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Latest Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Stories

2014-05-07 11:09:15

With rates of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) now rivaling drug-resistant Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as the most common bacteria to cause healthcare-associated infections, new expert guidance encourages healthcare institutions to implement and prioritize prevention efforts for this infectious diarrhea.

2014-05-07 11:07:28

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common and costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States.

2014-04-30 23:12:31

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, have announced a new publishing partnership for SHEA's flagship

2014-01-22 11:28:49

New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings.

2013-08-07 10:31:55

A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients.

2013-08-07 10:18:27

New guidelines from the United States Public Health Service update the recommendations for the management of healthcare personnel (HCP) with occupational exposure to HIV and use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

2013-07-09 22:52:48

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa, investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound gel was the source of bacteria causing the healthcare-associated infection.

2012-11-13 12:13:42

According to a new study published online today, most patients at risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) agree that healthcare workers should be reminded to wash their hands, but little more than half would feel comfortable asking their physicians to wash.

2012-07-27 12:35:08

Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) doubled at academic medical centers in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008.

2012-06-12 11:52:57

A small cluster of unusual illnesses at a Colorado children’s hospital prompted an investigation that swiftly identified alcohol prep pads contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.