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August-29-14

Ebola Virus Disease: Prevention and Control Measures for Hospitals

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been ongoing in West Africa since March 2014. It is the largest outbreak known to date. Although low, the threat of importing Ebola virus disease cannot be excluded. Ebola virus disease has a fatality rate of 50% to 90%. This fact sheet sets out the recommendations of the Comité sur les infections nosocomiales du Québec (CINQ) for Ebola virus disease pr...

August-21-14

Vascular Access–Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients, Québec, Surveillance Results 2012–2013

From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, 42 hemodialysis units took part in the surveillance of vascular access–related bloodstream infections (VARBSIs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, for a combined total of 51,697 patient periods. The participating units reported 218 VARBSIs in 209 patients. Patient periods involving a fistula accounted for 44.9% of cases. The VARBSI i...

August-21-14

Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units in Québec, Surveillance Results 2012–2013

From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, 67 intensive care units (ICUs) took part in the surveillance of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), for a combined total of 128,207 centralline days. Participating ICUs reported 201 CLABSIs in 197 patients. Incidence rates were 1.13 per 1,000 central-line days in coronary ICUs, 0.84 in teaching adult ICUs, 1.22 i...

August-21-14

Hospital-Wide Healthcare-associated Bloodstream Infections Surveillance Results 2012–2013

From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, 64 healthcare facilities took part on a voluntary basis in the hospital-wide surveillance of bloodstream infections (BSIs), for a combined total of 3,797,385 inpatient days. Participating facilities reported 2,797 BSIs in 2,674 patients. The total incidence rate was 6.1nbsp;cases per 10,000 patient days. The incidence rate i...

August-21-14

Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea (CDAD) surveillance Results 2012–2013

From April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013, 95 healthcare facilities participated in the surveillance of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), for a combined total of 5,233,966 inpatient days. The participating facilities reported 3,797 cases of healthcare-associated (HA) CDAD. The total incidence rate of HA-CDAD was 7.3 cases per 10,000 patient days. This incidence rate...