Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘The hospital environment and its microbial burden: Challenges and solutions’ as we ask author Ioana Chirca about controlling microbial burdens in the healthcare environment and promising solutions for the future.
Browsing: Healthcare-associated Infections
What role might the healthcare environment play in infections? And how could this be mitigated? We speak to Stephanie Dancer about the healthcare environment and its role in healthcare-associated infections.
In this Ask The Experts we talk to two experts about issues surrounding healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention and control, including the role of surveillance, the involvement of patients and the importance of behavior change.
Results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided insights into why Candida auris outbreaks frequent in healthcare facilities.
ASM Microbe: Sustained transmission of resistant bacterial strain detected in hospital for over 3 years
A team of researchers have demonstrated the transmission of a single bacterial strain that possessed a carbapenem-resistance gene, using whole-genome sequencing.
Men and women have different risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research being presented at ECCMID.
Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
The ECDC has reported that the burden of healthcare-associated infections is substantial and variability in microbiological testing suggests these infections could be managed better, according to research presented at ECCMID.
ECCMID19: Could privacy curtains in healthcare facilities be a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria?
Contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms could be a common issue and a source of transmission to patients, according to research presented at ECCMID.
New research from the Stevens Institute of Technology has developed a microgel coating for implanted medical devices that can release micro-doses of antibiotics on bacterial contact, potentially combatting infection.