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Technology's Role in Infection Control

Survey shows importance of hand washing for infection prevention

Did you know that there are 75,000 deaths per year due to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)? Infection prevention remains a critical aspect of nursing practice...

Operationalizing the ANA CAUTI prevention tool in acute-care settings

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The American Nurses Association (ANA) led an initiative in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for...

Moving toward zero hospital-acquired infections

As a nurse, you’re likely familiar with the added workload of caring for patients with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)—catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central line–associated...

Evidence-based strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

Defined as pneumonia that develops within 48 of endotracheal intubation, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common hospital-acquired infection in critical care units. It...

Preventing surgical-site infections

  Surgical-site infections (SSIs) can lead to increased postoperative stays, higher readmission rates and healthcare costs, and poorer health outcomes. In a 2014 study, SSIs...