Healthcare News & Insights

Coronavirus: How your hospital can help contain its spread in the U.S.

The new strain of coronavirus — known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — remains a top news story. 

CDC: ‘Phantom menace’ superbug poses patient risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning hospitals of a new superbug that could have deadly implications for patients if not recognized and treated quickly. 

CDC raising awareness of antibiotic use in hospitals

Although there’s been some progress, hospitals still need to make more of an effort to curb the overuse of antibiotics when treating patients. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging hospitals to be more proactive with prescribing antibiotics. 

How gloves & gowns can spread germs in hospitals

Hospitals need to do what they can to stop the spread of germs and infections. Besides common hygiene practices, staff need to pay closer attention to making sure they change their gloves and gowns properly. 

Infections: Where hospitals stand right now

Good news! The rates of several types of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) have dropped significantly, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), which looks at hospital infection rates from 2013.