Resistance higher in device-associated infections

Date: Nov 26, 2019

Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Author: Chris Dall

Excerpt: “A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that antibiotic resistance is more prevalent in bacterial infections linked to medical devices such as catheters and ventilators than in the bacteria associated with surgical infections.

Data from more than 5,600 hospitals in the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) also show that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) acquired in long-term acute care facilities are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than those in short-stay acute care hospitals, while data from a separate report indicate that antibiotic resistance is more prevalent in adult HAIs than it is in pediatric hospital infections.”