News & Perspective

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

News Scan for Oct 17, 2017

Southern Hemisphere flu decline
Influenza in VA hospitals
H5N6 avian flu in China
H5N8 in South Africa
Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Aug 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Respiratory viral testing for pneumonia
Antiseptic resistance genes in Turkey

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland

Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

News Scan for Nov 14, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Ventilator pneumonia
New BARDA head
Heater-cooler device probe

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 04, 2016

Antibiotics in waste water
MDR-TB in West Africa
Antibiotics and sepsis
Pediatric fluoroquinolone guidelines
Antiseptic-linked colistin resistance
Nursing home ASP guide
ASPs in small community hospitals
ID consults

Jul 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Patient on ventilator

IDSA: Use short course of antibiotics for hospital pneumonia

Hospital-acquired and ventilator-related pneumonia get a 7-day course, IDSA says.

Sep 03, 2013

Sep 03, 2013
Surgeon washing hands

Study: Healthcare-linked infections cost US $10 billion a year

Five of the most common healthcare-related infections cost the US nearly $10 billion a year.

Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Studies seek better assessment of risk for resistant pneumonia

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies shed some light on risk factors for drug-resistant healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), one suggesting which factors carry the most weight and the other showing that a simple clinical scoring method can help identify the patients at greatest risk.

Apr 14, 2010

Apr 14, 2010

HHS sees little progress on healthcare-related infections

(CIDRAP News) – The latest data show little progress in eliminating healthcare-associated infections, with several types increasing, according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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