Drama, humor, and pathos can be found in the nominees for the APIC 2014 Film Festival Viewer’s Choice Award. APIC members are invited to vote online for the Film Festival Viewer’s Choice Award. Take a moment to view all the films in the running and cast your vote.
Working with Anesthesiology and infection prevention as a team sport are some of the upcoming topics in the monthly webinar series of 2014. Free to members, but registration required.
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Each year on 5 May, The World Health Organization (WHO) launches a call to action to implement and sustain hand hygiene improvement in healthcare settings worldwide. The theme of this year’s campaign is “No action today; no cure tomorrow – make sure the WHO 5 Moments are part of protecting your patients from resistant germs.”
A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, although patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. The report, which provides recommended steps for hospital CEOs, medical personnel and patients, also found that a 30 percent reduction in use of the antibiotics that most often cause deadly diarrheal infections with Clostridium difficile can reduce these infections by more than 25 percent in hospitals.