Antimicrobials: Healthcare's Silver Bullet Against HAIs?

August 28, 2008

By many accounts, antimicrobials are looked to as the silver bullets of the healthcare arsenal against pathogenic microorganisms. Defined broadly, an antibacterial is an agent that interferes with the growth and reproduction of bacteria.

Medical Devices Pose Big Infection Threat

August 28, 2008

Healthcare workers have long been trying to prevent infections related to medical devices, but must try even harder as of Oct. 1, 2008, when regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect.

Being an MRSA Carrier Increases Risk of Infection and Death

July 2, 2008

Patients harboring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for long periods of time continue to be at increased risk of MRSA infection and death, according to a new study in the July 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases

Medical Device Innovation is Vital to Patient Safety

June 30, 2008

One out of every 20 hospital patients contracts a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their stay, resulting in approximately 2 million infections and 90,000 deaths each year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD