Top 10 infection control stories, Oct. 9-13

An investigation into Texas' largest nursing home operator over its Hurricane Harvey response efforts, the ABCs of antibiotic prescribing and a study showing patients with a penicillin allergy have a 50 percent higher risk of surgical-site infection captured readers' attention last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Oct. 9, starting with the most popular.

1. Arkansas VA hospital under review for not updating surgical equipment cleaning processes

2. Hershey Medical Center cited for care delays that contributed to 2 patient deaths

3. This wound dressing changes color when bacterial infections present

4. Texas' largest nursing home operator in hot water for Hurricane Harvey response

5. Viewpoint: Pressure to reduce readmissions can hinder care quality, patient safety

6. Erie County Medical Center finds Legionella in water supply, 1 Legionnaire's case suspected

7. New antibiotic-resistant bacteria identification test takes only 30 minutes

8. APIC's ABCs of antibiotic prescribing

9. 55 sickened with antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to pet store puppies in ongoing outbreak

10. SSI risk 50% higher in patients with recorded penicillin allergy

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