American Journal Of Infection Control

Current healthcare cleaning protocol ineffective against A. baumannii

The current healthcare cleaning protocol may be inadequate to rid patient rooms of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Nurse overload equals mistakes

Nurse overload equals mistakes

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Did you hear the one about the seasoned detective who finds a body in a field? Surrounded by young detectives, he immediately announces, "She was a nurse and worked in long term care!" Stunned, the newbie detectives ask, "How on earth can you tell that?" "Easy," he says.

Healthcare-acquired infection rates tied to nurse burnout, researchers say

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Healthcare providers looking to reduce facility-acquired infection rates might start by lightening their nurses' patient load, authors of a new report recommend.

Board-certified infection control directors linked to lower MRSA rates, study reveals

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Healthcare providers with board-certified infection prevention specialists on staff have substantially fewer methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections than those that don't, new research suggests.

New technology could revolutionize healthcare disinfection processes, study finds

Infection control experts say they have developed a disinfection method that could revolutionize the way healthcare facilities prevent healthcare-acquired infections.

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