Experts from across Europe have developed a set of competencies in antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship, using a structured consensus procedure.
In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers at Oregon State University have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs.
Children who receive nursery vaccinations and development checks are less likely to be admitted to hospital during childhood years.
A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake, according to results of a pilot study presented at the 11th AACR Conference o
Vanderbilt researchers, as part of the International Human Vaccines Project, are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.
Serious geopolitical and social forces are converging to create the conditions, on a scale unique in history, for a major respiratory pandemic. Prioritizing the protection of healthcare workers will be key to containing such a pandemic.
By Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Amber H. Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH
Shoe Sole and Floor Contamination: A New Consideration in the Environmental Hygiene Challenge for Hospitals
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Editor's note: This is the first in a series on fomites in the healthcare environment that are under the radar but deserve renewed attention.
One of the key interventions in occupational health is vaccination, particularly to protect against influenza. Flu among healthcare personnel (HCP) can lead to lost workdays and can spread to other workers and to patients who are at significant risk of serious flu complications.
Fomite-mediated transmission can be an important pathway causing significant disease transmission in number of settings such as schools, daycare centers, and long-term care facilities.