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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 1

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics for <i>C diff</i> and Sepsis
Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed., discusses how rapid molecular diagnostics are changing the treatment timeline for sepsis and Clostridium difficile (C diff).
Improving Hospital Disinfection to Prevent <i>C Diff</i>
Edmund A. Hooker, MD, DrPH, discussed the gaps in disinfection in the hospital and how hospital beds can be properly sanitized to prevent the spread healthcare-associatedted infections.
New Options on the Horizon for <i>C diff</i> Prevention
Dale N Gerding, MD, provides insight about prevention options for C diff that are expected in the future.
 
Evaluation of Fidaxomicin vs Vancomycin in Early Targeted Therapy of <i>C diff</i>
Nimish Patel, PharmD, PhD, describes his study, which compared fidaxomicin with oral vancomycin in early targeted therapy of C diff.
Paradigm Shift in Treatment for ABSSSI
Yoav Golan, MD, discusses the paradigm shift occurring in treatment for ABSSSI and how to motivate clinicians to buy into new programs and protocols.
 
The Dangers of Overtreating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, explains how overtreating asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to antibiotic resistance or incorrect diagnoses.
Are Rapid Diagnostics Replacing Prediction Scores?
Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, explains how rapid diagnostics interplay with prediction scores in antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Treatment Challenges Remain as ABSSSI Incidence Continues to Grow
Yoav Golan, MD, discusses trends in the incidence of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, standard protocols for treatment, and the challenges clinicians continue to face.
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