Search Tag: HAI

ICU Management


2013 06 Mar

The Xenex "robot" uses pulse xenon to deliver UV light throughout patient rooms, operating rooms (ORs), equipment rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units (ICUs) and public areas to destroy viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores in just 5-10 minutes per room. (Photo: Business Wire) Customers Report that Xenex Device Halts Spread of Norovirus...Read more

ICU Management


2013 07 Mar

Brian Dixon, Ph.D., Regenstrief Institute and IU School of Informatics and Computing Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute has found that these...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 09 Apr

The ECDC has published a technical report on infection control and hospital hygiene. The intent of ECDC is to propose a comprehensive list of core competencies that should be adopted by infection control and hospital hygiene professionals across Europe. The use of these core competencies would support: Standardisation of the competencies...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 25 Apr

Each year, twice as many people die in Europe from hospital acquired infections than from road accidents. These infectious diseases have developed antibiotic resistance and spread despite the best efforts of staff, mainly through textiles like bed linen. But the technology developed by a European research project helps fight back against the so-called...Read more

ICU Management


2013 07 Jun

Kimberly-Clark announced yesterday that its Kleenex Clean Hands Care Program will be unveiled at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 40th annual conference. New data related to surface disinfection practices will also be highlighted, reinforcing Kimberly-Clark's complete hand and surface hygiene offering....Read more

ICU Management


2013 07 Jun

A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing supports a growing body of evidence that women are less likely to contract bloodstream or surgical site infections than their male counterparts. Researchers investigated the incidence of infection in thousands of hospitalized patients and found the odds for women succumbing to a bloodstream...Read more

ICU Management


2013 10 Jul

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa , investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound gel was the source of bacteria causing the healthcare-associated infection. The findings emphasize the need for increased scrutiny of contaminated medical products. This study is published in the August issue...Read more

ICU Management


2013 18 Jul

Kansas State University researchers are defeating persistent bacteria known for causing infections in hospitals. The bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis, are the second-leading cause of hospital-associated infections in the U.S., said Lynn Hancock , associate professor of biology and leader of the research. His team has discovered how a regulatory...Read more

ICU Management


2013 23 Jul

Xenex Healthcare Services, the world leader in pulsed xenon UV room disinfection systems for healthcare facilities, announced on July 22, 2013, it changed its name to Xenex Disinfection Services. “We changed the company name to better describe our product offering and company strategy,” said Morris Miller, CEO of Xenex. “The most important step in...Read more

ICU Management


2013 25 Jul

Kimberly-Clark today announced the recipients of the third annual HAI WATCHDOG Awards, recognizing the efforts of healthcare professionals working together to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through staff and patient education and use of best practices. HAIs are the most frequent adverse event in healthcare worldwide, affecting hundreds...Read more

ICU Management


2014 30 Jan

According to a new study, the largest of its kind, U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies. The findings are published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),...Read more

ICU Management


2014 18 Sep

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ICU Management


2015 21 Jan

A Vanderbilt University study, which appears in JAMA , shows that once daily chlorhexidine bathing of critically ill patients did not reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Chlorhexidine is a broad-spectrum topical antimicrobial agent that, when used to bathe the skin, may decrease the bacterial burden, thereby reducing infections....Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 13 Aug

A new systematic overview published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds a lack of evidence as to which methods are most effective at reducing health-care associated infections (HAIs). The study shows gaps in best methods for cleaning hospital rooms, gaps that should be filled keeping in mind the fact that nearly 75,000 HAI-related deaths occur in the...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 01 Dec

According to a study published in  Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, patients often find it difficult to decipher complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While healthcare organisations have made an effort to involve individuals and enable them to take a more active...Read more

Executive Health Management


2018 30 Sep

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ICU Management


2020 14 Feb

Health care-associated infection (HAI) is one of the biggest clinical challenges that can cause life-threatening complications to patients, particularly those in the acute care or critical care settings. A survey conducted in 183 US hospitals with 11,282 patients reveals that 542 of them (4.8%) had one or more HAI [1]. And the annual costs for HAIs...Read more

Executive Health Management


2023 02 Mar

Find HMA On Social Media Arnefelina S. Tamayo, MSN,MAN,RN Infection Control Service Department… Chinhak Chun, M.D. Infection control specialist Read more