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Study questions effectiveness of EVS to monitor hospital room cleanliness

Study questions effectiveness of EVS to monitor hospital room cleanliness
October 18, 2017

Recently published findings validate the CDC’s recommendation that independent observers provide the most objective approach to monitoring the thoroughness of environmental services staff to clean and disinfect hospital rooms after they are used.

The CDC recommends that hospital epidemiologists or infection preventionists who are not part of environmental services (EVS) monitor the environmental cleaning and disinfection of hospital rooms, which can reduce transmission of health care-acquired pathogens.


The critical role of antimicrobial susceptibility testing in medical decision-making

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Ellie JC Goldstein, MD
Medical decision-making remains challenging despite the unprecedented advances in technology over the past several decades. This is most apparent when it comes to…

Reported penicillin allergy increases SSI risk

October 16, 2017
Patients with a documented penicillin allergy had an increased risk for developing surgical site infections, which researchers linked to the use of second-line…
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VIDEO: Letermovir CMV prophylaxis offers survival benefit in hematopoietic cell transplant patients

October 14, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Francisco Marty, MD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and attending physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and…
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Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as…
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Chlorhexidine reduces MRSA, VRE in patients with devices

October 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Daily universal bathing with chlorhexidine reduces the combination of MRSA and vancomycin-resistant…
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VIDEO: Early antibiotic therapy, risk stratification improves patient outcomes

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