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Pushing back on physical restraints

Pause before ordering restraints and definitely don't forget that a patient has been placed in them, says a researcher who has found disparities in use among medical inpatients.
26 Jul 2023

Reminders to remove urinary catheters help reduce infection risk

Simplified index predicts 30-day mortality in PE patients as well as original
18 Aug 2010

Infectious diseases, hospital organizations update strategies for CAUTI prevention

The recommendations include essential practices for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which apply to all acute care hospitals, and additional approaches, which should be considered when essential practices have been implemented but infection rates remain high.
30 Aug 2023

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.
15 Sep 2021

August 30, 2023

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Novel protocol for urine sampling, testing may have reduced CAUTI rates

Urine sampling and testing aimed at minimizing contamination due to urinary or bladder colonization was associated with a significant reduction in rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and urinary catheter-days in a pre- and postintervention study.
19 Aug 2020

Fighting HAIs while fighting a pandemic

Central line-associated bloodstream infections made a comeback last year.
15 May 2021

U.S. hospitals saw overall decline in health care-associated infections from 2011 to 2015

Surgical-site and urinary tract infections decreased, while rates of pneumonia and Clostridium difficile in the hospital held steady, according to data gathered by the CDC.
7 Nov 2018

CV risks of flu, CAUTI protocol, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Nov 2020

Follow-up blood cultures for gram-negative bacilli bacteremia may not be necessary

It took about five follow-up blood cultures to yield one positive result for gram-positive cocci, but about 17 follow-up blood cultures were needed to yield one positive result for gram-negative bacilli.
2 Aug 2017

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