Healthcare News & Insights

2 approaches to reduce hospital-acquired infections in patients

In the battle against hospital-acquired infections, two recent studies can give hospitals insight about how they should design their infection-control programs.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps may reduce germs in hospitals

Stopping the spread of germs in a hospital could be as simple as rethinking the use of a classic social convention: the handshake.

C. diff infections on the rise: How one hospital stopped the trend

Many hospitals throughout the country face an uphill battle in curbing their rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection – but with a few simple tweaks, a Cincinnati hospital managed to drop its infection rates by 80%.