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SHEA Spring 2019 Conference

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OASIS Intervention Reduces Days of Antibiotic Therapy in Nursing Homes
An intervention involving improved communication and antibiotic timeouts in nursing homes reduced the days of antibiotic therapy, according to a recent study.
Discontinuing Contact Precautions for MRSA, VRE Did Not Affect HAI Rates, Study Finds
The aggregated average HAI rates before and after discontinuing contact precautions were 0.14 and 0.15 MRSA HAI/1000 patient days, 0.06 and 0.04 VRE HAI/1000 patient days, and 0.04 and 0.03 MRSA LabID events/100 admissions.
Takeaways From a 10-Year Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Program for Health Care Workers
The rate of health care-associated influenza cases per season decreased from a median of 16.8 cases pre-policy rollout to 5.2 cases post-policy rollout at a large pediatric hospital.
Are Non-Sporicidal Wipes Effective in Preventing Spread of <i>Candida Auris</i>?
Non-sporicidal cleansers are commonly used to disinfect surfaces in the hospital rooms of patients with C auris colonization or infection, but are they efficacious?
These 5 Factors Are Associated with <i>Candida auris</i> Colonization in Nursing Homes
Investigators in New York state, which has the largest burden of C auris colonization in the US, used 12 point prevalence surveys at 6 nursing homes to identify 60 cases and 218 controls.
Can Stethoscopes Transmit Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens?
In a South Korean study of contaminated stethoscopes, 23% were confirmed to have at least 1 potential multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogen.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?