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CLABSI Rates Cut with Catheter Maintenance Bundle

2016 07 Mar

Evaluation of a central catheter maintenance bundle developed to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) found that it led to decreased infection rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).The bundle comprises 14 items and has a 5 point checklist to monitor compliance.  In this study... Read more

Executive Health Management

IFIC 2016

2016 14 Jan

IFIC2016 finds itself in Vienna, the ‘City of Music’. It is a city with strong associations with Ignaz Semmelweis, the father of modern “hygiene”, and thus of healthcare infection prevention and control. Today, this field of work is – as many other aspects of our lives – confronted with intriguing perspectives as well as frightening but exciting challenges.... Read more

Executive Health Management

PRIMIT - Web Programme Encourages Hand Washing

2015 13 Aug

A randomised trial of more than 16,000 households in the UK used a web-based programme to encourage more frequent hand washing and found that it reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members. The research has been published in The Lancet. The programme called PRIMIT also showed that users of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reporting Infection Data Time Consuming

2015 03 Jul

According to a new research, collecting and reporting data to federal health agencies is not the soundest of strategies. The study was presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The research was conducted by infection preventionists at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital... Read more

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ICU Interventions from Johns Hopkins Sharply Reduce Bloodstream Infections

2015 24 Apr

According to a report by the researchers from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, interventions focused on evidence-based infection prevention practices, safety culture and teamwork, and scheduled measurement of infection rates considerably reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) across intensive... Read more

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ICU Volume 15 - Issue 1 - 2015

2015 16 Mar

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