hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)

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How Mandated Reporting Set Infection Rates On The Decline

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 17, 2013

Six years after the New York Department of Health started publishing hospital-acquired infection data as part of a public transparency agenda, the rates of most infections are trending downward. Read More »

Nurses' Scrubs Often Contaminated with Bad Bugs

Press Release | Infectious Diseases Society of America | October 27, 2016

Bad bugs readily spread from patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to nurses' scrubs and the room, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2016™. The sleeves and pockets of the scrubs and the bed railing were the most likely to be contaminated. The study tracked the transmission of bacteria known to be particularly troublesome in hospitals, including those such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which are resistant to many antibiotics...

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