Search Tag: HAI

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Mindray Disinfection Solutions

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

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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.... Read more

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HAI 2014

2014 18 Sep

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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),... Read more

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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

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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

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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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Kimberly-Clark Demonstrates Commitment to Infection Prevention at the APIC Annual Conference

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