous catheters carry similar infection risk

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
April 2010

It isn't easy being green

They'd be jumping out the window and committing suicide,’” said Teresa Chou, who toured the room in Chicago and works in infection control for Advocate Health Care. ... Chou, the staff support zone has been expanded with special space for infection
April 2009

In the News

Patients with uncomplicated disease due to confirmed infection from the virus have experienced fever, headache, upper respiratory tract symptoms (cough, sore throat, rhinorrhea), myalgia, fatigue, vomiting, or diarrhea. ... It is resistant to amantadine
August 2009

How to test for, and isolate, TB in the hospital

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.“ Undiagnosed ... Schraufnagel added. Some factors will negatively
May 2015

Collaboration and experimentation reduce C. difficile infections

Where: Salford Royal, an 850-bed teaching hospital in England. The issue: Reducing the hospital's rate of Clostridium difficile infection. ... difficile infection in northwest England. Efforts had been made to improve infection control and cleaning
December 2010

Antibiotic stewardship programs reduce incidence of C. difficile, multidrug-resistant infections, review finds

The systematic review also found that antibiotic stewardship programs were significantly more effective when implemented along with infection control measures. ... Compared to stewardship programs implemented alone, those that were implemented with
June 2017

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