Long-term elimination of ICU infections requires specific steps
- It's only infection prevention, but infection prevention is all we have. Hegde, Ashit V. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Feb2015, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p67
The article presents the author's views on a study analyzing the attitude and knowledge of physicians and nurses towards prevention of catheter associated bacteruria (CAUTI) in a Tertiary Care Hospital. He opines on the results of the study which found that as intensive care units (ICUs) gives...
- ABSTRACTS: POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Project Zero Bacteremia. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p66
An abstract of the article "Project Zero Bacteremia," by Maria Dolores Gonzalez Caro and colleagues is presented.
- Preventing the spread of infection. Jenkins, Karen // Journal of Renal Nursing;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p212
The author discusses the initiatives taken by the government for preventing the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), by screening patients admitted to hospital for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). She lists some of the safety measure campaigns by the National...
- Care management at the core. // Modern Healthcare;4/15/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 15, p30
The article features health care system Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha, Nebraska. Alegent emphasizes the importance of high-quality outcomes and patient experience, which led it to Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems for 2013. One of Alegent's initiatives that improved its...
- CMS proposal to reward hospitals for providing high-quality care. // Hospital Case Management;May2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p33
The article discusses the newly proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which will provide value-based incentive payments for hospitals in 2013, based on their quality measures and performance. Mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the program...
- Preventing ICU Infections: An Effective Application of An Old Public Health Strategy. Young, Michael // Hospital Medicine Alert;Aug2013, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p45
The article discusses research being done on the prevention of hospital-acquired infections from intensive care units (ICUs). It references a study by S. S. Huang et al. published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" in 2013. The study involved 74 ICUs of participating 43 Hospital Corp. of...
- GuardIVa: a novel antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing: Part 2. Donnellan, P. D.; Real, K.; Pennington, J.; Reid, R.; Dreyer, J.; Rico, J.; Boston, K.; NiBeilli�, M. // British Journal of Nursing (BJN);2/1/2012 Supplement, Vol. 21 Issue 2, pS16
This article is the second of a two-part series on GuardIVaï¿½, a novel antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing from HemCon Medical Technologies. In Part 1 (Donnellan et al, 2011), the ability of GuardIVa Antimicrobial Haemostatic IV Dressing to significantly suppress skin flora re-growth was...
- Should ICU Patients Be Bathed Daily with Chlorhexidine? Akhtar, Saadia R. // Critical Care Alert;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p94
The article highlights an observational study conducted on intensive care unit (ICU) patients to determine if daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated cloths reduces central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate.
- INFECTION PREVENTION. Infection Control Update: Few hospitals aggressively combat catheter-associated urinary tract infections. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jan2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p16
The article reports on research from the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center that found that while many U.S. hospitals have made efforts to prevent infections, few have increased efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections.