The state publication of the Association for Specialists in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps would prevent 21 CLABSIs and four deaths each complete year Central line-connected bloodstream infections dropped by 52 % when an alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap was used instead of standard scrubbing protocol, in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control in accordance to a new study published, the state publication of the Association for Specialists in Infection Control and Epidemiology . A team of experts from NorthShore University HealthSystem carried out a report of adult patients to be able to determine the efficacy of 70 % alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps over the standard cleaning protocol, that involves scrubbing the catheter hub with an alcohol disinfectant wipe prior to accessing the lines.Williams, M.D. For the PROWESS-SHOCK Study Group: Drotrecogin Alfa in Adults with Septic Shock Recombinant human being activated protein C, or drotrecogin alfa , was authorized for the treating severe sepsis in 2001 on the basis of the Prospective Recombinant Individual Activated Protein C Worldwide Evaluation in Serious Sepsis study,1 a phase 3 international, randomized, controlled trial that was stopped early for efficacy following the enrollment of 1690 patients with severe sepsis.