A national educational effort in Spain to promote appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock was associated with a lower rate of sepsis deaths in hospitals and improved guideline adherence, although the improvement in compliance
Modern infection control practitioners (ICPs) need advanced techniques for detecting outbreaks, surveillance, screening and tracking. Innovative developments offer refined techniques to curtail healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
Big changes are around the corner. As of Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will stop paying hospitals for eight conditions that have evidence-based prevention guidelines.
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of healthcare, today announced it has completed the acquisition of assets of privately held Enturia, Inc., the manufactur
Using silver-coated catheters for patients significantly reduced the most common hospital-acquired infection, according to a study published in the April issue of Urologic Nursing, the journal of the Society of Urological Nurses an
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are becoming increasingly popular in outpatient and inpatient settings to provide long-term venous access. Their benefit is undeniable, but there are consequences and they can be startling.