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  • Misuse of Antibiotics Not the Only Cause of Resistance
    The perception that antibiotic resistance is primarily the undesirable consequence of antibiotic abuse or misuse is a view that is simplistic and inaccurate, according to a recent report by the American Academy of Microbiology. The reasons behind the spread of resistance ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Paradigm Shift Needed to Combat Drug Resistance
    When people travel, bacteria and other infectious agents travel with them. As about a billion people cross international borders each year, many more billions of the bugs come along for the ride. However, the trend is contributing to substantial domestic and international ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Do 3 Meals a Day Keep Fungi Away?
    The fact that they eat a lot – and often – may explain why most people and other mammals are protected from the majority of fungal pathogens, according to research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The research, published in the ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • APIC Announces Winner of its First Healthcare Administrator Award
    Deborah Friberg, chief operating officer and executive vice president of WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., has been named the recipient of the inaugural Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Patient Safety Takes Flight When Aviation-Based Best Practices are Used
    Just what can an operating room (OR) manager learn from a pilot? Just about everything related to protecting the lives of individuals who put their trust in an institution, whether it’s in the air at 30,000 feet or on a table in the OR, according to pilot Capt. ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • People More Likely to Wash Hands if Shamed Into Doing So
    People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages ...More
    October 15, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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