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Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIS)


  • Coordinated Effort by Healthcare Facilities Can Prevent Many Infections
    By coordinating with state health departments and communicating with each other about patients with C. difficile and antibiotic-resistant infections, hospitals, long-term acute-care facilities and nursing homes could reduce the number of such hospital-acquired infections ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Experts Convene to Set Priorities for Preventing Infections Associated With Endoscopic Procedures
    On March 30, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) convened more than 60 experts and leaders in the fields of epidemiology, infection control, gastrointestinal endoscopy and medical device design and safety to exchange knowledge, explore best practices ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Nurse-Physician Collaboration Associated With Decreased Rates of Common HAIs
    Collaborative relationships between nurses and physicians decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in critical care, according to an article in the April issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). The article, “Nurse-Physician Collaboration and ...More
    April 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • New York State Department of Health Releases Latest HAI Report
    The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among New York hospital patients.   The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream ...More
    January 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Infections Increase Death Risk by 35 Percent for ICU Patients, Study Finds
    Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, a new study finds. Preventing two of the most common healthcare-acquired infections ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Prove Effectiveness of New Treatment for Common HAI
    The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Steven M. Firestine, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is part of a research team awarded more than $3.2 million from the National Institutes of ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Texas Releases Latest HAI Report
    The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Texas healthcare facilities. The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Each Day in the Hospital Raises Risk of Multidrug-Resistant Infection
    If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, each day of hospitalization increases by 1 percent the likelihood that the infection will be multidrug-resistant, according to research presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Latest New Mexico HAI Report is Issued
    The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients in acute-care facilities.    The report provides aggregate data on the following HAIs: central line-associated ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
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