Division of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Consequences of Contaminated Blood Cultures in Adult Hospitalized Patients at an Institution Utilizing a Rapid Blood-Culture Identification System

Blood culture contamination results in prolonged hospital length of stay, inappropriate use of antibiotics, and increased cost as well as the associated adverse events such as falls, drug errors, and healthcare associated infections (adverse events that may occur during more prolonged hospital stay) and emergence of antibiotic resistance, C. difficile infection, and antibiotic side effects (adverse events associated with unnecessary antibiotic administration). However, nearly all… Continue Reading

We are HIRING! Unique Community ID Opportunity Tailored to Your Professional Interests

Here @UNMC_ID we are always excited for the opportunity to grow our Division, and below you will find our announcement of a new position we have! The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE is recruiting a Community ID physician to join our growing faculty.  This opportunity can be customized to fit your professional interests – whether clinical,… Continue Reading

Infections Inside Out: Focus on Hospital-Acquired Infections

By: Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA; Sponsored by Clorox Healthcare Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are infections acquired during medical care and are often directly related to the use of medical devices or procedures, along with lapses in critical infection control practices such hand hygiene, and appropriate cleaning and disinfection. Every day in the US, approximately 1 in 31 patients will suffer from a HAI. These… Continue Reading