Bloodstream Infections


  • Facility Recognized for Efforts to Reduce CAUTIs
    The Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (CECR) of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. was recently recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts in significantly reducing catheter-associated urinary ...More
    June 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Meningitis Mechanism
    A white blood cell that normally removes bacteria from the bloodstream helps Escherichia coli (E. coli) accumulate in the blood and enter the brain resulting in the deadly infection known as meningitis. Prasadarao V. Nemani, PhD, a scientist at The Saban Research Institute ...More
    June 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Risk of Post-Surgical Staph Infection May Depend on Procedure
    Patients may be at greater risk of developing invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections, following cardiothoracic and neurosurgical procedures compared with orthopedic or plastic surgical procedures according to a study published in the July issue of Infection Control and ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • National Initiative to Reduce Infections in Cardiac Surgery is Announced
    Underscoring the importance of the infection rate information released by the CDC, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Foundation today announced that the FOCUS Cardiac Surgery Patient Safety Initiative will develop, test and validate tools to eliminate ...More
    June 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • HHS Secretary Issues Statement on HAI Prevention Progress
    The secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, Kathleen Sebelius, has issued the following statement:  “Today, we are releasing a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which shows our nation is making progress ...More
    May 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • ICU Infection Rates Not a Good Measure of Mortality Risk
    ICU-acquired infection rates are not an indication of patients’ mortality risk, according to researchers the University of Pennsylvania, undermining a central tenet of many pay-for-performance initiatives. Public reporting of quality data is increasingly common in ...More
    May 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Premier and CDC Collaborating on e-Prediction of Bloodstream Infections in Patients
    The Premier healthcare alliance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today a joint research initiative to test new technologies for predicting incidents of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), as well as to automate the ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • The Bundle and Beyond
    At the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) meeting in May 2009 a panel discussion was held to address methods of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This article presents results experienced by clinicians in their continuing efforts to reduce ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Who is at Risk for MRSA?
    A multi-center study led by a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital has determined that long-term elder care, HIV-infected and hemodialysis patients are at increased risk of carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nose. The study also found that ...More
    April 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Has Led to Changes in Pneumococcal Infections
    In the decade since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccination, significant shifts have occurred in the bacterial strains causing serious pneumococcal infections in children, according to a pair of studies in the April issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. ...More
    April 12, 2010 Posted in News