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
Simplified index predicts 30-day mortality in PE patients as well as original
18 Aug 2010
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
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
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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
Central line-associated bloodstream infections made a comeback last year.
15 May 2021
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
Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Nov 2020
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