Researchers with the Wellcome Sanger Institute have published a study that reinforces that hospitals are the primary source for multidrug-resistant pathogens. The results highlight the threat of carbapenem resistance, one of the most powerful antibiotics used in hospitals.
A small survey by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network found that while support among healthcare facilities for antimicrobial stewardship rose since 2013, the surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms either remained at the same level or slightly decreased.
Planning for a reemergent epidemic of smallpox requires surge capacity of space, resources, and personnel within health systems.
In April 2018, Tufts Medical Center administrators registered more than 4,500 calls over a two hour period.
The Emory Healthcare Ebola website includes the policies, procedures, and tools developed by Emory Healthcare to enable their physicians and staff to deal safely and effectively with various risk categories of patients who could be or are infected with Ebola virus.
This guidance is for healthcare professionals regarding standard, contact, and droplet precautions when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease.
Multidrug-resistant superbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said.
Surgical masks were originally designed to protect the wearer from infectious droplets in clinical settings, but it doesn’t help much to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
This method could prove useful in preventing bacterial infections in hospitals.
The International Safety Center has released EPINet (Exposure Prevention Information Network) US hospital surveillance data, which provides healthcare facilities with a system for tracking occupational exposures.