Tag: hospital acquired infection

10 Reasons Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Appears Airtight

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The scientific evidence for airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from different researchers...

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

How One Health System Balances COVID Surge, Vaccination Drive

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reach new highs nationally, one...

Hand Hygiene in Pediatric ICUs: Identifying Areas for Improvement

A multidisciplinary team seeking to measure compliance with hand hygiene (HH) practices in pediatric ICUs across Europe found compliance was comparable and relatively high among...

Even Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Up Infection Risk in RA

Even low-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) are associated with a small but significant increased risk for infection among hospitalized patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a study has...

Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says

All healthcare personnel (HCP) should be required as a condition of employment to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America...

Possible PPI Risk, Co-Infection in Hospital

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

John Ioannidis Responds to His Critics

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. In mid-March, the Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis wrote a short,...

Rapidly Changing PPE Policies Sow Confusion

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. In the Ob/Gyn department at Main Line Health, a suburban Philadelphia...

Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State officials have noted a potential leveling-off of COVID-19 cases in...