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.
Decreased infection rates were also observed in the subset of patients who were on dialysis, comparable to the overall decreases. ... However, an accompanying editorial noted that the decreases pre-date many MRSA prevention efforts, and may instead be
in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the Joint Commission. ... The guidelines are published in the May Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and are part of a larger collection of articles to be published in that journal over the next few
The guidelines, which replace a 2002 edition, were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), and developed by a working ... American College of Chest Physicians,
If you want to get a roomful of infection control experts fired up, ask them about contact precautions. ... In infection control, until recently, we have not had that level of science.
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
diff), significantly higher than previous estimates. The study by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) reported that there are at least 7,178 infected inpatients on any ... The authors said the findings
While hand hygiene for clinicians is widely recognized as an important component of infection prevention, protocols for patient hand hygiene should also be considered, the study authors said. ... environment surfaces: bed control/bed rail, call
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
More recently, researchers in the United Kingdom published a paper in the August American Journal of Infection Control comparing handshakes, high fives, and fist bumps. ... The most important message is that even in 2014, hand hygiene is probably the