News & Perspective

Jun 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 15, 2018

Nurses' role in stewardship
Antibiotics for nursing home residents
Less common CRE pathogens
Pharmacists' role in stewardship
Canadian stewardship success
Stand-by antibiotics
Individualized risk assessment
Carbapenem-focused stewardship
Colistin-resistant E coli in Vietnam
Influenza-MRSA coinfection in kids
Combo therapy for resistant Klebsiella

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 30, 2018

Statewide hospital stewardship
New class of synthetic antibiotics
Candida auris in Europe
Experimental C diff drug
Urine culture and prescribing
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Resistant Acinetobacter in SE Asia
Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship
Cornerstones of stewardship
Resistant Acinetobacter in kids
C diff prediction tool
Perceived AMR risk in Germany

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
White House

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

Apr 01, 2010

Apr 01, 2010

H1N1 vaccine rates low in healthcare workers

(CIDRAP News) – Although less than 40% of healthcare workers have received the pandemic flu vaccine, federal officials see promising signs about uptake of the seasonal vaccine and strategies for boosting vaccination rates in this group.

Nov 17, 2008

Nov 17, 2008

Study questions value of respirator-fit testing

(CIDRAP News) – A Canadian study raises questions about the value of formal "fit testing" for the respirators worn by healthcare workers to protect them from airborne pathogens, suggesting that it does little good for workers who don't routinely wear the devices.

Nov 11, 2008

Nov 11, 2008

APIC sounds alarm about C difficile threat

(CIDRAP News) – Clostridium difficile, rapidly gaining as a source of hospital-acquired infections, is sickening from 6 to 20 times more patients than previously thought, according to a survey released today by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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