The attributable cost of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the United States: A...
by Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Amber L. Schilling on 02/22/2018 at 12:00 am
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are a common complication of indwelling catheters. In fact, CAUTIs are the most common healthcare-associated condition (HAC) in the United […]
The National Healthcare Safety Network Long-term Care Facility Component early reporting...
by Danielle L. Palms, Elisabeth Mungai, Taniece Eure, Angela Anttila, Nicola D. Thompson, Margaret A. Dudeck, Jonathan R. Edwards, Jeneita M. Bell, Nimalie D. Stone on 02/22/2018 at 12:00 am
In the United States, 15,600 nursing homes (NHs) provide care to >3 million people each year.1,2 A frequently cited publication from 2000 estimates that between 1.6 and 3.8 million […]
Adherence to surgical hand antisepsis: Barriers and facilitators in a tertiary care hospital
by Xavier Schwartz, Michelle Schmitz, Nasia Safdar, Aurora Pop-Vicas on 02/22/2018 at 12:00 am
Although surgical hand antisepsis is paramount to surgical infection prevention, adherence to correct technique may be suboptimal. We conducted direct observations and semistructured interviews to […]
Are antimicrobial stewardship programs effective strategies for preventing antibiotic resistance? A...
by Leandro G. Bertollo, Diego S. Lutkemeyer, Anna S. Levin on 02/19/2018 at 12:00 am
The antibiotic era began in 1923 with the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming. Antimicrobial resistance was already a problem of global public health in the 1940s, a few years after the […]
Operating room traffic in total joint arthroplasty: Identifying patterns and training the team to...
by William G. Hamilton, Colleen B. Balkam, Richard L. Purcell, Nancy L. Parks, Jill E. Holdsworth on 02/15/2018 at 12:00 am
Surgical site infections after joint arthroplasty are devastating complications and are influenced by patient, surgical, and operating room environmental factors. […]