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  • WHO Issues First Viral Hepatitis Testing Guidelines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever global guidance on testing for chronic viral hepatitis B and C. Viral hepatitis causes an estimated 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year. The guidelines were released in a special session at the 26th Conference ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • IDSA Issues Guidelines for Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis
    A team approach is vital to the successful diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological infections related to placement of devices in the brain, or as a result of neurosurgery or head trauma. This is among the recommendations in the first comprehensive guidelines on ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Core Components of Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide. However, a large proportion of HAI are preventable ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough, Study Suggests
    A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News
  • AORN Talks Guideline Development for Perioperative Nurses
    Every year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) releases the latest version of its Guidelines for Perioperative Practice to its 41,000 members. Each edition of the book features updated instruction on practices that help perioperative nurses and, in ...More
    December 12, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • IDSA Guidelines Recommend Newer Tests to Diagnose Tuberculosis
    Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on TB diagnosis developed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), ...More
    December 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • ACS and Surgical Infection Society Announce Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of SSIs
    Newly released guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) issued by the American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Infection Society provide a comprehensive set of recommendations clinicians can use to optimize surgical ...More
    December 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Survey Shows Poor Adherence to Guidelines for Preventing CLABSI
    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and are largely preventable. Valencia, et al. (2016) documented attitudes and practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2015 in order to assess compliance with ...More
    November 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • AACN Practice Alert Addresses CAUTI
    Implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Delirium, ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Leishmaniasis Infection on the Rise in U.S. Ecotourists, Soldiers
    Driven by burgeoning ecotourism and military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, a parasitic infection called leishmaniasis is showing up in more U.S. patients, often stumping doctors. Rapid diagnostic tests and innovative treatments are among the strategies to address ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News