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  • Control and Prevention of MDROs
    While multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and certain Gram-negative bacilli (GNB ) continue to alarm the general public and are frequently ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Managing and Treating Wound Infection: Taking a Holistic Approach
    Managing wound infection requires a holistic process, from assessment strategies to determine the level and severity of bacteria present, to identifying and understanding a patient’s particular risk factors. This requires a team approach, bringing together clinicians ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • ICT Conference Announces 2010 Dates
    Virgo Publishing LLC, publisher of Infection Control Today magazine, announces that the fourth annual virtual ICT Conference on Professional Development will be held Feb. 9-10, 2010. This dynamic event is a fantastic way to learn and network – all for free and from ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Designing a Getting-to-Zero Program That Works for You: A Focus on Process Improvement
    Building on Our Successes to Leverage Momentum, Gain Buy-In and Foster AccountabilityThe journey to zero began in 1998 for BJC HealthCare and the BJC Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology Consortium. Education had a huge impact in reducing central line-associated ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Getting to Zero: Implications for Infection Prevention
    Just how many infections are preventable? That’s the question with which every hospital grapples these days. While facilities are preventing more infections than ever before, the news still reports illnesses and deaths attributable to breaches in infection prevention ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Outfoxing Pox: Developing a New Class of Vaccine Candidates
    By Richard HarthIn the annals of medicine, Edward Jenner's 1796 vaccination of a young boy against smallpox, using fluid from cowpox blisters, remains a landmark case. In a new study, Kathryn Sykes, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and her ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Flu Surveillance Boosts Control, Treatment Options
    Because pandemics unfold in unpredictable ways, surveillance of travel-related illness is among the most powerful tools health officials and doctors can use to detect and respond to new pathogens like the novel H1N1 influenza, says the physician who heads the University of ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • International Infection Prevention Week Webcast is Oct. 16
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), in collaboration with its partners in prevention, AORN, AICA, ASHES, CHICA and IFIC, invites infection preventionists to participate in a Webcast of the International Infection Prevention Week ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Free Podcast on Improving Your Flu Vaccination Program
    The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are offering a free educational podcast to help organizations prepare for and understand how to meet the demands of the 2009-2010 influenza season, and to improve the effectiveness of their ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission Clarifies IC Requirements Related to Medical Equipment, Devices and Supplies
    Effective immediately, the Joint Commission has clarified elements of performance 1 and 2 for infection prevention and control standard IC.02.02.01, which address reducing the risks associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies. The changes to EP 1 affect the ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization