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Hennepin County (MN) Medical Center tells 2,600 patients device was not properly disinfected
About 2,600 patients at Hennepin County MN) Medical Center are being notified that they were treated with a medical...
Web Exclusive: Eleventh VRSA Case in U.S. Diagnosed; CDC Urges Diligence
Healthcare providers are being advised to increase vigilance for cases of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
Doctor's stethoscope cover aimed at hospital infections
Like many of his peers, Lowell, MA, physician Richard Ma has repeatedly plunked the listening end of his stethoscope...
One hospital's simple measure to defeat infections
About two years ago, Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital dispatched "spies" to observe and report how often...
Rising threat of infections unfazed by antibiotics
The Acinetobacter baumannii germ is one of a category of bacteria that by some estimates are already killing tens of...
Sepsis, Pneumonia Caused by HAIs Killed 48,000 Patients in One Year, Study Says
In one of the largest national studies to date, two common conditions—sepsis and pneumonia—caused hospital...
Study: Half of infection deaths linked directly to hospital care
Sepsis and pneumonia, two infections that can often be prevented with tight infection control practices in hospitals...
Study: Two hospitals at Dallas-based Methodist Health System have high ICU infection rates
Dallas-based Methodist Health System had two hospitals with bloodstream infection rates double the national average...
Study looks at parenteral nutrition and its effect on bloodstream infections
Typically when infection preventionists evaluate bloodstream infection rates, their initial thoughts turn to central...
Web Exclusive: CDC Sees Spike in Severe Pneumococcal Disease
Federal health officials last week issued caution about "a worrisome spike" in serious pneumococcal disease...

Book: Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals
With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...