Phage therapy is gaining some traction as a treatment option against superbugs.
Acute care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 12%, central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9%, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 8% between 2017 and 2018.
Seattle Children's Hospital has had to close operating rooms for the second time this year because of Aspergillus. Better ventilation systems can help.
Alma Jackson, PhD, RN, COHN-S, discusses how to overcome this occupational hazard.
Respiratory virus season is upon us, and the influenza activity in Australia, which is usually a predictor, has left many experts in a state of worry.
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.
Frank Drews, PhD, and his research team had interviewed many hospital employees, from environmental services workers to physicians, hoping to find the kind of clue that could advance patient safety.
Healthcare workers face unique occupational hazards. In what other field can an employee so readily experience burnout, chemical exposure, and sharps injuries that introduce pathogens to the body?
It might be tempting to eyeball a surgical instrument and declare it clean, but guidelines call for quantitative assessments of apparatuses after they undergo sterile processing.
Antibiotics are a lifesaver—except when they stop working—and, unfortunately, that is happening more often as multidrug resistant bacteria render many previously useful antimicrobials ineffective.