2017 promises to present a number of continuing and new challenges for the infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology community. One of the most significant for the field as well as the entire country is a new Presidential Administration. Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS, FSHEA, FIDSA, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, and the 2017 president of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA), acknowledges what she characterizes as "an enormous amount of uncertainty" about how a revamped White House and Congress could impact infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship-related issues.
Current recommendations that a central catheter is required for continuous intravenous infusion of 3 percent sodium chloride solution should be re-evaluated, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).
Overweight and obese children are at the highest risk for the most common complications from surgery, an infection at the site of the surgical procedure.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a common healthcare-associated infection.
ICT invited experts in infection prevention and control to share their perspectives on device-related infections.
The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) announces that enrollment is open for the winter session of the Infection Prevention Champions program.
The influence of the hospital’s infrastructure on healthcare-associated colonization and infection rates has thus far infrequently been examined.
Newly released guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) issued by the American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Infection Society provide a comprehensive set of recommendations clinici
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.