A type of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics.

Active Surveillance Testing with Targeted MRSA Decolonization

A Cost-Effective Way for Infection Preventionists to Stem Outbreaks and Practice Good Antimicrobial Stewardship.

There are two main approaches that hospitals...

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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)....

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Trending Topics in C. difficile Diagnosis and Reporting

Data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) demonstrates that changing C. difficile test method alone will not decrease a...

Presurgical Molecular Testing for Staphylococcal Nasal Colonization

Routine molecular testing of the nares for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus followed by targeted decolonization of patients carrying either...

Who Knows The Nose?

Nasal decolonization is an important strategy for reduction of surgical site infections (SSIs) and device-associated infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus...

Diagnosing C. difficile: New Guidelines, Familiar Challenges

As lab testing technologies, infection control policies, and reporting metrics have evolved over the years, the diagnosis of C. difficile ...

Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC has declared the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a serious threat today, which will result in potential catastrophic...

Infographic: Reducing the risk of ECG cable & lead wire cross-contamination

Every patient deserves a clean start. Contamination of reusable electrocardiogram (ECG) lead wires is common. Cleaned, ready-to-use ECG leads have...

Povidone-iodine as an Alternative to Mupirocin for Nasal Decolonization

Despite being recognized as a preventable cause of patient morbidity and mortality with nationally established reduction targets, an estimated 1.7...

2017 HICPAC-CDC Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection: What the IP Needs to Know

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a frequent complication of surgical care and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and cost.

In the last...