Hospital safety program curbs surgical site infections
May 25, 2018
An AHRQ-designed program significantly reduced SSIs and improved safety culture in Hawaiian hospitals.
ESBL-B before colorectal surgery ups risk of surgical site infection
May 17, 2018
MADRID – ESBL-B appears to be a factor in infection after colorectal surgery.
ESBL-resistant bacteria spread in hospital despite strict contact precautions
May 14, 2018
Adherence to strict contact isolation and hand hygiene is never 100% in a real-life scenario.
Prehospital antibiotics improved some aspects of sepsis care
March 7, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – EMS personnel in the Netherlands received training that resulted in them being able to recognize sepsis more quickly.
Preoperative penicillin allergy tests could decrease SSI
February 27, 2018
Patients who report penicillin allergies are at higher risk for surgical site infections.
Reported penicillin allergies hike inpatient costs
February 8, 2018
Extra inpatient costs may top $4,000, though confirmatory testing doesn’t confirm most reported allergies.
Predicting MDR Gram-negative infection mortality risk
January 24, 2018
Several factors were predictive of mortality risk in hospitalized patients with multidrug resistant Gram-negative infections.
Some measures to control HAI sound better than they perform
November 1, 2017
SAN DIEGO – A panel at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress weighed in on the value of a variety or measures available to control hospital-acquired infections.