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CDC Pilot Study Explores National Burden of HAIs in US Nursing Homes
Using a model implemented in Europe in 2013 to estimate HAI prevalence by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Nicola Thompson, PhD, CDC, and her team estimated the national burden of HAIs in US nursing homes. In their poster, Dr. Thompson and her colleagues reported preliminary data from their pilot study.
How Do Respiratory Viral Infections Impact Pediatric Patients?
Matt Linam, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, explains the impact of respiratory viral infections in children.
What Are the Consequences of Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the potential consequences of prescribing unneeded antibiotics.
Changing Policies to Strengthen Infection Prevention: An Exclusive Interview with Carissa Holmes, MPH
Contagion® recently spoke with Carissa Holmes, MPH, CDC, who discussed how policy change can work to strengthen infection prevention practices.
Rethinking Strategies to Reduce Healthcare-Associated <i>C. difficile</i> Infections
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Health Systems Director of Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infection Prevention, Montefiore Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, discusses five stewardship strategies to help reduce healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile rates.
What is an Effective Stewardship Intervention for Penicillin-Related Allergies?
Emily Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, shares an effective stewardship intervention for ruling out if someone is allergic to penicillin.
A Larger Vision for Hospital Epidemiologists
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Enterprise Epidemiologist for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses some issues that she believes the subspecialty needs to address.
What Can My Facility Do to Prevent Respiratory Viral HAIs?
Matt Linam, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, explains a strategy used at his healthcare facility to prevent respiratory viral HAIs in children.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?