Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

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Reduction of Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections by Improving Compliance

Abstract: Patients are especially prone to infections of the bloodstream when they are receiving medicines and nutrients through central and peripheral lines. At the Infection...
Surgical Gown

Personal Protective Equipment Strikethrough: Risk or Rhetoric?

Abstract: The CBS investigative news program “60 Minutes” aired a segment called “Strikethrough: A Matter of Life, Death, and Litigation” on Sunday May 1, 2016....
The Changing Face of Sepsisvideo

The Changing Face of Sepsis

Abstract: There are few infections that can result in death or lifelong impairment in mere hours. Sepsis is caused by an inflammatory response by the...
FOCUS Series

Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals

We are pleased to announce that two of our authors, Rodney E. Rohde and Amber Mitchell, have collaborated on a series of FOCUS articles...
Disaster Response

Managing Infection Control in a Disaster

Abstract: In this article, an introductory overview of managing the Infection risks during a disaster or mass casualty event is presented. Reaching an understanding of...
Elizabethkingia

Rare outbreak of Elizabethkingia bacteria leading to deaths in the Midwestern United States

Abstract: An outbreak of the recently discovered bacteria Elizabethkingia anophelis is occurring in the Midwestern United States. While Elizabethkingia bacterium is prevalent in the environment...
Compliance

Barriers to Practice: A Case Study of Policy Implementation in South Africa

Abstract: Health care workers (HCWs) and patients are at risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care facilities. Such risk characterizes TB as a...
Hospital Bed

Bedsores: A Preventable Healthcare Problem

Updated February 29, 2016 Abstract: Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are a patient safety issue dating back at least to the 19th century...
Endoscopes A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Endoscopes: A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Abstract: As the public becomes more aware of the possibility of becoming infected with drug resistant pathogens from inadequately reprocessed endoscopes when they undergo endoscopic...
Lassa Fever Cell

Lassa Fever Outbreak hits Nigeria

Abstract: Since November 2015, at least 10 states in Nigeria have been affected by an outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that causes...