Covid-19Health Workers Warn Loosening Mask Advice in Hospitals Would Harm Patients and Providers
A CDC draft controversially concludes that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser, surgical face masks in certain settings.
Clinical CareHealthcare Facilities Called Upon to Continue Masking
Recommendations range from universal masking to more flexible approaches.
Post-AcuteRound-Up: Post-Acute Infection Prevention After the End of PHE
Infection prevention efforts aren't exclusive to COVID and must be made a priority to keep vulnerable patients safe.
TechnologyNew York Health System Launches RPM Program for Cancer Patients
Ellis Medicine is partnering with the city of Schenectady and AION Biosystems to monitor the temperatures of oncology patients for...
Clinical CareExpert: CMS Takes Significant Step to Improve Sepsis Care in 2024 IPPS Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services make SEP-1 sepsis care bundle a pay-for-performance measure.
Post-AcuteQ&A: APIC CEO on Need for Infection Prevention Efforts in Home Health—Part 1
While the demand for home health services grows, the lack of infection prevention oversight presents a problem.
Clinical CareAmerican College of Physicians Makes 13 Pandemic Preparedness Recommendations
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed several weaknesses in public health emergency preparedness such as insufficient centralized coordination at the federal level.
Clinical CareMisdiagnosis Tied to Serious Harm of 795K Americans Annually, Study Finds
About 371,000 Americans die annually after a false negative diagnosis for a serious illness, according to researchers.
Clinical CareTechnology-Based Initiatives Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance
University of Michigan Health and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center have increased hand hygiene compliance significantly.
Post-AcuteAPIC Puts Pressure on Congress for Nursing Home Infection Prevention Efforts
Government reports have illuminated the ?astounding? lack of attention to infection prevention.
InnovationNew Project Applies Digital Health Tools to Curb Amputations
The "Saving Limbs, Saving Lives" campaign aims to give healthcare providers access to a digital health platform that offers care...
TechnologyIowa Health System Sees Benefits from Data-Driven Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is using technology in the OR to study how surgical procedures are done, with...