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IFIC 2016

2016 16 Mar

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

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Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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MSSA More Common than MRSA in NICUs

2015 19 Oct

New research reveals that invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more deaths in hospitalised infants than invasive methicillin-resistant S aureus infection (MRSA). The findings, reported in JAMA Pediatrics , could help to inform the adoption of infection control measures that include... Read more

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Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

2015 21 Jul

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health network can anticipate and manage public health emergencies, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases . CERN — composed of Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago... Read more

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High Rates of MRSA Transmission in Nursing Homes

2015 01 Jun

According to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology , healthcare workers often contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing home residents with drug resistant   Staphylococcus aureus   or MRSA. Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, lead author of the study explains that healthcare workers are a major vector... Read more

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New Contact Precautions for Visitors of Infectious Disease Patients

2015 16 Apr

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published... Read more

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Study Finds Poor Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Techniques in the Operating Room

2015 03 Apr

Direct observational research at a large hospital in Sweden reveals that compliance with recommended hand disinfection and aseptic techniques is alarmingly low, with clinician caregivers missing 90 percent of 2,393 opportunities in the operating room. The observations were not made during emergency surgeries. The study was conducted at the University... Read more

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Ebola Lessons for Critical Care

2015 05 Jan

According to the editors of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa offers insight as to how healthcare professionals could respond more effectively to current and future healthcare challenges.   Cindy Munro, RN, PhD, ANP and Richard H. Savel, MD, the two Editors-in-Chief at AJCC review and reflect... Read more

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DNA Vaccine For C. Difficile

2014 05 Aug

A recent research published in Infection and Immunity talks about an experimental vaccine that was able to protect 100% of animal models against Clostridium difficile, a highly infectious and virulent bacterium. This bacterium causes an intestinal disease that kills nearly 30,000 Americans annually. C-difficile associated disease (CDAD) is caused... Read more

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WHO: Antibiotic Resistance in ICU Infections on the Rise

2014 13 May

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive care units will contract a healthcare-associated infection. According to the findings, the number of those infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is on the rise. With at least seven... Read more