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Sepsis in Critical Care: Effective Antimicrobial Strategies in ICU

2022 16 Mar

ICU sepsis is associated with a mortality rate >25%, with nosocomial infection most lethal, and community acquired infection more common. Optimal management requires identification of the site of infection (lung, abdomen and blood stream most commonly), a focus on the likely pathogens based on risk factors for resistance, and provision of timely and... Read more

Clostridioides difficile Infection: Complication of Intestinal Microbiome Alteration

2021 30 Sep

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)   infection is a potentially serious complication in critical patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It generally occurs because of an alteration of the intestinal microbiota due to antibiotic exposure that must be timely identified and diagnosed to start proper and early management.... Read more

In-hospital mortality and misdiagnosis of site of infection

2019 11 Jun

Sepsis is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening conditions encountered in the intensive care unit. Sepsis is considered to be an emergent disease similar to trauma, heart attack, and stroke. But sepsis is characterised by various aetiologies and pathophysiological conditions, and that is why it is very complicated to treat compared to... Read more

Poll Finds Patient Safety is Threatened by Current Ultrasound-Guided PIV Insertion Techniques

2019 09 May

New findings highlight the urgent need to reduce contamination risk through standardized, aseptic non-touch technique A new clinician poll conducted by Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, has found that relatively few healthcare facilities have established a standardized process for maintaining proper aseptic non-touch technique during... Read more

Infection Prevention 2019

2019 22 Sep

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ESICM EuroAsia 2019

2019 14 Apr

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Infection Prevention Conference 2018

2018 30 Sep

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Antibiotics for Sepsis - Does Each Hour Really Count?

2017 31 May

"Each hour’s delay in initiating antibiotics costs lives" is a doctrine that has attained quasi-religious status. Like most (quasi-)religions this is founded more on faith and hope than hard fact, according to an article in press in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Article author Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive... Read more

Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

2016 21 May

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at risk of infection. The Heart Rate Observation system (HeRO) (MPSC, Charlottesville, USA) is an algorithm-based system that can detect slight changes in a baby’s heartbeat that could be an early sign of a major... Read more

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

2016 11 Mar

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is increasingly recognised, requiring a new approach to the selection of materials for objects frequently touched by healthcare workers, patients and visitors that can serve as reservoirs of infection. There are many technologies and materials on the market,... Read more