Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide than previously believed, according to investigators with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
How Infection Preventionists and Hospital Administrators Can Tackle 2 New Superbugs on the CDC’s Urgent List
Both C. auris and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter are quite hardy in the environment. It takes a lot to control spread.
Infection preventionists keeping an eye on coronavirus.
Hybrid simulation models have a lot of potential to unlock the best approaches to combat healthcare-acquired infections.
Prodded by the Joint Commission, the number of hospitals in the United States with antibiotic stewardship programs nearly doubled in 4 years, from 52% in 2013 to 95% in 2017.
A hospital’s infection control team, with the help of Wisconsin health officials, traced the source of contaminated patient lab specimens back to tap water in 2 ice machines and 1 water dispenser inside hospital intensive care units (ICU)
Providing safe and effective personal hygiene for hospital or long-term care patients who are unable to bathe themselves should be a simple enough matter.
Candida auris is an emerging scourge in healthcare facilities, including long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and skilled nursing facilities with ventilator units (VSNFs).
A challenging time is about to hit healthcare as multiple circumstances converge to exert increasing pressure on healthcare infection prevention efforts over the next 10-20 years.
The authors of the study, developed by experts at ECDC and the Burden of AMR Collaborative Group, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, say the estimated burden of infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU/EEA is substantial compared to that of other infectious diseases,