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Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
Hospital Infection Reporting Standards Inconsistent
With hospital reimbursements increasingly dependent on reported rates of infections, significant variations remain in...
Disease outbreak that killed 2 patients is over, Vancouver hospital says
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has eliminated the latest outbreak of Clostridium difficile, after nearly...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Hospital infections: The hidden epidemic
Going to the hospital puts you in harm's way. Hospitals know this and avoid talking about it. And until now, the...
Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation
Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...
Briefings on Infection Control
Your facility's infection control and prevention initiatives are in the spotlight: Scrutiny from The Joint Commission...
Infection Control Manual for the Physician's Office
This book and CD-ROM set describes the steps physicians and their staff should take to protect patients, staff, and the...
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