A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide.
Urinary, and peripheral and central intravenous catheters are widely used in hospitalized patients.
U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by Cedars-Sinai.
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.