Clinical CareMystery Still Swirling Around Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC official provides update on baffling neurological disorder that causes paralysis in one or more limbs.
Clinical CareAn Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without A Doctor Visit
Many physicians aren't taking the federal government's advice because of entrenched ethical and legal concerns.
Clinical CareHackers, Mattresses, Sponges Top ECRI Health Tech Hazards List
Improper cleaning and disinfecting can expose patients to infectious materials on mattresses or mattress covers. Sponges retained inside patients after...
InnovationCould This Device Bring Us One Step Closer to Predicting Illness?
HHS funds further research of a wearable device that could warn of early illness.
Clinical CareHow ASC Facilities Turn Their Smaller Operations Into Safer Operations
An ASC leader and orthopedic surgeons share their success strategies for conducting safe invasive procedures at ASCs.
Clinical CareNew York Mandated Sepsis Reporting, Care Protocols. It Worked.
An analysis of New York State's first-in-the-nation mandated reporting and care protocols for sepsis shows improvements in care, even without...
Clinical CareAvoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Seniors To Gruesome Deaths
Thousands of cases across the country allege that enfeebled nursing home patients endured hospital treatments for sepsis that many of...
NursingEngaging Leaders in CAUTI Prevention Efforts
Including senior leaders in CAUTI prevention is a critical aspect of the design and implementation of infection prevention programs.
NursingInfection-Control Compliance Hinges on Nurses' Attitudes
Changing nurses' perception of infection risk could improve compliance with infection control measures.
InnovationInnovative Wound Dressing Could Reduce $10B Cost of Surgical Site Infections
Novel nanofiber dressing infused with vitamin D stimulates the body's natural defenses and may reduce dependence on compounds that produce...
NursingHospital Occupancy Impacts Infection Risk in Unexpected Ways
The greatest risk of patients acquiring a C. diff infection didn't come, surprisingly, when hospitals were at their fullest.
Clinical Care8 Hepatitis C cases linked to Puyallup hospital outbreak