Eliminating Central Line--Associated Blood Stream Infections in the ICU
- Effective global response to emerging infectious diseases. Broome, Claire V. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul-Sep98, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p358
Opinion. Examines the global efforts which are necessary in detecting and controlling the emerging infectious diseases. Occurrence of a large epidemic of meningococcal meningitis in 1987 during the haj, the annual pilgrimage of Moslems to Mecca; Response made by the United States Centers for...
- Health tips. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Oct1994, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p3
Presents tips on preventing infection. Hygiene; Nutrition; Contact with disease carriers; Medications; Vaccinations; Signs and symptoms; Health-seeking behavior.
- Brain power paves the way to better infection control. Rice, Trudy Thompson // Materials Management in Health Care;Sep96, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p68
Reports on techniques for infection control and prevention employed at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. Standardization of hospital services; Accountability for supplies and procedures related to infection control; Other recommendations from Robert Garcia, assistant of infection...
- Looking for clues: Data offer first tip-off of infection problem. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;08/11/97, Vol. 9 Issue 15, p1
States that the major problem confronting infection control specialists working in long-term care is the standard definition of nosocomial infections developed for use in acute-care hospitals. Reference to the large majority of residents with chronic illnesses; Definition of an infection in...
- Sweet succour. Davies, Anne // New Scientist;11/20/93, Vol. 140 Issue 1900, p17
Discusses the beneficial effects of PGG-Glucan, a drug made from a purified glucose polymer, derived from yeast. Increasing the body's ability to fight infection; Preventing or reducing infection in people at high risk of infection after surgery; PGG-Glucan as a sugar water enhancing the...
- News update. // Materials Management in Health Care;Nov97, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p4
Reports on APIC's publication of its state-of-the-art report on scrubs in the October 1997 issue of the `American Journal of Infection Control.'
- JCAHO proposes changes in infection control. Gebhart, Fred // Drug Topics;8/18/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 16, pHSE22
Reports on the U.S. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's proposed changes in infection control standards. Identification of areas of special emphasis; Enforcement date.
- Take the pledge to engage in infection prevention. Garman, Elizabeth // American Nurse;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p9
The article discusses the infection prevention efforts of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and mentions topics including APIC's "Clean hands stop germs" posters, "Infection Prevention and You" campaign, and infection prevention pledges.
- Germ warfare! McLaughlin, Susan B.; McMACKEN, DAVID // Health Facilities Management;Jan99, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p12
Focuses on the issue of nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections. Casualties caused by the infection; Information on the infection control chapter of the Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation and the Environment of Care Standards; Sources of nosocomial infections.
- Preventing hospital acquired urinary and respiratory infection. Anderson, P.J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/3/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6992, p1452
Offers tips on how to prevent urinary and respiratory infections acquired from hospitals. Background on hospital-acquired infections; Comparison of hospitals' infection rates.