• Australia's High Survival Rates Shed Doubt on Global Sepsis Guidelines
    New research suggests treatment in Australia and New Zealand for patients with sepsis is the best in the world. The large-scale six-year study, led by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at Monash University, divided 1,600 patients into two groups, ...More
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  • WHO Reports on Experimental Ebola Vaccines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) organized an expert consultation Sept. 29-30, 2014 to assess the status of work to test and eventually license two candidate Ebola vaccines. More than 70 experts, including many from affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, ...More
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  • Third Annual Awards Honor Outstanding Healthcare Environmental Services Professionals
    The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced the recipients of the third annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honoring outstanding environmental ...More
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  • ECRI Institute Webinar Clears the Air on New Hospital Equipment Maintenance Regulations
    New maintenance requirements were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in December 2013. These changes impact the way hospitals must set the Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (IPM) frequency for their medical equipment.    Hospitals ...More
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  • Global Demand for Medical Disposables to Reach $245 Billion
    Global demand for medical disposables is forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually to $245 billion in 2018.  The strongest influence on growth will involve the upgrading and stricter enforcement of infection prevention protocols by hospitals and other health facilities ...More
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  • New APIC Course Helps Infection Preventionists Manage HAI Data
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has developed the innovative EPI Analytics Virtual Learning Lab that will teach infection preventionists (IPs) to convert complex data into meaningful information. The new course is a departure ...More
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  • Gut Bacteria are Protected by Host During Illness
    To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. This protective mechanism also appears to help resist or tolerate additional harmful pathogens, and its ...More
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  • CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
    Ten experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – supported 24/7 by the CDC’s full Emergency Operations Center and Ebola experts in CDC’s Atlanta headquarters – have arrived in Texas and are working closely with Texas state and local ...More
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  • Ebola Outbreak is Nearing Possible End in Nigeria and Senegal
    The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official ...More
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  • Have Our Bodies Held the Key to New Antibiotics All Along?
    As the threat of antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are turning to the human body and the trillion or so bacteria that have colonized us — collectively called our microbiota — for new clues to fighting microbial infections. They've logged an early success ...More
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