September 10, 2019
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NHSN Training - Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

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Preventing SSIs is a Team Effort!
Every member of the patient care team has an impact on the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) and need to be aware of the specific steps required to prevent SSIs. If you are actively involved in the care of patients post-operatively, you don't want to miss this webcast!  Register today  to attend the live online event or to receive an on-demand copy of the event once the recording is available. Please share this with your colleagues!


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In the News
Research Shows 80% Drop in ICU Bloodstream Infections
Bloodstream infections acquired in UK Intensive Care Units (ICUs) reduced by 80% between 2007 and 2012, according to research funded by the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre. The findings are based on data collected from over 1 million patients admitted to 276 NHS adult ICUs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Slowing Brain Rhythms Can Serve as a Marker for Delirium and Its Clinical Outcomes
An EEG (electroencephalogram) can provide a valuable biomarker for detecting delirium, a serious mental disturbance that is often underrecognized, as well as predicting poor clinical outcomes, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a paper published in Neurology, the team reported that the generalized slowing of brain rhythms, shown as abnormal theta or delta waveforms on a routine clinical EEG, were associated with longer patient hospitalizations, worse functional outcomes and increased mortality.
Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts
Since I graduated from college, I have worked at non-profits and have had jobs where my goal is to improve the lives of others. For me, I love having jobs where I can help others and I feel like it is what I am here to do. Here’s the thing, though, those of us that work in helping professionals are prone to compassion fatigue.

More Than 70% of Utis Are Non-Device Associated
“Over the past few decades substantial efforts have been made to reduce the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the United States, with great success. However, these interventions mainly focus on the placement, maintenance, removal and properties of indwelling urinary catheters,” Paula D. Strassle, PhD, MSPH, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told Infectious Disease News.

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