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Hand hygiene recommendations released

Several professional societies, including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recently released recommendations on preventing health care-associated infections through hand hygiene.
22 Jul 2014

Mandated flu vaccines may be ‘new norm’ in health care

Mandated influenza vaccinations for employees of health care facilities are improving safety for vulnerable patients. Properly implementing such rules is the key to a successful outcome.
1 Oct 2015

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 May 2020

Commentary discusses conventional medical centers and Ebola; Ebola resources available

Conventional U.S. medical centers may be unprepared and ill equipped to manage Ebola, and a national network of specialized containment and treatment facilities may be needed to reduce the virus' spread, according to a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
21 Oct 2014

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

With hand hygiene compliance rates so low in health care facilities, some are advocating for physicians to avoid shaking hands and considering other ways of greeting patients. Not everyone agrees.
1 Mar 2015

Recommendations on health care attire attempt to balance risk of cross-transmission with professional appearance

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America recently issued recommendations on attire for health care personnel who work in non-operating-room settings.
28 Jan 2014

Managing food poisoning's aftermath in ambulatory care

Internal medicine staff can be the starting point for acute cases of food poisoning, starting the screening process on the telephone and helping determine which patients should be sent right to the ED. But they can also help patients afterward, as they manage potentially long-term complications.
1 Oct 2016

Experts discuss crisis of antimicrobial resistance

Experts are looking at ways to prevent the world's next superbug before it actually causes an epidemic.
1 Sep 2015

Updated guidelines issued on post-HIV-exposure prophylaxis

Health care workers with any occupational exposure to HIV should immediately use a post-exposure prophylaxis regimen comprising three or more antiretroviral drugs, according to updated guidelines from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
13 Aug 2013

Telemonitoring for COPD may not affect exacerbation readmissions, quality of life

Telemonitoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at high risk for exacerbations did not affect hospital readmissions or improve quality of life, according to a new study.
29 Oct 2013

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