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Category: HAI Guidelines

Consumer Reports looks at how well hospitals prevent common infections

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A new analysis finds big differences in hospital performance against C. diff and MRSA infections. Guest Author: Teresa Carr Senior Editor, Best Buy Drugs Consumer Reports An estimated one in 25 patients develops at least one infection while in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that number is Read More >

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APIC promotes “Infection Prevention and You”


Guest Author – Vicki G. Allen, MSN, RN, CIC Manager of the Infection Prevention and Control Department CaroMont Regional Medical Center This year APIC is marking International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 20-26, by launching a multiyear campaign themed "Infection Prevention and You.” The focus is to engage everyone — patients, families, and healthcare personnel — Read More >

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New Recommendations for Pediatric Pneumonia Treatment

Author: John S Bradley, MD Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center Every year, pneumonia kills more than 2 million children ages 5 years and younger worldwide. Yet the only existing national guidelines for the treatment of pneumonia focus on adults, and the recommended diagnostic methods and treatments may be too Read More >

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