Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections: CDC sounds the alarm about salmonella risk from small turtles: Stay away from small turtles: they are behind four separate salmonella outbreaks that sickened 133 people across the U.S. since last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an announcement today, the CDC…

Top News: #Infections

Here are the top read news for #Infections: Antibiotic-coated tubes ‘could cut child infection rates’: Fewer children would develop infections in intensive care if the plastic tubes used to deliver drugs straight into their veins were coated in antibiotics, a study in The Lancet suggests. At present the practice is used only in adults, but…

Top News: #Infusiontherapy

Here are the top read news for #infusiontherapy:   Taking Central Line Infection Prevention to the Next Level: Central venous catheters (CVCs) play an integral role in healthcare, however studies have shown that they are among the most frequent cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Their use is associated with a risk of bloodstream infection caused…

Top News: #HCAI

Here are the top read news for #HCAI:   A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur: The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak.┬áRead more  …