Q&A: How Direct to Business Coverage Can Help Infection Care

September 18, 2020

Brent James, MD: “If you had an inpatient who developed an inpatient infection, it was like he got a console from ID in about three or four seconds. You just called up the program. You had to tell it the sites of infection you’re interested in, but then it did an epidemiologic evaluation of that patient.”

Taking Aim at Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria During COVID

September 16, 2020

Patients afflicted with COVID-19 have an increased susceptibility to antibiotic resistant infections both from prolonged hospitalizations and the use of immunocompromising agents such as dexamethasone.

Expanding Size, Variety of Infection Prevention Team Pays Off

September 16, 2020

Diversifying roles and creating support staff benefits the team by increasing the productivity of the department and providing a deeper bench so that IPs can focus on broader activities requiring specific subject matter expertise.