1. Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: A Multi-Modal Approach

    February 13, 2017

    Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: A Multi-Modal ApproachAntibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) are designed to optimize antibiotic utilization in order to reduce over-use, and the associated emergence of pathogen resistance. However, too often ASP programs are limited to review of appropriateness of antibiotics being administered. A multimodal approach could support more optimal antibiotic use.Rapid diagnostics: Transitioning from traditional […]


  2. Poster Abstract from ID Week 2016 – Reducing SSIR Rates with Nozin Nasal Sanitizer

    January 27, 2017

    Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, Texas presented a poster at ID Week 2016: Pre- and Post-Operative Participation of Orthopedic Patients and Surgical Staff in a Novel Intervention to Reduce Staphylococcus aureus Infection.The premise of the poster abstract presentation was “overall reduction of potentially infectious bacteria in the immediate patient environment is critical to effective infection control […]


  3. The Importance of Nasal Decolonization for Infection Control

    July 8, 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Hospital acquired infections (HAIs), including the infections caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), are costing hospitals more than $30 billion per year. New federal health care rules are also reducing reimbursements to hospitals for HAI treatment.Studies show that nasal carriage plays a major role in HAI and Surgical […]


  4. Universal Versus Targeted Decolonization: Newer Strategies to Prevent Transmission

    April 20, 2016

    by Phenelle SegalDespite significant advances in the reduction of healthcare-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the process for prevention of transmission remains tedious, time consuming, demanding of healthcare personnel, costly and, oftentimes, unsuccessful. The traditional approach to prevention of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) has included screening for colonization (e.g., MRSA screening of the […]


  5. New Advisory Council on MRSA Led by Dr. Martin J. Blaser to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

    October 7, 2015

    Martin J. Blaser, MD, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the human microbiome – and he proved it last year with the publication of his critically acclaimed, best-selling book, “Missing Microbes,” which helped lay audiences better understand the microbiome’s often complex make-up and the important role it plays in human health.Now, Blaser will […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]



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