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
The recommendations were published online on Jan. 11 by Infection Control &Hospital Epidemiology. ... The guidance was endorsed by the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and the
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. ... Schraufnagel added. Some factors will negatively affect
Dr. Edmond and other infection control experts explained why stethoscope decontamination is especially important in the hospital and offered tips for spotless stethoscoping. ... I have felt for a long time that we could think about a personal bundle for
difficile infection (2.34 to 2.52 per 10, 000 occupied bed-days; relative risk, 1.07; P=0.4655) did not change significantly. ... aureus bacteremia and C. difficile infection did not significantly decrease in the trial, an accompanying editorial noted.
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
Rates of some health care-acquired infections (HAIs) have decreased in the U.S., but better implementation of existing infection control practices is still necessary, a recent study concluded, especially because ... Data were used to calculate national
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).
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
Afterward, 62% voted for scrubs and 22% for smart attire. In 2009, Virginia Commonwealth's infection control committee recommended that doctors treating hospitalized patients avoid the white coat and a tie, ... In 2013, a new infection control strategy