1. EOScuPatient-Roompress

    What are the Most Contaminated with MRSA Surfaces in a Hospital Room?

    September 30, 2015

    Over-bed tables, bed rails, other flat surfaces, bed linens and patient gowns tend to be the surfaces in a hospital room that are most contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to EOS Surfaces.See the infographic below.This infographic was created by EOS Surfaces.


  2. The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

    New Resource from the CDC – Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

    September 22, 2015

    The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes adapts the CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship into practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes. Nursing homes are encouraged to work in a step-wise fashion, implementing one or two activities to start and gradually adding new strategies from each […]


  3. Infection Preventionist

    Infection preventionists may spend more time collecting data than protecting patients

    September 14, 2015

    Collecting and reporting hospital infection data to federal health agencies takes more than 5 hours each day, at the expense of time needed to ensure that frontline healthcare personnel are adhering to basic infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, according to a recent case study, to be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the […]


  4. Hand Hygiene Compliance in Hospitals

    Using the Nudge Theory in Hand Hygiene Compliance Efforts

    September 10, 2015

    The Nudge Theory has been widely used to improve healthy behavior and works as an external cue to memory. Kwok and McLaws (2015) report on their efforts to engage medical staff in improved hand hygiene compliance. An automated hand hygiene surveillance system was installed in an Australian tertiary teaching hospital. The clinicians were taught to […]


  5. Antiobiotic Overuse

    Controlling Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Across Settings Provides for Better Patient Outcomes

    September 8, 2015

    Press Release from SHEAThe Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) supports all of the nation’s healthcare providers across the spectrum of healthcare stepping up coordinated efforts to curb improper use of antibiotics by practicing antibiotic stewardship.  A new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spotlights the […]


  6. Staphylococcus_aureus_VISA_2

    ASU Team Develops Quick Way to Determine Bacteria’s Antibiotic Resistance

    September 4, 2015

    Bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates.One way to combat this is to determine bacteria’s antibiotic resistance in a given patient, but that often takes days — and time is crucial in treatment. ASU scientists have developed a […]



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