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Changes in a patient's length of stay can also contribute to the problem.
Study finds less than 0.25% chance of bacteria transferring from microfiber to people
New study calls for healthcare facilities to examine maintenance and operations
Approximately 1 in 25 patients may encounter a dangerous infection while being treated in a healthcare facility every day
Heater-coolers heat or cool the blood of patients on a heart-lung bypass machine
Healthcare facilities install heat exchangers to conserve energy
The source of the outbreak has been linked to the hospital's water system
New report on Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar has revealed a lack of basic infection control measures
Between 1991 and 2006, more than 617,000 hospitalizations related to three common plumbing pathogens resulted in around $9 billion in Medicare payments
The patient contracted Legionnaires' disease before water restrictions were implemented at the hospital
Universal Health Services sees 64 percent reduction in airborne pathogens
UW Medical Center Legionnaires' outbreak may be linked to two deaths
Treating patient textiles with ionic silver after washing can decrease contamination
Tears, saliva, vomit, urine or stool may have the potential to transmit Zika
Scientists find a link between antimicrobial substances like triclosan and levels of antibiotic resistant genes
Problems with storage and disposal of vaccines and biohazardous materials found
About 2,600 patients may be at risk for infections linked to a device used during surgery
Doctors have been complaining about dirty, broken and missing surgical instruments for years
Hospitals open specialty clinics to learn about the virus
Interviews with new residents, staff include a session on hand-washing
Too often, infection prevention professionals don't realize that improperly laundered healthcare linens can pose a risk
Ambulatory surgery centers often don't have a person dedicated to infection control
Johns Hopkins reports that regional coordination among hospitals helps reduce HAIs
Water tests found Pseudomonas bacterium in four sinks in Prince George’s County Hospital Center's neonatal intensive care unit, and two more sinks in another area of the hospital
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