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.
Segment Description: Becky Smith, MD, medical director of infection prevention at Duke University Hospital, discusses a presentation she gave at IDWeek 2019 on a case of serial transmission of NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumon
When it comes to treating contagious and easily transmissible diseases—particularly at pandemic levels—healthcare providers are the first line of defense. But are they ready?
Providing safe and effective personal hygiene for hospital or long-term care patients who are unable to bathe themselves should be a simple enough matter.
Insertion of a peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter is the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure in acute care.
The Great ‘Bare Below the Elbows’ Debate: Are Healthcare Workers Better Off With Sleeves or Bare Skin?
Bare skin or sleeved garments—which is better when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious pathogens between patients and healthcare workers (HCW)?
Gloves and gowns are common intensive care unit (ICU) fomites that are frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Candida auris is an emerging scourge in healthcare facilities, including long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and skilled nursing facilities with ventilator units (VSNFs).
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.
Netherlands study details ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae strategy.