1. NICU Wiki Reuse

    Hand hygiene, but not census impacts MRSA colonization in NICU

    July 27, 2015

    Hand hygiene compliance affected MRSA colonization in single-patient and open-model rooms alike in a neonatal ICU, but average daily census only affected infants in single-patient rooms, according to research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.Further, single-patient rooms did not reduce rates of MRSA colonization, late-onset sepsis or death in a retrospective cohort study conducted […]


  2. Nursing Home Patient

    HHS Proposes to Improve Care for Nursing Home Residents – Includes Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Program

    July 24, 2015

    The White House Conference on Aging announced new changes that would make major changes to improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities or nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. If finalized, unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections would be reduced, […]


  3. Doctor

    Health Care Providers A Major Contributor to Problem of Antibiotic Overuse

    July 22, 2015

    From University of Utah:10 percent of health care providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient (95 percent or more) who walks in with a cold, bronchitis or other acute respiratory infection (ARI), according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by […]


  4. Protective_Equipment

    Study: Healthcare Workers Are Not Removing PPE Correctly

    July 17, 2015

    The study was published as a brief report in the American Journal of Infection Control.Fewer than 1 in 6 healthcare workers (HCW) followed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in the July issue of the […]


  5. Tablets

    Study: Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance

    July 14, 2015

    Via Stanford Medicine News:Antimicrobial resistance is a growing, global public health challenge that could undo decades of progress in declining morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.The high out-of-pocket costs for antimicrobial drugs in many developing countries is leading to an increase in drug-resistant pathogens, according to a study by Stanford University researchers.Many government-run public health systems […]


  6. admission record

    Study: Underlying Reasons Associated with Hospital Readmission Following Surgery in USA

    July 8, 2015

    Originally published in JAMA February 2015Financial penalties for readmission have been expanded beyond medical conditions to include surgical procedures. Hospitals are working to reduce readmissions; however, little is known about the reasons for surgical readmission.The most common reason for unplanned readmission was surgical site infection (SSI) overall (19.5%) and also after colectomy or proctectomy (25.8%), […]



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