Increases in non-COVID infections ‘wipe out’ decade of progress
Sep 03, 2021
The CDC’s new report of a spike in healthcare associated infections is alarming, says the nation’s leading infection control group. One bright spot for nursing homes: CDC found no increase in Clostridium...
Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts...
Jun 21, 2012
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...
State initiative cuts nursing home infection rates: report
May 01, 2012
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
Dec 12, 2011
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
Aug 24, 2011
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
Jul 05, 2011
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...