Explore the latest in infection control, including evaluation of interventions to prevent nosocomial C difficile infection, CLABSI, and CAUTI.
This story examines the potential roadblocks to vaccinating millions of long-term care workers against COVID-19, a task that is considered to be a critical step in protecting vulnerable nursing home residents.
This Viewpoint reviews the rare incidence of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infection and discusses ways it can be minimized, including use of surgical masks, proper ventilation, physical distancing, eye protection, regular testing, and the availability of sick leave for health care workers.
This cohort study examines the association between nursing home crowding and COVID-19 cases and mortality in the first months of the COVID-19 epidemic in Ontario, Canada.
This cross-sectional study examines trends in test result turnaround rates for COVID-19 testing nursing facility residents and staff in hot spot counties in the US.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the comparative performance of private equity–owned nursing homes on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes.
This cohort study evaluates whether infectious disease physician approval prior to placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) for intravenous antimicrobials is associated with more appropriate device use and fewer complications.
This cohort study examines the association between operating room laminar airflow ventilation systems and the risk of periprosthetic joint infection in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.
This study assesses SARs-CoV-2 transmission among community health workers in India before and after instituting use of face shields during family counseling sessions in households with a SARs-CoV-2–infected member.
This cross-sectional study examines changes in the rates of central catheter–associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections over time in critically ill pediatric patients.
This case series describes the symptoms and outcomes of sailors during and after an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
This cohort study analyzes the association of Staphylococcus aureus colonization status with the occurrence of S aureus pneumonia among European patients in the intensive care unit.
This study evaluates COVID-19 case rates between high- and low-performing nursing homes based on CMS quality measures.
This study describes SARS-CoV-2 PCR test positivity among health care workers before, during, and after implementation of a policy requiring universal masking of all health care workers and patients in a large health care system in Massachusetts.
This case series describes severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) transmission on a international commercial airline flight.
This economic evaluation study compares the cost-effectiveness of 9 Clostridioides difficile single intervention strategies and 8 multi-intervention bundles.
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