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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 30, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 30, 2017.
Hand Hygiene Day: The Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Is in Your Hands
Today, May 5th, is Hand Hygiene Day, a day that reminds healthcare workers, visitors, and policy makers alike, that frequent handwashing can be used to fight the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, and ultimately, save millions of lives.
Increased MDR Gram-Negative Bacteria Prevalence in US Nursing Homes Highlights Need to Enhance Infection Control
The results of a recent study reveal a high prevalence of colonization of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in nursing home residents, emphasizing the need to enhance infection control and prevention in these institutions.
The Dark Underbelly of Hospital Reporting
Despite the best intentions, hospital accreditation surveys have become a breeding ground for low expectations.
Why Are We More at Risk Than Ever for a Global Pandemic?
We are adding 2 more reasons to the 7 reasons we are more at risk than ever for a global pandemic.
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.
Survey: When It Comes to Preventing HAIs, Where Should We Turn Our Attention?
Do some healthcare-associated infections receive more attention at your institution than others? Has your institution committed to using single-use medical devices to stave off infections? The editorial staff at Contagion® wants your feedback. Please take this brief survey to weigh-in.
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.
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