Hand hygiene compliance is recognized as “one of the most important ways to reduce the transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings”1 and by inference, reduces the occurrence or healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common healthcare-acquired infection, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all nosocomial infections.
Survey of Infection Preventionists Indicates Need for Increase in Physician Leadership in Preventing HAIs
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), issued the following statement today: “Beginning Oct.
As a small rural hospital in Eastern Washington, Columbia Basin Hospital (CBH) is among many facilities receiving patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, and its staff is concerned about controlling it
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.
Infections related to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are some of the most serious infections in terms of human and financial costs, some experts believe.