Infection Prevention

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Infection Prevention

Healthcare-Associated Infections Down Across Hospitals in the U.S., According to Patient Safety Guide

May 3, 2024
The Leapfrog Group released its spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grades, finding that 92% of hospitals have improved performance in one of three common HAIs.
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Antibiotic Stewardship

Widespread Overuse of Antibiotics in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19, Reports WHO

May 3, 2024
The World Health Organization’s findings suggest that overuse of antibiotics during the pandemic may have aggravated the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
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Infection Prevention

University of Vermont Medical Center Reports Substantial Increase in Group A Streptococcal Bloodstream Infections

May 2, 2024
Injection of illicit drugs and homelessness are two major risk factors for the infections.
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Infection Prevention

Hospitals No Longer Required to Report COVID-19 Data

May 2, 2024
The CDC announced as of May 1 that hospitals do not have to report COVID admissions, hospital capacity, or hospital occupancy data.
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Infection Prevention

2024 Measles Cases Now Total 128, Says CDC

April 30, 2024
Twenty jurisdictions are now reporting a total of 128 measles cases, up 7 cases from our last update two weeks ago.