BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- With new federal regulations limiting reimbursements for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) looming on the horizon, B.
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.
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.
Medline Launches Prevention Campaign and Grant Program to Support Solutions for Hospital-Acquired Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), issued the following statement today: “Beginning Oct.
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) will host a Webinar, “Building a Better Bundle,” on Aug. 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The free Webinar is supported by an educational grant from Ethicon, Inc.
The Health Protection Agency in the United Kingdom has released its latest quarterly figures on methicillin-resistant Staph
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
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
A large study of health records from 38 American children’s hospitals has measured adverse events that most increase length of stay and overall cost.