Infection from germs entering blood by way of a catheter or tube placed in the vein.

Identifying and Addressing Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection preventionists are being asked to identify ways to help address some their organizations’ most pressing challenges, such as reducing...

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Case Study: 25-Hospital IDN Addresses Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection prevention is a top priority in acute care facilities due to mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), potential reimbursement...

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Plastic Rounds Innovation Reduces CLABSI and CAUTI

One of APIC’s 2015 Heroes of Infection Prevention, Carol Vance, BSN, RN, CIC, an infection prevention specialist at Barnes Jewish...

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Safeguarding the Healthcare Environment Against Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a spore-forming bacterium capable of causing gastrointestinal conditions ranging from diarrhea to colitis. Twenty years...

Preventing Transmission of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings

Learn more about preventing transmission of clostridium difficile in healthcare settings.

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Summary of State CRE Reporting Requirements

Learn more about the summary of state CRE reporting requirements.

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The Case for a Horizontal Approach: IPs Share their Success Story for VRE and MRSA

There is an important place for both the horizontal, as well as the vertical approach to preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)....

Lessons Learned: Questions and Concerns Regarding Safety of Endoscopes and Validity of Manufacturer Guidance

Reports of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes raised concerns among infection prevention experts, federal...

Endoscope and Chlorhexidine Gluconate Crosswalks: Critical Guideline Review

It can be challenging for infection preventionists to find time to comb through the barrage of infection prevention guidelines and...

A Special: On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Supplement

THE NATIONAL – On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI project is proud to take part in this special supplement to Prevention...

Stop Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Critically Ill Patients

What the science and evidence show:

CAUTI is a serious patient safety issue.

Complications associated with CAUTI result in increased length of...