News & Perspective

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2017

Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

ASP News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

Antibiotic de-escalation
XDR-TB in Romania
Pediatric C diff
Improper STI treatment
ASPs in rehab facilities
HHS awards $16 million to improve antibiotic use
Resistant Staph and hog farms
MRSA acquisition in contacts
ESBL-E in travelers

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

Sep 15, 2015

Sep 15, 2015

News Scan for Sep 15, 2015

New FDA head nominated
Plague case in Michigan
Ebola vaccine funding
Nursing home antibiotic use

Aug 12, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

News Scan for Aug 12, 2015

Polio milestone in Africa
More Cyclospora cases
More global AI outbreaks
Cleaning healthcare surfaces

Feb 12, 2013

Feb 12, 2013

US report card on hospital infections shows steady improvement

(CIDRAP News) – A new snapshot of infections acquired at US health facilities shows encouraging reductions in some notable areas, with room for improvement in others, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday.

Apr 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

US officials see decreases in healthcare-linked infections

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of data from thousands of US facilities indicates that rates of certain common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) declined in 2010, especially those linked to central intravenous lines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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