Giving critically ill hospital patients a daily bath with a mild, soapy solution of the same antibacterial agent used by surgeons to scrub in before an operation can dramatically cut down, by as much as 73 percent, the number of pat
How to meet new infection control guidelines from the Joint Commission and those contained in the SHEA/IDSA Compendium will be the focus of a panel discussion at the upcoming annual meeting of the Association for Vascu
As a market leader committed to educating the clinical community about patient and clinician safety, CareFusion is introducing the Getting to Zero BSI Web site to provide timely, evidence-based resources to help guide clinicians and
A team of sociologists and healthcare researchers is calling for greater understanding of how hospital and medical checklists can be used to improve patient safety.
A specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as meningitis.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a bloodborne disease that causes inflammation of the liver and to which there is currently no vaccine available.
In response to continued reports of infection control flaws in outpatient healthcare clinics that have put thousands of patients at risk for serious infections, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Clinicians need every infection-preventing trick they can possibly get, but the “tricks,” of course, need to be proven in studies and experience before they are touted.
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely