News tagged with infection control program

Penicillin 'allergy' complicates inpatient care

(HealthDay)—Patients with a history of penicillin "allergy," even though that may be inaccurate, spend more time in the hospital and have a greater risk of acquiring antibiotic-associated infections, according to research ...

Mar 18, 2014
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Bedbugs: Easy to attract, hard to eliminate

(HealthDay)—Death, taxes ... and bedbugs? Infestations of bedbugs are on the rise in the United States and elsewhere, and while people are "bedbug magnets," the tiny pests are hard to detect, an expert says.

Feb 09, 2013
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Not all docs/nurses want to be asked about hand hygiene

(HealthDay)—Although most health care workers (HCWs) appreciate the role of patients in preventing health care-associated infection, a considerable proportion are uncomfortable with patients asking about their hand hygiene, ...

Sep 10, 2012
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