Hospital Medicine Information Center
Implementation of an environmental cleaning bundle in Australia was associated with a decrease in infectious caused by S aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
Adding several steps to environmental cleaning protocols can help reduce patients' risk of hospital-associated infection.
The CDC recently issued outpatient infection control guidelines to ensure basic standards are met in ambulatory settings including primary care offices, public health clinics, imaging centers, oncology clinics and rehabilitation centers.
Despite the overall positive impact, some hospitals are spending less time on infections not targeted in the CMS rule.
Combining infection control strategies reduced hospital-associated MRSA rates 62% across VA hospital ICUs nationwide.
I. Problem/Challenge. Management of patients in the hospital can provide many advantages for patients who are medically unstable, require rapid diagnostic or treatment intervention, or specialized coordinated care. However, it is important to recognize that there are associated risks with the inpatient setting. As a hospital based provider, depending on expectations at your institution, you…
Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric hospital acquired infections (HAI) Synonyms Continue Reading Nosocomial infection Hospital associated infections Healthcare associated infections Related conditions Catheter-associated blood stream infection (CA-BSI) Central line associated blood stream infection (CLA-BSI) Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Ventilator associated lower respiratory infection (VALORI) Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) Device-related infection Surgical site infection (SSI) 1. Description of the problem…
Hospital Infection Control
What specific organisms pose a risk for patients by/in water? Hospital water is an important and controllable source of hospital acquired infection. Potential routes of infection from hospital water Continue Reading Ingestion (drinking) leading to gastrointestinal infections: Bacteria such as Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Vibrio cholerae, and Yersinia spp. Viruses such…
Lung Abscess Primary lung abscess is a collection of pus-containing material due to a polymicrobial infection, most commonly occurring after aspiration of bacteria-containing material into the lung parenchyma, resulting in a necrotic lesion with air-fluid levels. Lung abscesses can be classified in three different ways: Chronicity: Acute (< 6 weeks) vs chronic (> 6 weeks);…
OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has pyelonephritis/complicated urinary tract infection? What should you expect to find? Urinary tract infections (UTI) can be separated into distinct syndromes depending on host characteristics and the presence of symptoms. The syndromes of pyelonephritis, infection of the renal parenchyma, and complicated UTI, infections…