As 2019 comes to a close, Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BS, takes a look at what to expect for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) programs in 2020.
Can silver-coated screens on resident physicians’ cell phones reduce microbial contamination?
If you pet the puppy, wash your hands.
Sarah Baron, MD, authored a study on asymptomatic C. diff carriers.
Antibiotic-resistant pathogens have had their deadly way with some chemical-based drugs, but they don’t seem to hold the same power to resist, dodge, or defeat machines the size of molecules.
One of the most challenging aspects of infection prevention and control is identifying the source of an outbreak or the route disease transmission is taking.
Quick Hit: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci, MD: What Challenges Face Infection Preventionists in the Coming Year
Anthony Fauci, MD, always has a lot on his plate.
For the most part, hospital administrators don’t give infection preventionists the help they need.
A plastic covering that can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces in hospitals, kitchens, and just about anywhere pathogens gather acts as a repellant and can go a long way in combatting superbugs, its inventors claim.
Prodded by the Joint Commission, the number of hospitals in the United States with antibiotic stewardship programs nearly doubled in 4 years, from 52% in 2013 to 95% in 2017.