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CDC issues interim guidance on measles infection control and prevention in health care

New government guidance covers what is acceptable evidence of immunity to measles and how to respond if health care personnel are exposed to the disease.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/31/4.htm
31 Jul 2019

July 2020

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2020/07/

September 2019

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2019/09/

Avoiding SNFs and antibiotics, expecting long-term effects and boosters in COVID-19

One study showed how a new committee reduced discharges to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) while another indicated that empiric antibiotics aren't necessary for ventilated COVID-19 patients. Officials announced plans for vaccine boosters, and convalescent plasma failed an outpatient trial.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/25/1.htm
25 Aug 2021

December 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2007/12/

Academic hospitals' discharge practices for patients with COVID-19 compared

Most U.S. hospitals provided patients with similar guidance on isolation, but their criteria for discharge varied, leading the study authors to call for more research in this area. An Italian study found high incidence of hospital-acquired infections among COVID-19 patients in ICUs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/04/21/2.htm
21 Apr 2021

December 2014

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2014/12/

Rise in HAIs during the pandemic, guidance on monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19

A new study found significant growth in health care-associated infections (HAIs), especially central line-associated bloodstream infections, during 2020, and the NIH offered advice on prioritization when monoclonal antibodies can't be given to all eligible patients.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/15/1.htm
15 Sep 2021

June 2011

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/06/

Studies examine impact of hospital policies on C. difficile infection rates

While one study found that participation in an antibiotic stewardship program from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality led to reductions in hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection rates, a simulation study found that visitor contact precautions may not be as helpful.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/03/4.htm
3 Mar 2021

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