Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide than previously believed, according to investigators with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
The announcement could lead to interruptions in planned surgeries, according to the FDA. The gowns also provide barrier protection.
Data analysis showed a spike in surgical site infections (SSIs) among Cesarean section (C-section) patients between January and July in 2017 at MaineGeneral Medical Center.
How Infection Preventionists and Hospital Administrators Can Tackle 2 New Superbugs on the CDC’s Urgent List
Both C. auris and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter are quite hardy in the environment. It takes a lot to control spread.
Hand hygiene ambassadors in the lobbies of healthcare institutions are a big hit.
Symptoms include difficult breathing, fever in a baby who is younger than 2 months, a fever that lasts for 3 days or longer, or fever that doesn’t respond to fever-fighting medication.
On average, copper beds harbored 94% fewer bacteria than conventional beds.
Infection preventionists keeping an eye on coronavirus.
Informatics can support patients at all stages of their experience by increasing awareness of UEs, encouraging intervention and resolution, detecting and managing invisible harms [such as emotional trauma], and reducing barriers and sharing report updates.
Investigators wanted to find out how well infection preventionists (IPs) are used in antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). They also sought out to take a look at what other members of ASPs think about IPs. The answer to both questions was “not much.”