Tag archive for ‘Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI)’
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 Friday, January 22nd, 2016

C. diff Infection Raises Hospital Costs by 40% per Case

HealthLeader’s Media — It can be difficult to quantify the exact economic burden of C. diff on hospitals and the health system as a whole. But a recent study puts a dollar amount on the cost of C. diff, More...

By and On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Beyond Hand Washing and Flu Shots

Medical Professional Washing Hands At most health systems, infectious disease specialists play a leadership role in infection control and prevention, promote hand hygiene, advocate for staffwide vaccinations, oversee 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...

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