1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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, […]


  6. Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    Study: Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    June 9, 2015

    From the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection ControlThe impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) following prosthesis procedures is devastating, often leading to higher mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, frequent readmissions, and increased costs and overall healthcare burden. According to the United States (US) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), SSI rates following total knee or hip arthroplasty procedures performed […]


  7. High Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Workers

    June 4, 2015

    For Immediate Release: May 28, 2015 – from SHEA onlineSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology of AmericaContact: Kate Enos / [email protected] / 202-745-5071 Author contact: Mary-Claire Roghmann / [email protected] Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare WorkersStudy finds transmission rates high in daily activities previously considered low-riskNEW YORK (May 28, 2015) – Healthcare workers […]


  8. New Guidelines for Hospital Visitors of Patients with Infectious Diseases Nozin Pro Blog

    New Guidelines for Hospital Visitors of Patients with Infectious Diseases

    May 5, 2015

    Source: SHEA onlineLeading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, […]


  9. Non-Antibiotic Nozin Nasal Sanitizer Improves Care and Lowers Infection Control Costs at California Hospital

    March 31, 2015

    California Hospital Reports Improved Care and Lower Infection Control Costs after adopting Nonantibiotic Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Antiseptic.Marshall Medical Center, a nonprofit, independent health provider in El Dorado County, California, has adopted Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic to reduce the risk of infection while improving quality of care, increasing patient satisfaction and eliminating a major category of […]


  10. Why the Medical University of South Carolina Study on Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is Important for Healthcare Facility Infection Control Programs

    March 12, 2015

    In a double-blind, placebo controlled, independent clinical study by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic was effective in significantly reducing Staph aureus nasal carriage in health care providers (HCPs).  The results demonstrate that the administration of this nonantibiotic antiseptic (Nozin Nasal Sanitizer) was effective in reducing S. aureus and total […]



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