NJ.com: “Hospitals get a mixed report card for preventing dangerous infections”

NJ.com (January 16, 2015) “Hospitals get a mixed report card for preventing dangerous infections.” NOTABLE QUOTES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Eliminating hospital infections is a “top priority.” Kerry McKean Kelly of the New Jersey Hospital Association: “Hospitals Read More …

Universal Decolonization of Patients to Prevent Infections in ICUs: How Effective is it?

Initial remarks: This blog by Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD, discusses the topic of “universal decontamination” and the article “Targeted versus Universal Decolonization to Prevent ICU Infection,” which was published earlier this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. This Read More …

Published Rates of Infections in ICUs: More Conjectural than Scientific?

December 9, 2013 — Every week, a newspaper article, federal report, or scientific study discusses the quality of health care in the U.S.1-17 Many of these publications focus on efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), often in intensive care units Read More …