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High inpatient occupancy levels associated with lower risk of hospital-acquired C. diff | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Researchers analyzed administrative data from 2008 to 2012 among Medicare recipients with a discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia at 327 California hospitals.
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Review evaluates hospitals' efforts to combat spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Researchers reviewed studies of infection prevention and control measures targeting Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, including contact precautions, active surveillance cultures, and monitoring, audit, and
Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ohio improved C. diff treatment by instituting a formal stewardship initiative.
New guidelines issued on contact precautions for C. diff, resistant infections | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises discontinuing contact precautions after obtaining between one and three negative cultures in most cases of C. difficile and multidrug-resistant infections, among other recommendations.
Five years ago, when a surgeon told staff at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pa., that a central line infection (CLI) could contribute to a patient's death, it made them even more determined to find and resolve the problemsâ€”both
Hospitalists play key role in ensuring effective response to disease outbreaks.
Antibiotic stewardship programs reduce incidence of C. difficile, multidrug-resistant infections, review finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The systematic review also found that antibiotic stewardship programs were significantly more effective when implemented along with infection control measures.