Healthcare News & Insights

Newest superbug hospitals must worry about

It’s become even more critical for hospitals to get their antibiotic use under control. Here’s why: A new superbug is poised to cause harm to patients, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued a warning to hospitals about the bacteria. 

CDC study: Hospitals still need to improve antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a significant problem in this country, and it’s contributing to the rise of various superbugs that infect hospital patients. New research about prescribing habits shows that hospitals must make more of an effort to rein in the overuse of antibiotics by providers. 

CDC: What hospitals must do to fight sepsis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants hospitals and healthcare providers to do more to save patients from a deadly condition: sepsis. Facilities need to protect patients who may be at risk of contracting the condition, as well as act quickly when a patient shows signs of the illness. 

6 keys for hospitals to fight opioid abuse

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitals treat over 1,000 patients in the emergency department every day because they’ve misused prescription drugs. And more than 14,000 people die from overdosing on prescription opioids each year. Because of the growing problem of opioid addiction, hospitals are being called upon to do what […] [MORE]