Identification of carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO) contamination of in-room sinks in intensive care units in a new hospital bed tower
More than 700,000 healthcare–associated infections (HAIs) occur each year in the United States. Pathogenic organisms that cause HAI can be transmitted numerous ways.
A cluster of three extrapulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus infections linked to well-maintained water-based heater-cooler devices
Various water-based heater-cooler devices (HCDs) have been implicated in nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks. Ongoing rigorous surveillance for healthcare-associated M.
The DiRTE Lab team completed a retrospective analysis of inpatient C. difficile tests from 2015 to 2021 at 3 university-affiliated hospitals in North Carolina.
Disinfection efficacy of Oxivir TB wipe residue on severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) environmental contamination has been studied and assessed using reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on various surf
Pandemic hits: Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship program website for hospital communication during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) took on key roles in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including development of local treatment guidelines, access to COVID-19
Using the COM-B model to identify barriers to and facilitators of evidence-based nurse urine-culture practices
Nurses play an important role in influencing culture practices and antimicrobial prescribing, but they are often overlooked in stewardship interventions. How nurses communicate a patie
The term “hospital epidemiology” was not in my lexicon when I began my career in infectious diseases (ID) in 1977.
When used as a part of a diagnostic workup, UA parameters should be leveraged for their NPV instead of sensitivity.
Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections have high mortality and morbidity.