Researchers randomly assigned health care workers on 12 hospital wards to use either the conventional six-step method for applying hand rub or a simplified three-step technique, and found similar effectiveness.
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 ... The results were not pretty,” said Stephanie A. Mayoryk, RN,
Concurrent influenza A virus strains from patients with community-acquired infection were included for reference. ... The study authors noted that all data were collected retrospectively, and no information was available regarding adherence to infection
The researchers found that restricting fluoroquinolone prescribing played a major role, while hand washing and other infection control measures—albeit important to control the spread of other infections—did not. ... difficile infection (OR, 3.1).
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).
Results were published in the October Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
difficile infection, and that long-term care facilities disproportionately shoulder the burden of dealing with C. ... This suggests that it may be wise for health care systems to coordinate infection control practices, so that appropriate infection
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
They also reviewed the donor's medical records and used a questionnaire to interview the donor's family about potential microsporidial infection. ... The full expert guidance statement was published in the February Infection Control and Hospital
infection control at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, one of the pilot institutions. ... director of patient safety and infection control at the Billings Clinic.