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Applying NHSN Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Criteria: Case Studies

Katherine Allen-Bridson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented on the NHSN CLABSI criteria. Date: Dec.7,2012

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Bloodstream Infections in Non-Invasive Care Units Have Higher Mortality Rates

Non-ICU CLABSIs carry a higher risk of death, according to a recent study.

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CAUTI Case Studies

The National Healthcare safety Network provides case studies regarding CAUTI.

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CDC Resources for HAIs

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provide a library of resources for various audiences regarding healthcare-associated infections.

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CDI and Healthcare Workers

A recent study found that nearly one in four healthcare workers' hands are contaminated with C. difficile spores after routine care of patients infected with the bacteria.

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CDI and MRSA case studies

CDI and MRSA case studies are provided by the National Healthcare Safety Network. Date: 9/27/12

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CDI Treatment Options

Researchers have identified elements of C. diff that can be used to identify better treatment options.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report

A study from the CDC indicates that one in 25 hospitalized patients (4 percent) is fighting a hospital-acquired infection.

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Compendium of Strategies to Prevent HAIs in Acute Care Hospitals

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) with other partner organizations published their recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs.

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Health Providers Report Higher Hand Hygiene Compliance than Actual Rates

New research suggests that healthcare workers observe compliance behavior much higher than actual compliance rates.

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Healthcare Infections Less Likely in Favorable Work Environments

Healthcare infections are less likely to occur in favorable critical care environments, as revealed in this study of more than 3,200 nurses.

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Infection Control Interventions Can Significantly Improve Hand Hygiene

Researchers find a replicable intervention involving hand hygiene.

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Infection Control Practices Not Adequately Implemented in Hospital ICUs

A recent study demonstrates that infection control practices are not adequately implemented at many hospital ICUs.

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Lack of Knowledge Among Top Reasons for Hand Hygiene Noncompliance

Decision-making and lack of knowledge appear to be the top reasons why hand hygiene is impeded.

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Proposed Inpatient Payment Regulation

A press release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Proposed Hospital Inpatient Payment Regulation

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Seniors with Comorbidities at Greater Risk of Readmission from C. Difficile

Older patients with comorbidities were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital with a recurrence of Clostridium difficile according to this recent study.

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Study Shows That Hospitals Need to Update Staffing and Guidelines to Combat HAIs

Intensive care units don't possess necessary staffing and guidelines to prevent common HAIs, especially CAUTI, according to a new study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Unit Quality Nurse Helps Reduce Central Line Blood Stream Infections

The presence of a unit quality nurse may reduce CLASBI rate, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Using NHSN for Multidrug Resistent Organism and CDI Laboratory-Identified Event Reporting

Angela Bivens-Anttila of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented on multi-drug resistant organism and C.dif.

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