Digital Issues

  • Electronic Surveillance for HAIs: From Ideation to Implementation Electronic Surveillance for HAIs: From Ideation to Implementation Posted December 23, 2013 in Digital Issues This Pulse describes how the rapid advances in technology, the electronic health record and electronic data collection, data mining and other automated software systems now provide sophisticated and innovative products aimed at reducing the surveillance burden for infection preventionists. ...More MORE INFO
  • Environmental Hygiene: Biocides and Sporicidal Disinfectants Environmental Hygiene: Biocides and Sporicidal Disinfectants Posted September 19, 2013 in Digital Issues,Environmental Hygiene This Pulse provides a quick summary of some of the ideas and perspectives coming out of the 2013 Spring Conference of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA), particularly debates regarding microbial resistance to biocides, as well as the use of sporicidal disinfectants in ...More MORE INFO
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections: The Regulatory Landscape Healthcare-Associated Infections: The Regulatory Landscape Posted June 14, 2013 in Digital Issues This special Pulse issue reviews the burden of healthcare-associated infections, explores the impetus of mandatory reporting of infection data, and outlines the various federal initiatives related to public reporting of HAIs. It also explores how automated surveillance of infections is the gateway ...More MORE INFO
  • Loaner Instrumentation: Challenges, Risks and Strategies for Success Loaner Instrumentation: Challenges, Risks and Strategies for Success Posted May 1, 2013 in Digital Issues,Disinfection & Sterilization The increasing complexity of surgeries warrants the corresponding medical instrumentation, however, many healthcare facilities lack the budgets to procure this instrumentation permanently. Loaner instrumentation – the critical and semi-critical medical devices that are used by a healthcare facility ...More MORE INFO
  • Clostridium difficile: Trends and Strategies for Prevention Clostridium difficile: Trends and Strategies for Prevention Posted April 17, 2013 in Digital Issues,Hand Hygiene Infection Control Today reports on the prevalence of Clostridium difficile, including hospitals' efforts to prevent and control this healthcare-acquired infection. It explores trends related to national control efforts as well as provides strategies for prevention, including hand hygiene, ...More MORE INFO
  • The Essentials of Electronic Surveillance Systems for Infection Prevention The Essentials of Electronic Surveillance Systems for Infection Prevention Posted January 25, 2013 in Digital Issues This Digital Issue explores the use of electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for infection data collection and to fulfill mandatory public reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) program. It provides an overview of essential information for electronic surveillance best practices, ...More MORE INFO
  • Year in Review 2012 Year in Review 2012 Posted December 14, 2012 in Digital Issues Infection Control Today presents the 2012 Year in Review, a special compilation of the most-read and accessed online items that ICT produced in its news, articles, slide shows, reports, digital issues, whitepapers and webinars. Outbreaks topped the most-read list of news items posted to the ICT ...More MORE INFO
  • Insights from IDWeek 2012 Insights from IDWeek 2012 Posted November 19, 2012 in Digital Issues Insights from IDWeek 2012, a special thematic digital issue produced by Infection Control Today magazine, features highlights from select symposia and oral abstracts presented at the inaugural IDWeek event, a joint meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for ...More MORE INFO
  • Pathogen Persistence, Transmission and Cross-Contamination Prevention Cross Contamination Posted July 27, 2012 in Digital Issues A plethora of studies in the medical literature has demonstrated that nearly everything in the healthcare setting — from surfaces, to healthcare workers' hands, to medical equipment and everything in between — can serve as a reservoir and a vector for opportunistic pathogenic organisms. The ...More MORE INFO
  • Insights from 2012 APIC Insights from 2012 APIC Posted July 3, 2012 in Digital Issues The thematic digital issue, Insights from 2012 APIC, presents highlights from the 39th annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), held June 4-6, 2012. It explores key themes of professional development of infection preventionists, including: ...More MORE INFO
  • 2012 State of the Industry 2012 State of the Industry Posted June 26, 2012 in Digital Issues The 2012 State of the Industry reports on the demographics of five segments of the ICT readership: infection prevention, operating room/surgical services, sterile processing, environmental services and materials management. It explores the key issues these professionals face, including: Regulation ...More MORE INFO
  • Perioperative Practice: Insights from 2012 AORN Congress AORN Congress Posted April 24, 2012 in Digital Issues Top Tidbits from 2012 AORN Congress — We highlight selected keynote addresses, sessions and other announcements coming out of this year's meeting. Innovation, Education Among the Top Priorities for Perioperative Nurses: Q&A with Linda Groah — AORN executive director Linda Groah explores several ...More MORE INFO
  • Electronic Surveillance Systems for Infection Prevention and Control Electronic Surveillance Systems for Infection Prevention and Control Posted December 8, 2011 in Digital Issues Electronic Surveillance Systems for Infection Prevention and Control: Surveillance is the cornerstone to any successful infection control and prevention (ICP) program. At a minimum, it includes data mining for unusual microbes or clusters of pathogens, reporting public health diseases, and ...More MORE INFO
  • Environmental Cleaning: The Imperative for Hospital Hygiene Environmental Hygiene Posted October 21, 2011 in Digital Issues Poll Reveals Cleaning Practices, Resource Needs: After a recent ICT Poll indicated that more than 62 percent of participants thought that environmental cleaning was suboptimal in their healthcare institutions, we decided to conduct a survey of ICT readers that would further explore the state of ...More MORE INFO
  • 2011 State of the Industry Digital Issue State of the Industry Posted June 30, 2011 in Digital Issues In 2010, Infection Control Today introduced its first-ever State of the Industry Report, designed to provide a snapshot of the trends and issues facing ICT readers who work in five sectors: infection prevention, operating room, sterile processing, environmental services and materials management. We ...More MORE INFO