Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Abstract Number: 357

ZERO IS NO LONGER AN UNREASONABLE TARGET IN CAUTI

Background: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is the most common hospital acquired infection and constitutes upto 40% of all Healthcare Associated infections. Urinary catheter is used in 15% to 25% of hospitalized patients and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:28+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ZERO IS NO LONGER AN UNREASONABLE TARGET IN CAUTI

Abstract Number: 235

ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP TEAMS AND CLOSTRIDIOIDES DIFFICILE INFECTION PREVENTION PRACTICES IN UNITED STATES HOSPITALS: A NATIONAL SURVEY IN THE JOINT COMMISSION ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP STANDARD ERA

Background: Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) can be prevented through infection prevention practices and antibiotic stewardship. We found in a 2013 national survey (571 hospitals, 71% response rate) that while infection prevention practices for CDI were [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:27+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP TEAMS AND CLOSTRIDIOIDES DIFFICILE INFECTION PREVENTION PRACTICES IN UNITED STATES HOSPITALS: A NATIONAL SURVEY IN THE JOINT COMMISSION ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP STANDARD ERA