unfamiliarity to clinicians in developed settings, the lack of effective treatments and vaccines, their propensity to infect health care staff, and the infection control challenges they present argue for, in our
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.
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
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.
Both guidelines, updated from 2008, were published in the July Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and were a joint effort of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases ... Society of America, the American
auris infection,” he said. The CDC in November released a set of interim recommendations for diagnosing and treating Candida auris, as well as for infection control measures. ... Infection control measures: In acute care settings, clinicians should
For each type of HAI, the guideline authors recommend several basic prevention strategies and list special procedures for when basic steps fail to control an infection. ... Other societies that helped develop the compendium included the Society for
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
Outcomes from clinical studies were laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, influenza-like illness, and workplace absenteeism. ... laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection (RCTs: odds ratio [OR], 0.89 [95% CI, 0.64 to 1.24]; cohort study: OR, 0.43
Moreover, the skeptics say, a screening program can't compensate for lapses in hand washing and other infection control practices. ... In the second group of ICUs, staff followed each hospital's standard infection control practices.