Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

May 31, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2022

Resolution on infection prevention & control
Antibiotic overprescribing
May 06, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 06, 2022

Healthcare-associated infection toll
Resistant gonorrhea surveillance
Pseudomonas outbreak in Norway
Apr 20, 2022

News Scan for Apr 20, 2022

COVID-19 and androgen suppression
Preventing catheter infections
Kids' hepatitis cases in Israel
Feb 22, 2022

News Scan for Feb 22, 2022

Candida auris in Italy
Too many dental antibiotics
Global infection prevention and control
UK Lassa cluster details
Dec 01, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 01, 2021

Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Malaria control and kids' antibiotics
Nov 19, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 19, 2021

Decline in European antibiotic use
Trends in Staph bloodstream infections
Nov 04, 2021

News Scan for Nov 04, 2021

More healthcare-related infections
CWD in Minnesota
ACIP action on 3 non-COVID vaccines
Nov 01, 2021
Stethoscope on a pile of money

Financial incentive programs tied to drop in hospital C diff

A pair of values-based incentive programs at US hospitals were linked to a decline in C difficile.

Oct 06, 2021

News Scan for Oct 06, 2021

Malaria vaccine for at-risk kids
C diff in the environment
CWD management grants
Saudi MERS case
Sep 21, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 21, 2021

Antibiotic use in preterm infants
Probiotics trial

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Baker DL, Giuliano KK. Prevention practices for nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online Oct 4)

Boulanger V, Poirier E, MacLaurin A, et al. Divergences between healthcare-associated infection administrative data and active surveillance data in Canada. Can Commun Dis Rep 2022 Jan;48(1):4-16

Carey E, Chen HYP, Baker D, et al. The association between non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia and patient outcomes among U.S. veterans. Am J Infect Control 2022 (published online Feb 26)

Gallouche M, Terrisse H, Larrat S, et al. Effect of a multimodal strategy for prevention of nosocomial influenza: a retrospective study at Grenoble Alpes University Hospital from 2014 to 2019. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2022 Feb 8;11(31)

Gettler E, Seidelman J, Krishnan J, et al. Racial disparities in rate of central-line–associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2022 (published online May 16)

Katoch O, Katyal S, Srivastav S, et al. Self-reported survey on infection prevention and control structures in healthcare facilities part of a national level healthcare associated infection surveillance network in India, 2019. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Sep 29)

Kitt E, Brennan L, Harrison C, et al. Dodging the bundle – persistent healthcare-associated rhinovirus infection throughout the pandemic. Am J Infect Control 2022 (published online May 16)

Klompas M, Branson R, Cawcutt K, et al. Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilator-associated events, and nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in acute-care hospitals: 2022 update. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 (published online May 20)

Lastinger LM, Alvarez CR, Kofman A, et al. Continued increases in HAI incidence during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 (published online May 20)

Lilley T, Teixeira-Poit S, Wenner J, et al. Reducing CAUTI in patients with acute urinary retention in the critical care setting: a pilot study with electronic medical record analytics. Am J Infect Control 2022 (published online Jun 11)

Liu X, Ren N, Ma ZF, et al. Risk factors on healthcare-associated infections among tuberculosis hospitalized patients in China from 2001 to 2020: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2022 Apr 20;22(392)

Lydeamore MJ, Mitchell BG, Bucknall T, et al. Burden of five healthcare associated infections in Australia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2022 May 13;11(69)

McGrath C, Deloney V, Logan L, et al. Monitoring disparities in healthcare-associated infection surveillance: a SHEA Research Network (SRN) Survey. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2022 (published online May 16)

Rosenthal VD, Maytra SN, Divatia JV, et al. The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units in low and middle income countries: international Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) findings. Int J Infect Dis 2022 (published online Feb 23)

Schrank GM, Sick-Samuels A, Bleasdale SC, et al. Development and evaluation of a structured guide to assess the preventability of hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 (published online Jan 28)

Wong SC, Chan VWM, AuYeung CHY, et al. Air dispersal of respiratory viruses other than SARS-CoV-2 and the implication on hospital infection control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 (published online Jul 11)

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