Healthcare-Acquired Infections

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

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Long-term care organizations must practice diligent adherence to hand hygiene regimens and establish clear, written protocols for containing and preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), experts recommended during a webinar Wednesday.

State initiative cuts nursing home infection rates: report

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Infection rates have improved in Pennsylvania nursing homes, the result of a program targeted at healthcare-acquired infections, a new report reveals.

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.

Experimental drug is helpful against c. diff, animal study finds

An experimental compound, which investigators say could be used as an alternative to antibiotics, has been shown to be effective in fighting Clostridium difficile in laboratory mice.

Copper surfaces lower healthcare-acquired infection rates, study finds

Installing antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital intensive care unit rooms reduced the risk of acquiring hospital-related infections by more than 40%, according to new research. This finding was the result of a study testing the efficacy of antimicrobial copper in hospital rooms.