Navigation Links
Nation's Top Healthcare Organizations Announce Strategies to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infections : Strategies emphasize practical implementation in acute healthcare settings
Date:10/8/2008

ons as possible," said SHEA spokesperson Deborah S. Yokoe, M.D., lead author of the strategies.

With the support or endorsement of an additional 29 healthcare organizations, the Compendium is a good starting point for addressing this critical public health issue before it worsens.

"In developing these strategies, we looked at all existing HAI guidelines and literature to create recommendations that are understandable, easy-to-use and stress accountability," said David Classen, M.D., IDSA spokesperson and co-author of the strategies.

Six of the most important preventable HAIs with the greatest impact on morbidity and mortality were identified. Recommendations are prioritized into two categories: basic practices for all acute care hospitals and special approaches for extraordinary circumstances.

Two sections focus on preventing spread of specific organisms:

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Staphylococcus aureus, also known as "staph," is a very common germ that many people have on their skin or in their nose. This germ can sometimes cause serious infections of the skin, blood, lungs or open wound. MRSA infections are harder to treat because fewer antibiotics are effective once the staph bacteria become resistant to methicillin (a common antibiotic). Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, is a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea and in some cases, serious intestinal infections. C. diff can increase hospital stay as well as increase costs, morbidity and mortality in adult patients. Four sections focus on device-and procedure-associated HAIs:

Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)Patients, especially those requiring intensive care, often need central lines (also called central venous catheters) for fluids or medications. A CLABSI occurs when microorganisms travel down the catheter and enter the blood.
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Nation's Leading Food Services Provider Chooses PureWellness to Drive Corporate Wellness Program
2. Unitech Launches Its Healthcare PDA to Catch Medical Market Trend
3. Test Results from Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Show not all Prescription Packaging is Created Equal
4. HealthMadeEasy.com: Our Healthcare System Is Hemorrhaging
5. SEIU Member Will Be in Town Hall Audience, Ready to Ask John McCain Why He Wont Provide Affordable Healthcare for All
6. Consumers Life Expands Healthcare Network in Northeast Indiana
7. LearnCDHC Bridges Education Gap on Consumer Directed Healthcare : Interactive Web resource engages and educates consumers about consumer-directed healthcare
8. SAP Appoints John Papandrea to Lead Healthcare Business Unit
9. LocumTenens.com Reaps Mixed Reviews on Universal Healthcare
10. AUDIO from Medialink and UnitedHealthcare: Medicare Annual Enrollment Begins November 15th
11. Travel Nurse Source Expands Lead Service to Allied Healthcare Travel Sector with Introduction of AlliedTravelCareers.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
 Nation's Top Healthcare Organizations Announce Strategies to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Associated Infections :  Strategies emphasize practical implementation in acute healthcare settings 
(Date:7/24/2014)... Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, ... often don,t view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the ... new study. The children of the families surveyed for ... Hasbro Children,s Hospital in Providence, R.I. "A third categorized ... researcher Dr. Kyung Rhee, now an assistant professor of pediatrics ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... have found a way to delay or even prevent ... with the anti-aging protein Klotho can prevent neuron death ... glutamate. These findings currently appear in the Journal ... the most frequent age-related dementia affecting 5.4 million Americans ... and more than 40 percent of people over the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 News ... that it has achieved certification for compliance with ... and verified by the DoD Information Assurance Certification ... Neutral Archive, identified within the DoD as the ... to Operate designation from the U.S. Army Medical ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and ... of the brain, according to research led by ... Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. , ... of more than 300 products using an auction-like ... products with different or similar values and were ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Horizon BCBSNJ’s second annual ... lucky family a rent-free week in a beautiful Lavallette ... 2014. Don’t miss your chance to win a week’s ... to all New Jersey residents, 25 or older.* Residents ... http://www.facebook.com/HorizonBCBSNJ . , “A family vacation at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy 2Health News:Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy 3Health News:BU researchers discover that Klotho is neuroprotective against Alzheimer's disease 2Health News:Perceptive Software Achieves DIACAP Certification for Vendor Neutral Archive Solution to Support U.S. Department of Defense Integrated Clinical Systems Program 2Health News:Perceptive Software Achieves DIACAP Certification for Vendor Neutral Archive Solution to Support U.S. Department of Defense Integrated Clinical Systems Program 3Health News:Perceptive Software Achieves DIACAP Certification for Vendor Neutral Archive Solution to Support U.S. Department of Defense Integrated Clinical Systems Program 4Health News:Brain's dynamic duel underlies win-win choices 2Health News:Brain's dynamic duel underlies win-win choices 3Health News:(Beach) Sands of Time Running out to Enter Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s 2014 “Back to the Boardwalk” Sweepstakes 2
... LDG ) today reported preliminary total retail drug,store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended April 3, 2008., , ... Periods ended April 3, 2008, ... Month Quarter to Date (Dollars in millions) ... (9 weeks), Total retail drug store sales $474 ...
... IRIDEX,Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today reported final financial results ... Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $14.1 ... fourth quarter of 2006. The,Company,s net loss was $15.8 million ... compared with a loss of $3.8 million or $0.48 per,diluted ...
... consequences of misuse , , THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) ... abuse of powerful narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin or ... testing --- before dispensing the medications to patients, new ... medical staff were also part of the procedures used ...
... Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that a protein ... heart muscle protein called actin. Whats more, Lmod directs ... of the heart. The findings appear in this weeks ... Lmod when we began this study, says lead author ...
... Methodist Healthcare -- Memphis,Hospitals ("Methodist") announced today that it ... maturities of the,Bonds. The tender offer was extended on ... 9, 2008 at 5:00 pm, New York City time. ... terminated is applicable to,the following: for the Series 1985C ...
... Held on Saturday, April 12th at the ... Helen Mills Theatre in NYC, NEW ... performing a benefit concert on Saturday,April 12th at the Helen Mills Theatre ... This One,s Personal: A,Concert to Stop ACD," is being hosted by the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Longs Reports Preliminary March Retail Drug Store Sales 2Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 3Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 4Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 5Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 6Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 7Health News:IRIDEX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 8Health News:User Registry May Help Docs Stem Painkiller Abuse 2Health News:Penn researchers discover 'modus operandi' of heart muscle protein 2Health News:Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals Announces Termination of Tender Offers 2Health News:Kristin Chenoweth to Perform Benefit Concert for 3 Angels Memorial Fund titled, 'Kristin Chenoweth, This One's Personal: A Concert to Stop ACD' 2Health News:Kristin Chenoweth to Perform Benefit Concert for 3 Angels Memorial Fund titled, 'Kristin Chenoweth, This One's Personal: A Concert to Stop ACD' 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... Company (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... gel 1.0%. FDA concluded that Perrigo,s testosterone product is ... substituted with the full expectation that it will produce ... 1% when used under the conditions specified in the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 Research ... "Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component, Application and ... report to their offering. ... market is expected to witness a moderate growth as ... have almost reached the saturation levels. The ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Delivery ... once order is placed. Photo - ... a professional and in-depth market survey on Global ... reviews the basic information of Hemodialysis Machine including ... then explores global and China,s top manufacturers of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Confirms AB Therapeutic Equivalent Rating From The FDA For Its Testosterone Gel 1.0% 2Perrigo Confirms AB Therapeutic Equivalent Rating From The FDA For Its Testosterone Gel 1.0% 3Machine Health Monitoring (Vibration Monitoring, Thermography, Ultrasound Emission, Lubricating Oil Analysis, Corrosion Monitoring, Motor Current Signature Analysis) Market - Forecast to 2020 2Hemodialysis Machine Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 2Hemodialysis Machine Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 3Hemodialysis Machine Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 4Hemodialysis Machine Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 5
... Dec. 8, 2010 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: Astellas Pharma Inc.: PharmaVitae ... IntroductionThis analysis examines the historical ... pharmaceutical sector. The profile encompasses global company strategy, ...
... 8, 2010 Healthpoint today announced that the U.S. ... commercial supplies of Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment, a biologic enzymatic ... Sterile & Specialty Products facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. ... the brand. "The approval of this second ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Astellas Pharma Inc.: PharmaVitae Profile 2FDA Approves New Manufacturing Facility for Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: