New Medicare financial incentives have many hospitals scrambling to find solutions to common problems such as surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers and falls.
The toll that catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) exact on human life and the costs they add to healthcare are significant.
Hospital associations in 10 states have been selected to participate in a program to test methods of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to HHS’ Agency for Healthcare
In the micromagnetic-microfluidic blood cleansing device, saline collecti
For critically ill patients in intensive care units, use of a sponge containing the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine gluconate as part of the dressing for catheters reduced the risk of major catheter-related infections, according to a st
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) fell by more than 90 percent during the past three years at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania due to a multi-pronged approach combining leadership initiatives, electroni
Baxter Healthcare Corporation announces it will present the Webinar, “CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): What Are We Learning?” on Tuesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. ET and on Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. ET.
Hospital associations in 10 states have been selected to participate in a program to test methods of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to HHS' Agency for Healthcare
In contrast to the perception that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections associated with use of a catheter is an increas
Is the New SHEA-IDSA Practice Recommendation Related to Positive-Pressure Mechanical Valves Overly Broad and Under-Inclusive?
My hospital went through a three-year search to find a needleless access connector that performed according to our expectations. Our goal was to find a device that helped prevent occlusions.