Infection Control

May 6, 2019
Public or non-profit community-based organizations may apply for funding to support innovative research proposals to prevent health care-associated infections or combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Apr 17, 2019
Candida auris is a type of fungus that can cause serious bloodstream and other invasive infections among hospital and post-acute care patients. It often is resistant to multiple antifungal medications. Patients with weakened immune systems, nursing home patients and those who use breathing/feeding…
Mar 25, 2019
Acute-care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 13 percent and central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9 percent in 2017.
Mar 19, 2019
About 80 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2016 were transmitted from the nearly 40 percent of people with HIV who either did not know they had HIV or who received a diagnosis but were not receiving HIV care, according to a study released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and…
Mar 14, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies today held a hearing to review the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other emerging health threats.   
Mar 6, 2019
In a large clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at HCA Healthcare hospitals, an infection control technique reduced bloodstream infections by 31 percent and antibiotic-resistant bacteria by nearly 40 percent among non-intensive care unit patients with central-…
Feb 25, 2019
A treatment protocol to prevent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections after hospital discharge in patients known to carry the bacteria on their body reduced MRSA infections by 30 percent more than education alone, according to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research…
Jan 31, 2019
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a reminder of how far we’ve come — and how far we still must go — to keep patients safe from infections. The CDC reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that patients were 16 percent less likely to have a health care…
Dec 6, 2018
Reusable elastomeric respirators, rarely used in health care, are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from airborne contaminants or infectious agents.
Nov 8, 2018
Nearly 2.4 million Americans are living with Hepatitis C and the amount of new infections each year is “disturbingly high” and growing.