The HHS Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe), which operates under the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), is seeking medical product developers, research teams, and companies offering disruptive solutions to health security threats.
The FDA analyzed 205 medical device reports received between October 15, 2018 and March 31, 2019 and found 45 reports of patient infection, one report of patient exposure, and 159 reports of device contamination, according to an FDA alert released last week.
The development of antibiotic-resistant infections is one of the most severe public health problems in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From 2012 to 2016, Frederick Memorial Hospital implemented sepsis surveillance and treatment measures that reduced the infection’s mortality rate by 65%.
The hospital was notified in January of the deadline to pass an inspection. Failure to do so could result in Harper losing the funding that provides 85% of its inpatient revenue.
The economic impact of sepsis on a national scale is significant, the CHEST researchers found in their study, which featured more than 1 million index admissions.
The report found that progress against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has slowed in hospitals, while methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is increasing in communities.
By: Alice Brewer In order to have a successful UVC disinfection program, several steps must be taken to ensure that a hospital maximizes its investment in the infection prevention technology. Among those include a bundled approach to infection prevention, a comprehensive program with buy in from all departments, communication and education as well as monitoring … Continued
In a November 7 blog post, the medical director of TJC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation wrote that among other infection control practices for hemodialysis, surveyors will be observing water and dialysate testing, medication storage, preparation and administration, and “patient placement in full view of staff during dialysis treatment.”
Appropriate prescribing of antibiotics by healthcare providers is essential to help avoid the development of antibiotic-resistant infections, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls one of the most severe public health problems in the country.