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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

PREVENTION VIDEOS - Page 3

What Motivates Outpatient Providers to Write Unnecessary Prescriptions For Antibiotics?
Mike Kohut, PhD shares the results of his research that reveals providers are writing prescriptions for infections based largely on patient demand and not guideline recommendations.
How to Create Institution-Specific Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions
Contagion® Editorial Advisory Board member, James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, shares how antibiotic stewards can craft stewardship interventions to their own reality.
MDR Infections: Overview of Antimicrobial Stewardships
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; and Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), outline the function of antimicrobial stewardships regarding multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and emphasize the importance of personnel at all levels within this system.
Nurses & Disinfection Practices: What Role Do They Play?
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, explains the role that nurses play in disinfection practices at health care facilities.
New Treatments on the Horizon for <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections
Marin H. Kollef, MD, discusses new therapies in development for the treatment of Pseudomonas infections.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections: Nuancing the Use of Antibiotics
Marin Hristos Kollef, MD; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Yoav Golan, MD, share insight on the appropriate approach to using antibiotics when treating pseudomonas infections at multiple levels of care.
What Can Physicians Do If Their Patient Declines Getting Tested for HIV?
Colleen Kelley, MD, stresses the importance of routinizing HIV testing and shares what physicians can do if their patient declines the option to get tested.
Cell Phones: Potential Vectors for <i>C. diff</i>?
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, infection control specialist at Clorox Healthcare, explains how cell phones and smart devices can potentially serve as a vector for C. diff.