Hospital Medicine Information Center, News
No nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 seen in Hong Kong hospital using infection control measures.
Hepatology Information Center
In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports.
The Waiting Room
The white coat may be working against the "Do no harm" mantra by which we abide.
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire.
Lax infection control measures played a role in six unrelated outbreaks of keratoconjunctivitis linked to human adenovirus.
Visits to ambulatory care settings such as primary care offices account for the most patient encounters in any healthcare setting. Infection control challenges specific to outpatient settings include the high number of patients who remain in common waiting areas for long periods, limited cleaning opportunities, delays in recognizing infectious patients, and overlap between immunocompromised and…
Research shows that universal nasal surveillance, contact precautions and hand hygiene can reduce hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission.
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.
Combining infection control strategies reduced hospital-associated MRSA rates 62% across VA hospital ICUs nationwide.
Diabetes Information Center
Researchers found that patients with T1DM and poor glycemic control were more frequently diagnosed with infections.