RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF GI INFECTION FROM FLATUS
- Is Clostridium difficile infection still a problem for hospitals? Enoch, David A.; Aliyu, Sani H. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/10/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 1, p17
The authors discuss the association of Clostridium difficile on hospital problems. They mention that the bacteria have been the most common cause of hospital-acquired infectious diarrhea with apparent mortality and morbidity rates, partly due to its appearance of a hypervirulent strain. The...
- Beating the bug. Lyall, Joanna // Nursing Management - UK;May2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p12
The article reports that National Health Service Trusts across England are under orders from chief nursing officer Christine Beasley to step up their efforts to control Clostridium difficile infection rates. To help in the battle against the infection, acute trusts are each being offered...
- Nosocomial Pneumonia Is Not Prevented by Protective Contact Isolation in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Koss, Wega G.; Khalili, Theodore M.; Lemus, Julio F.; Chelly, Marjorie M.; Margulies, Daniel R.; Shabot, M. Michael // American Surgeon;Dec2001, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p1140
Nosocomial pneumonia (NP) is the leading cause of death from hospital-acquired infection in intubated surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients. To determine whether protective contact isolation would lower the incidence of NP in intubated patients we performed a prospective, randomized, and...
- A Staphylococcal Isolation Service. Bullock, Ward E.; Hall III, James W.; Spink, Wesley W.; Damsky, Leon J.; Green, Velvyl W.; Vesley, Donald; Bauer, Henry // Annals of Internal Medicine;May64, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p777
Summarizes clinical and epidemiologic experiences with a staphylococcal isolation service at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis over a one-year period. Incidence of infection by Staphylococcus aureus; Mortality from superinfection caused by gram-negative bacteria; Types of...
- Isolating patients in hospital to control infection: Part II--Who should be isolated, and where? Bagshawe, K.D.; Blowers, R.; Lidwell, O.M. // British Medical Journal;9/2/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6138, p684
Focuses on the practice of isolating patients in hospitals to control infections. Factors increasing the risk of serious infection; Types of patient isolation; Indications for ending isolation of precaution in patients.
- Isolating patients in hospital to control infection. Bagshawe, K.D.; Blowers, R.; Lidwell, O.M. // British Medical Journal;9/16/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6140, p808
Part IV. Focuses on the isolation of patients in hospital to control infection. Consideration of all nursing staff who have to deal with patients; Demand for effort, time and cost of precautions against transferring infection; Need for a work load accessible to the available staff.
- Successful reduction of Clostridium difficile infections at Piedmont Hospital. Keen, Janet H. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jul2010, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p47
The author reports that Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia has reduced its Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) rate. Piedmont used measures recommended by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Isolation of patients with diarrhea or incontinence was...
- Preventing infection... This article is based on NS478 Gould D (2009) Isolation precautions to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Nursing Standard. 23, 22, 47-55. Collins, Nancy // Nursing Standard;4/20/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 33, p49
A learning zone article on the spread of diseases helped Nancy Collins revise her decontamination procedures.
- Isolating patients in hospital to control infection. Bagshawe, K.D.; Blowers, R.; Lidwell, O.M. // British Medical Journal;8/26/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6137, p609
Examines the efficacy of patient isolation in hospitals to control infection. Occurrence of sporadic and outbreaks of infectious disease; Problems of caring for infective and susceptible patients; Factors determining the success and failure of isolation.