Surveillance

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC has declared the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a serious threat today, which will result in potential catastrophic...

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Slow Adoption of Automated Infection Prevention Surveillance: Are Human Factors Contributing?

Although automated surveillance technology has been evolving for decades, adoption of these technologies is in a nascent state. The current...

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Surveillance Versus Clinical Adjudication: Differences Persist with New Ventilator – Associated Event Definition

The goals of this study are to compare the results of an automated surveillance strategy using the new VAE definition...

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An Electronic Surveillance Tool for Catheter – Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units

Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive. To resolve these issues, a highly...

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Data Elements and Validation Methods Used for Electronic Surveillance of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review

This article describes the primary data sources, data elements, and validation methods currently used in electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for...

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Confident Compliance for TEE Ultrasound Probes

Transesophageal (TEE) ultrasound probes are expensive, delicate devices that require a certain level of care. Keep your facility’s TEE probes...

Bacteria attributed to sterile gel in ultrasound guided central line insertions

This study describes an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia in 4 hospitals across Australia between the dates of March 2017...

Rethink Your Approach to Infection Control

The skin is the largest organ system in the human body, making up roughly 16% of our body weight. When...

The GOJO Guide to Fire Safety and Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs

Ensuring compliance to fire codes and fire safety regulations can be confusing for healthcare facilities due to the many different...

The Hidden Danger of Biofilms

Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms that can attach to both biotic and abiotic surfaces and represent one of the...

Optimal Skin pH and Why It Matters

Healthy skin is fundamental to our overall health. As the largest organ in our body, the skin provides a critical...

Antiseptic Stewardship: A Call to Action

The use of commercially available topical and surface antiseptics has increased as a result of antibiotic resistance and the antimicrobial...

Clostridioides difficile Infection Prevention: the Role of Patient Bathing and Issues with Current Practice

Infections with Clostridioides difficile (CDI) remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality despite recent decreases in reported rates. A...