Search Tag: HAI

Executive Health Management

Complex Infection Data Confusing for Consumers

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

Study Finds Gaps in Best Methods for Cleaning Hospital Rooms

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

ICU Management

Findings Do Not Support Chlorhexidine Bathing in ICUs

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.Infections... Read more

ICU Management

HAI 2014

2014 16 May

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ICU Management

Study: Implementation of ICU Infection Control Practices Inconsistent

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),A... Read more

ICU Management

Kimberly-Clark Announces HAI WATCHDOG Award Winners

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

Xenex Changes Name to Xenex Disinfection Services

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 infection... Read more

ICU Management

Research Targets Bacteria Behind Hospital-associated Infections

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 system... Read more

ICU Management

Contaminated Ultrasound Gel Tied to Outbreak of Healthcare-associated Infections

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

Study Finds Women Less at Risk than Men for Bloodstream or Surgical Site Infections

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

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