Monthly Archives: May 2011

INS 2011

The annual meeting of the Infusion Nurses Society attracted hundreds of nurses from all over the  world for  its May gathering in Louisville, Ky.  With Medicare no longer reimbursing for hospital-acquired infections such as  Central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI’s), nurses … Continue reading

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Study Shows Promise of Disinfection Cap as Weapon in the War on Infections

For years, efforts to reduce central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates have focused on relatively complex initiatives – including “bundles” of evidence-based practices and technologies that together create multi-layered protection against infections. Now, the early results of a prospective, peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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IV Connectors: Younger Nurses May Be More Diligent Cleaners

We often think of young people as rebels and their elders as better at following rules. But the opposite is true in American hospitals, a new study says – at least when it comes to disinfecting IV connectors. Recent graduates … Continue reading

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