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No change in overall CAUTIs between 2009 and 2014!

No change in overall CAUTIs between 2009 and 2014!

New research has indicated whilst there has been no change in overall CAUTIs (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections) between 2009 and 2014 there has been progress in non-ICU settings. The best hospitals who focus on reducing the levels of infections have proven that this is indeed possible. In some on my previous articles I have […]
A few facts about superbugs

A few facts about superbugs

Five simple facts about superbugs in Canada with a video provided by the Vancouver Sun….. In recognition of World Antibiotics Awareness Week, here are a few facts about superbugs supplied by Marc Ouellette, scientific director of CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, and Natalie Strynadka, a professor of molecular biology at the University of British […]
Novel approach to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections

Novel approach to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections

Sentara Healthcare are looking at using copper infused linens, gowns, bed rails and tray tables to help in the fight against Hospital Acquired Infections. Every little step forward helps. In the fight against HAI, awareness and taking active preventative steps is of utmost importance. The best performing hospitals do all of this and then go […]
CDC infection risk warning for hundreds of thousands of patients

CDC infection risk warning for hundreds of thousands of patients

At Camstent our focus is one using materials rather than antibiotics to help decrease Hospital Acquired Infections but unfortunately this option is not always open to Hospitals…… The CDC issued a warning Thursday to all healthcare providers and patients about a potential risk of infection from certain devices used for heart bypass procedures. Sources http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cdc-heart-device-risk-potential/428251/http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cdc-heart-device-risk https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/ar-threats-2013-508.pdf