A newly developed fabric repels and kills bacteria that land on it.
Health care-acquired infection rates falling, but vigilance remains necessary | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The likelihood of health care-acquired infections caused by any of 6 resistant bacteria ranged from 12% in inpatient rehabilitation facilities to 29% in long-term acute care hospitals.
While Clostridium difficile remains a stubborn infection, new drugs and research findings suggest some ways to more effectively combat it.
New guidelines issued on contact precautions for C. diff, resistant infections | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises discontinuing contact precautions after obtaining between one and three negative cultures in most cases of C. difficile and multidrug-resistant infections, among other recommendations.
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Although his session was titled “TB in the Hospital,” pulmonary specialist Dean Schraufnagel, MD, began by noting that most tuberculosis patients are treated outside the hospital.
Protocols and preparation are key.
Review evaluates hospitals' efforts to combat spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Researchers reviewed studies of infection prevention and control measures targeting Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, including contact precautions, active surveillance cultures, and monitoring, audit, and
Whether green and patient-friendly concepts actually do make for an ideal hospital room seems to be a matter of debate, depending on the priorities of the user.