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Study: Bathing ICU patients with chlorhexidine may reduce infections

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2015

ICU patients bathed with cloths containing chlorhexidine gluconate had a 40% lower incidence rate for gram-negative bacteria, compared with a control group bathed with soap and water, French researchers reported in the American Journal of Infection Control. Data also showed statistically significant differences between the two groups in rates of community-acquired bloodstream infections, health care-associated ventilator-associated pneumonia and health care-associated urinary tract infections. Medscape (free registration) (03/27)


Family presence during resuscitation does not affect outcomes, study finds

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

High ICU admission rate linked to poorer pneumonia care in elderly

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Hospitals use enhanced recovery protocols to speed post-surgical healing

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2015

Early mobility for ICU patients may aid recovery, research shows

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2015

Study supports vacuum-assisted closure for diffuse peritonitis

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

U.S. issues plan to reduce antibiotic resistance

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Senate OKs budget plan calling for ACA repeal, Medicare changes

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

New anthrax treatment approved by the FDA

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Pediatric policy advises training for point-of-care ultrasonography

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 31, 2015


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