Candida auris is a rare, multidrug-resistant yeast which can cause severe fungal infections in hospitalized patients. The CDC issued a Clinical Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities in June 2016. They have also provided additional information at:
- Candida auris Questions and Answers
- Candida auris: Interim Recommendations for Healthcare Facilities and Laboratories
Additional information is also available through the Werner Medical Library by clicking on the linked title:
- Biofilm-forming capability of highly virulent, multidrug-resistant Candida auris. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(2), 328-331, 2017.
- Clinical alert: Candida auris. American Journal of Nursing, 117(4), 53-55, 2017.
- Emergence of Candida auris: An international call to arms. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 64(2), 141-143, 2017.
- First hospital outbreak of the globally emerging Candida auris in a European hospital. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 5, 35, 2016.
- Hospital transmitted Candida auris infections confirmed in the US. BMJ, 355, 5978, 2016.
- Investigation of the first seven reported cases of Candida auris, a globally emerging invasive, multidrug-resistant fungus – United States, May 2013-August 2016. MMWR – Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 65(44), 1234-1237, 2016.
- Multidrug-resistant Candida auris: ‘New kid on the block’ in hospital-associated infections? Journal of Hospital Infection, 94(3), 209-212, 2016.
You can also “Email a Librarian” to request additional literature on this or any topic.
New York State adopted the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) standards and verification process for the State’s trauma system in 2013. The ACS-COT standards allow for four levels of trauma center. Level 3 and 4 trauma centers are community hospitals which dedicate their resources to receiving and stabilizing severely injured patients and then transfer those patients to level 1 or 2 centers.
Steps in the New York State process include:
- Attendance at state trauma committee meetings
- Consultative visit from ACS-COT
- Prior to the consultative, the hospital needs to have in place:
- Trauma service
- Trauma medical director
- Creation of a trauma registry
- Data submission to the NYS Trauma Registry
- Data submission to the National Trauma Data Bank
- 9-12 months of trauma data
- Performance improvement process – doesn’t have to be fully developed by the consultative visit
4. After the consultative visit report, the hospital has 2 years to request an ACS-COT verification visit
5. Once verified, the hospital must schedule a verification visit from ACS-COT every 3 years
New York State Department of Health links:
There are four hospitals currently designated as Level 3 in New York:
Canton-Potsdam Hospital 50 Leroy St Potsdam, NY 13676 (315) 265-3300
Southhampton Hospital 240 Meeting House Lane Southampton, NY 11968 (516) 726-8200
St Elizabeth Medical Center 2209 Genesee St Utica, NY 13501 (315) 798-8100
St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh 70 Dubois Street Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 561-4400
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma links:
Verified Trauma Centers FAQs (American College of Surgeons)
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Does purposeful leader rounding make a difference? Winter M, et al. Nurs Manage. 2015 Feb;46(2):26-32.
First time rounding experiences for non-clinicians: the Cleveland Clinic experience. Greenwald LR, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Mar-Apr;30(2):167-71.
The keys to making executive rounding a success. Stempniak M. Rounding into shape. Hosp Health Netw. 2014 Jul;88(7):20, 22.
Hourly rounding toolkit. (2014). Press Ganey.
Hourly rounds and the patient experience. (2015). Press Ganey.
We have added the following journal subscriptions to our collection.
- BMJ Quality and Safety
- Journal of Clinical Oncology
- Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
- Pediatrics in Review
To access these journals, enter the journal title in the search box on the library website.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has published its annual report estimating new cancer cases and deaths for 2017. The Cancer Facts & Figures 2017 report includes estimates by cancer site, sex, and state. Another report entitled Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures (2016-2017) by the ACS and the National Cancer Institute provides statistics on cancer survivorship for some of the most common cancers. This data can also be found in the January/February 2017 issue of the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians which is freely available to the public.
Nursing Reference Center is a point-of-care evidence-based resource and includes:
- Quick lessons – disease and condition overviews
- Evidence-based care sheets – summaries about the best treatment options for diseases/conditions
- Skills & procedures – how to perform the skill, and why the skill should be performed
Nursing Reference Center is available through Care Connect:
Nursing Reference Center is available on the library website
Download the Nursing Reference Center App from the main page
Need more information on RGH procedures? June Nursing Grand Rounds Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Where to Find Them
If you made a resolution to lose weight or improve your diet in 2017 – check out our recommended links at Nutrition-Diets-Weight Loss to help you reach your goals.
Need a few simple ideas that you could do today to improve your health? Try these from FamilyDoctor.org
Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!