Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and are largely preventable. Valen
Many hospital patients may be unnecessarily tested, and treated, for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients, according to the American Association of Critical-Ca
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Org
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults.
The uptake of improvement initiatives in infection prevention and control (IPC) has often proven challenging.
A study published today by PLOS Medicine, estimates the combined burden of six healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as being higher than that of diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together.
To stop the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), more attention needs to be paid to the role of medical devices and equipment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is teaming up with a broad coalition of kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients.
A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from U.S.