Month: March 2021

Changing the Culture of Culturing

Originally written by Dr. Cawcutt and posted on IDSA Journal Club Despite a recommendation from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) to procure blood cultures within the first hour after sepsis recognition, implementation of this practice been suboptimal. This prompted the implementation of routine blood culture obtainment in non-elective intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, whether infection […]

March 25, 2021

Beating Biofilms

By: Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA. Originally posted with CloroxPro, linked below. Biofilms play an important role in the development of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). In my line of work, Iā€™m often reminded of their presence when handlining central venous catheters or endotracheal tubes, but biofilms can also be present on any environmental surfaces. Biofilms […]

March 18, 2021

UNMC ID at #CROI 2021

Conferences may continue to look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our ID faculty remain dedicated as ever to continuing to contribute to scientific knowledge and advancement of patient care. The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was held this year from March 6-10, and UNMC had several presentations. See below for the […]

March 13, 2021

Combatting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among people with HIV

The team at the Nebraska Medicine Specialty Care Center mobilized a plan to promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccinations for people with HIV in our community. Nurse Practitioner Nikki Regan shares this process.

March 12, 2021