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Kelly M. Pyrek

Kelly M. Pyrek has served as editor in chief of Infection Control Today magazine for the past 12 years, and manages a number of ICT-affiliated print and online offerings. Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as an award-winning practitioner, she has served as an editorial manager, editor, and writer for newspapers, magazines, wire services and public information bureaus for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is the author of several books on healthcare, forensic science and medico-legal issues.


IPs Share Thoughts for 2011 IIPW

ICT asked members of the infection prevention community to share their thoughts for International Infection Prevention Week.
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Gaining Consensus on Device Reprocessing

A spirited discussion among clinicians, sterile processing experts, design experts and manufacturers took place during the first day of the two-day AAMI/FDA Summit on Medical Device Reprocessing. The event was designed as a follow-up to a series of workshops held earlier this summer that examined the role of reprocessed reusable medical devices in healthcare-associated infections and patient ...
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Sterile Processing Professionals Salute Their Profession, Peers

The National Healthcare Central Service & Sterile Processing Week is slated for Oct. 9-15, 2011. We asked members of the sterile processing community to share their thoughts with us for the occasion.
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Hospital ES Professional is a Guardian of Infection Control, Too

There is a nice profile in a regional newspaper, the Niagara Falls Review, in Ontario, Canada, about a healthcare environmental services worker who has a sharp eye for infection control compliance and serves as a significant patient advocate. In the article, "Cleaning staff feel the pressure of public expectation to keep hospitals clean," reporter Shawn Jeffords, writes about Cherie Bernard, a ...
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Experts Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance

In our current online ICT Poll we ask, "Do you think antibiotics are currently being misused and overprescribed?" So far, 88.83 percent say yes; 8.12 percent say no; and 3.05 percent are uncertain. Antibiotic and antimicrobial stewardship was the topic of the third annual World HAI Forum, held in June, where experts discussed the growing threat of multidrug-reistant pathogens. In conjunction with ...
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Celebrate IIPW With ICTalk

ICT and ICTalk celebrate International Infection Prevention Week.
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PPE-Use Poll Results

ICT announces the results of the poll on PPE use.
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