1. Antimicrobial Stewardship Boosts Outcomes for MRSA

    April 14, 2016

    Daily monitoring of patients receiving antimicrobial injections targeting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. The study included daily reviews of prescriptions and the review occurred within 24 hours after initiation of therapy. The researchers found that implementation of daily review correlated […]


  2. Facts to Share with Patients about Staph aureus, Nasal Colonization and How Nozin Nasal Sanitizer Can Help

    February 2, 2016

    Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria some of which can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body. Infections can be caused by a particular type of Staphylococci called Staphylococcus aureus. Illnesses and infections that are Staph-related illness can fall into a spectrum of mild to severe and possibly […]


  3. Fewer than 1 in 5 nurses comply with guidelines for standard infection control precautions

    January 22, 2016

    Press Release from APIC – 1/20/2016Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).Researchers from Northwell Health (formerly North Shore […]


  4. Joint Commission Launches Campaign to Reduce Readmissions via Speak up Campaign

    December 4, 2015

    The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients, including an infographic, animated video and podcast; and a Quick Safety newsletter for healthcare professionals that […]


  5. Drug-Resistant Bacteria Carried by Nursing Home Residents is Focus of New Study – American Journal of Infection Control

    November 30, 2015

    Read the Full Study on American Journal of Infection ControlA Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital study found that a small percentage of nursing home patients carrying multidrug-resistant bacteria are admitted to hospitals without showing symptoms caused by the bacteria. The research – published in the American Journal of Infection Control – highlights the […]


  6. Complex Hospital Infection Data Confuses Consumers

    November 24, 2015

    Read the full study in Infection Control & Hospital EpidemiologyPatients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology […]


  7. Single Patient Rooms Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections – Cornell University

    November 10, 2015

    Read the full study in the Journal of Critical CareIn the war against infections, constructing single-patient rooms – rather than sick-bay style, multi-patient rooms – reduces hospital-acquired infections among patients. A new Cornell-led study finds that the purported high building costs of private hospital rooms are more than offset by the financial benefits of keeping patients […]


  8. Five Recommendations for Better Infection Control and Control of Antibiotic Overuse

    October 14, 2015

    The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, in partnership with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), released a list of five practices to avoid for better infection prevention and control and safer care as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. The recommendations can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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.



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