Surveillance

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...

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Slow Adoption of Automated Infection Prevention Surveillance: Are Human Factors Contributing?

Although automated surveillance technology has been evolving for decades, adoption of these technologies is in a nascent state. The current...

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Surveillance Versus Clinical Adjudication: Differences Persist with New Ventilator – Associated Event Definition

The goals of this study are to compare the results of an automated surveillance strategy using the new VAE definition...

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An Electronic Surveillance Tool for Catheter – Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units

Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive. To resolve these issues, a highly...

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Data Elements and Validation Methods Used for Electronic Surveillance of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review

This article describes the primary data sources, data elements, and validation methods currently used in electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for...

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Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile) infection educational booklet

Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile, or C. diff) infection (CDI) is considered a worldwide threat with major consequences for morbidity,...

In situ evaluation of a persistent disinfectant provides continuous decontamination within the clinical environment

Microbial bioburden in the environment has an impact on the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Two disinfectants currently in...

Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance with Innovative Technology and Increased Accountability

Hand hygiene compliance continues to be a challenge in U.S. hospitals, yet it is still the most effective way to...

Advancing the profession: An updated future-oriented competency model for professional development

Learn how the APIC Competency Model Revision Task Force developed a revised competency model. The focus of the Competency Model...

Hand Hygiene Indications & Product Placement Guide for Intraoperative Settings

Hand hygiene in the perioperative setting is unique due to the multiple hand hygiene products used for different purposes. An...

PDI Introduces FREE Continuing Education Courses

Introducing PDI’s new educational experience at pdihc.com, which features, a growing library of CE courses; personalized account activity; and on-the-spot...

It’s Time for a Change. How to Use TimeAlert® IV Time-indicating Reminder Labels to Aid Compliance

In a recent survey of nursing leaders, 86% agreed that visual reminders are effective in prompting nurses to take action....

How TimeAlert® IV Aids Compliance and Reminds Nurses When It’s Time to Change IV Tubing

Infection prevention is a high priority for hospitals as the related costs are skyrocketing and reimbursements are threatened by HAIs....