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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) VIDEOS - Page 6

How Antibiotics Impact <i>C. difficile</i> rates
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, explains how controlling antibiotic use can impact Clostridium difficile rates.
Disinfecting Hospital Rooms to Reduce Rate of HAI Transmission
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses methods to disinfect hospital rooms so as to limit the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.
Healthcare-Associated Infections in Nursing Homes: Why Is Research Limited?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains why research and surveillance of HAIs in US nursing homes has been limited.
Cost-Effective Strategies to Control <i>Clostridium difficile</i> in the Hospital Setting
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses a cost-effective way to control Clostridium difficile in the hospital setting.
Are Nurse-Driven <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Protocols Effective?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, examines the importance of nurse-driven Clostridium difficile protocols.
Lowering National Prevalence of HAIs Requires Shifting Focus from Acute Care
Nicola Thompson, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains that, in order to decrease the national prevalence of HAIs in the United States, we can’t just focus on acute care settings.
What Are the Alternatives to Contact Precautions for <i>C. diff</i> Patients?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses some alternative approaches to contact precautions for patients with Clostridium difficile.
Why Healthcare Workers Need to Stay Home When They're Ill
Matt Linam, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, stresses the importance of healthcare workers staying home when they’re ill.
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