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Hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of C. difficile infection

July 1, 2015

A new study showed acute care hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a press release.

These findings were recently presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Nashville, Tenn., the release said.

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Data collection overburdens infection preventionists

June 30, 2015
The burden of collecting and analyzing infection data in hospitals to comply with the reporting requirements of federal health agencies is “extensive,”…
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Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate reduces pediatric CLABSI

June 29, 2015
Bathing pediatric patients with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate reduced the frequency of central line-associated bloodstream infections by 59% and could significantly cut…
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Infections, age and medications linked to death in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

June 25, 2015
Infections in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis are a cause of mortality and are associated with leukopenia, increased age and high doses of certain medications…
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Proactive prevention measures limit nosocomial infections

Proactive prevention measures limit nosocomial infections

June 23, 2015
Proactive infection control efforts could be a major factor for limiting potential outbreaks in hospitals, according to…
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'Wake Up and Breathe' protocol decreased VAEs

October 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at Duke University, discusses results…
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