Tag archive for ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’
By On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Fewer than 1 in 5 nurses comply with guidelines for standard precautions

Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection More...

By and On Monday, December 7th, 2015

More healthcare job gains in November, but is that a good thing?

Modern Healthcare — The healthcare industry created 23,800 jobs in November, another month of solid job growth. But the sustained hiring blitz of 2015 raises questions about whether healthcare is doing enough More...

By and On Sunday, December 6th, 2015

CDC official praises Hawaiian island’s dengue response

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says the Big Island of Hawaii is identifying most cases of dengue fever in a timely manner. West Hawaii Today reports CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases More...

By On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Lilly stops development of diabetes treatment

Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday it scrapped development of an experimental diabetes treatment that had raised concerns of liver problems. Lilly had delayed applying for marketing the treatment —basal insulin More...

By and On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

4 Dead After Being Infected by a Device in Surgery at a Pennsylvania Hospital

New York Times — At least eight people who received treatment at a hospital in York, Pa., have developed an infection from a medical device used during open-heart surgery, hospital and health officials said. Four More...

By and On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Battle against antimicrobial-resistant diseases

Digitally colorized scanning electron micrograph shows four magenta-colored, spherical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in the process of being phagocytized by blue-colored human white blood More...

By and On Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Too Much Reporting Leads To Less Patient Care

Modern Healthcare — Too much data documentation may distract hospital infection preventionists from their main job—reducing the prevalence of hospital-acquired conditions, a new case report suggests.  More...

By and On Sunday, June 14th, 2015

On-Label Nasal Naloxone in the Works

Medpage Today — An official formulation of nasal naloxone for reversing opioid overdoses that doesn’t have to be used off-label may be on the market soon. Lightlake Therapeutics has opened a rolling submission More...

By and On Friday, May 8th, 2015

Enduring Long Waits at the Emergency Room

What can you do when you’re last on the list? Late evening: You’ve been injured, and the deep gash on your calf clearly needs stitches. Or it’s 5 p.m., and your elderly father is confused and disoriented. More...

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