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Decontaminating patients cuts hospital infections

Decontaminating patients cuts hospital infections | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to see if they carry a dangerous germ, and isolating those who do.
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WHO Encourages Patient Participation in Hand Hygiene

WHO Encourages Patient Participation in Hand Hygiene | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
On Hand Hygiene Day, May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging patients and their family members to join healthcare workers in their efforts to practice good hand hygiene.
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Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known ab
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Infection rates fall 58% with state-based safety efforts

Infection rates fall 58% with state-based safety efforts | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
One hundred hospital neonatal intensive care units in nine states cut central line-associated bloodstream infections in newborns by 58 percent in less than a year, thanks to the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP).
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Definitions of Surgical, Site, Infections (SSI)

This video is for everyone who is collecting or reporting NHSN SSI Surveillance. This course reviews the protocol, definition, and key terms associated with ...
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Improved Infection Prevention Measures for Increased Patient Safety to Be ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Improved Infection Prevention Measures for Increased Patient Safety to Be ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Improved Infection Prevention Measures for Increased Patient Safety to Be ... The Herald | HeraldOnline.com At any time more than 1.4 million patients worldwide are suffering from hospital acquired infections.
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Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Influenza at the ...

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Influenza at the ... | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital. ... The most recent interim guidance for case investigation, testing, infection control and treatment are here.
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Decontamination of Unused Medical Supplies Reduces Healthcare Costs - Infection Control Today

Decontamination of Unused Medical Supplies Reduces Healthcare Costs - Infection Control Today | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Decontamination of Unused Medical Supplies Reduces Healthcare Costs Infection Control Today In addition to protecting patients, use of HPV could provide financial and environmental benefits.
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MRSA rampant in Southern California nursing homes, says new study

MRSA rampant in Southern California nursing homes, says new study | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
A new study shows a super bug is rampant in facilities with elderly loved ones. (New study: Nursing homes need more #infection control interventions.
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Reduce Hospital Infection By Taking Precautions While Visiting Or ...

Reduce Hospital Infection By Taking Precautions While Visiting Or ... | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
These infections can contract your wounds, bloodstream, lungs and urinary tract. The name given to this disease is hospital-acquired infections (HAI) or nosocomial infections. How infection does take place ?
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“Never Events” Rare After Bladder Cancer Surgery - Doctors Lounge

“Never Events” Rare After Bladder Cancer Surgery - Doctors Lounge | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
“Never Events” Rare After Bladder Cancer Surgery Doctors Lounge "Never events", ten hospital-acquired conditions deemed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as being reasonably preventable, are rare in patients with bladder cancer who...
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Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Shouldn't evidence ...

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Shouldn't evidence ... | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
It's amazing how little evidence is required before infection prevention interventions are adopted. A current example of this is the installation of automated hand-hygiene surveillance systems that track healthcare worker room ...
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Infection Control Breaches in the Operating Room

Infection Control Breaches in the Operating Room | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
ICT presents highlights from the results of an annual survey of perioperative professionals regarding infection control breaches in the operating room. (Interesting results from survey..
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U.S. to Delete Data on Life-Threatening Mistakes From Website - Bloomberg

U.S. to Delete Data on Life-Threatening Mistakes From Website - Bloomberg | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
U.S. to Delete Data on Life-Threatening Mistakes From Website
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CMS Removing Certain Medical Error Data From Hospital Compare Site

CMS Removing Certain Medical Error Data From Hospital Compare Site | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
CMS said it intends to remove data on eight hospital-acquired conditions from its Hospital Compare website in part because some of the measures are redundant.
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Infections drop 77% with improved communication, hand hygiene

Infections drop 77% with improved communication, hand hygiene | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta saved $23 million on hospital costs by slashing central-line infections by nearly 80 percent, reported Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
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Penn Study Shows One Quarter of Patients Discharged from Hospitals Return for Emergency Care Within 30 Days

A study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine has found that nearly one quarter of patients may return to the emergency department within 30 days of being...
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Med Prep Consulting Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Contamination

Med Prep Consulting Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Contamination | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients of a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of all products produced by Med Prep Consulting Inc.
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CDC Report Ranks Facilities for Infection Prevention Efforts

CDC Report Ranks Facilities for Infection Prevention Efforts | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
ATLANTA―The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s 2011 NHSN Annual Report is now available online. This report, published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), provides a summary of ...
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Copper Surfaces Reduce the Rate of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in the ICU - Infection Control Today

Copper Surfaces Reduce the Rate of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in the ICU - Infection Control Today | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
Science Codex Copper Surfaces Reduce the Rate of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in the ICU Infection Control Today Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs)...
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Study Investigates Prolonged Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities - Infection Control Today

Study Investigates Prolonged Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities - Infection Control Today | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
CBC.ca Study Investigates Prolonged Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities Infection Control Today Infection Control Today Magazine Infection Control Today. Study Investigates Prolonged Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities.
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Revealing the Weapons by Which Bacteria Fight Each Other

Revealing the Weapons by Which Bacteria Fight Each Other | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
A new study which was performed jointly at Umea University in Sweden and the University of Washington in Seattle, discovered that bacteria can degrade the cell membrane of bacterial competitors with enzymes that do not ...
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WHO Offers FAQs on Human Infection with Influenza A H7N9 Virus

WHO Offers FAQs on Human Infection with Influenza A H7N9 Virus | HAC and Infection Control | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides the following frequently asked questions and answers about influenza A(H7N9) virus that has now killed six people and infected 14 in China.
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Superbug on the rise | Hospital Report

SHEA is responding to a recent report about rising cases of CRE.
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