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Infection Control Tomorrow: A Celebration of the Profession

This special digital issue continues the celebration of the infection prevention profession that began with the Infection Control Tomorrow Digital Summit, held April 29-30, 2015. It provides infection...

Healthcare-associated infection: best practice in prevention and control

Understand the standard principles and practices of infection control, with a brief overview of initiatives aimed at reducing rates of infection acquired in a healthcare setting.

C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Patients with Clostridium difficile infection are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a study p...

Infection preventionists may spend more time collecting data than protecting patients

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Collecting and reporting hospital infection data to federal health agencies takes more than five hours each day, at the expense of time needed to e...

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, official...

Loyola Honored for Study on Infection Prevention Initiative

Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Loyola University Health System, will receive the Implementation Science Award at the ...

Nurses call for greater clarity on infection control commissioning

Concerns have been raised by nurses about the potential impact of the fragmentation of infection prevention and control arrangements within the NHS in England.

New Call for Infection Control in Wake of HCV Transmissions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report two separate cases of transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) via breaches of infection prevention practices during surgery. Medscape Medical Ne...

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Hospital infection control units: Staffing, costs, and priorities.

This article describes infection prevention and control professionals' (ICPs') staffing levels, patient outcomes, and costs associated with the provision of infection prevention and control services i...

Adherence to tuberculosis infection control guidelines by nurses in Lesotho.

Lesotho has a high prevalence rate of tuberculosis (TB) that has been exacerbated by high prevalence of HIV. Adherence to the TB infection control guidelines recommended by the World Health Organizati...

Status of the infection control program in a Nigerian tertiary hospital before and after implementation of an improvement plan.

Infection control: Public reporting, disincentives, and bad behavior.

Role of chlorhexidine bathing in infection control: Reply.

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