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
difficile infection] in acute care hospitals with an effective infection control program, mostly 1- to 2-bed rooms, short contact time (5 days) and a low [C. ... difficile incidence, a predominance of the hypervirulent ribotypes, less effective infection
Results were published online by Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on July 26. ... And, finally, although outpatients had a much lower risk for infection, patient education about catheter care continues to be an important focus.
Patients who received IV metoprolol had a smaller mean infarct size compared to control patients (25.6 g vs. ... 6 by Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. If a newer, fourth-generation combination HIV p24 antigen-HIV antibody test is used for
Earlier this year, a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology found that the availability of rapid molecular tests for Staphylococcus aureus after incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses in ... Get everyone on board. You may
Legislators, payers and quality-of-care advocates across the nation are considering requiring hospitals to report ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates as a way to benchmark quality of care and penalize poor performers.
Two U.S. cases of a particularly problematic strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) were recently described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... The CDC called for a robust infection control effort to limit or
Marlene Fishman, MPH, CIC, the director of infection prevention and control for St. ... Building on this success, Ms. Fishman is moving her focus to “Clean Spaces, Healthy Patients,” a new collaborative initiative by the Association for Professionals
The practice recommendations were published in the June Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and are a collaborative effort of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of ... America, the American
Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases.