HAI Prevention Project Among New HHS Success Story Reports

July 13, 2009

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released the first in a series of healthcare “success story” reports that document innovative programs and initiatives that can serve as models for a reformed American healthcare system.

Hospitals Join Forces to Improve ICU Care

June 25, 2009

Hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are working together to improve care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Critical care is expensive, with ICU costs representing more than 20 percent of a hospital’s total operating costs.

APIC Launches Online Infection Prevention Course

June 2, 2009

The first of six online courses to educate healthcare professionals on preventing the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is being launched by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (AP

Gram-Negative Rods in Neonatal ICUs

May 15, 2009

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found a high frequency of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods (GNRs) in two of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the city of Manila, Philippines.

Hospitals in Pennsylvania Prevent UTIs

May 4, 2009

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common healthcare-acquired infection, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all nosocomial infections.