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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.

12/18/2014

2014 is the Year of Ebola

The Ebola outbreak became the most visible pressing public health issue in 2014. In ICT's online poll we asked infection preventionists for their views on the outbreak; here's a look at their responses to two key questions.
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12/15/2014

Attend the In-Person Infection Control Today Conference for Free

Time and money always seem to be in short supply, and that's why if you can make the time, we'll pay your way to attend our Infection Control Tomorrow conference, being held in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 29-30, 2015.
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10/23/2014

Check Out the Business Case Toolbox

Several months ago, ICT and Truven Health Analytics introduced the Business Case Toolbox, a website dedicated to providing resources that infection preventionists can utilize in their presentations to peers and hospital administrators when making the business case for infection prevention and control.
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01/27/2014

Results of the 2013-14 Influenza Season Online Poll

More than 1,000 votes were cast in the latest online ICT poll which asked respondents about the 2013-14 influenza season.
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12/03/2013

How Do You Boost Compliance?

What are some of the ways that you are able to boost compliance with infection prevention principles and practices at your healthcare institution? I'd like to welcome your anecdotes and strategies, for publication in an upcoming issue of Infection Control Today magazine.
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06/21/2013

What's in a Name?

More than you think, especially when it comes to naming a newly discovered pathogen. The latest example is the new Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV for short. A columnist for Slate.com notes that "The MERS-CoV naming saga is an extreme example of the bureaucratized process by which diseases are now labeled," and pens an interesting account of the naming process that apparently also plagued the H1N1 virus.
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04/18/2013

Nominate an Outstanding IP

Infection Control Today magazine invites members of the infection prevention and control community to submit nominations for ICT’s 2013 Who’s Who in Infection Prevention, designed to salute outstanding individuals who are working hard to advance the infection prevention and control agenda.
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