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Infection Prevention

  • Your Role in Infection Control
    As healthcare professionals we often wonder how much difference we truly make in the lives of our patients. I often wonder if I am doing everything that I possibly can to create a safe environment for every person around me — not just patients but my team as well. ...More
    Yesterday Posted in Articles
  • Policy Options for Improving Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings
    Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Denise Cardo, director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, shares her thoughts on policies that can help improve infection control practices in outpatient settings to better protect patients. The CDC has ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Clifford McDonald Named to Friends of OSAP
    The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for The Safest Dental Visit™, has announced that L. Clifford McDonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA, has been named to the Friends of OSAP. The Friends of OSAP is a highly selective group of experts who focus ...More
    June 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Tomorrow: A Celebration of the Profession
    This special digital issue continues the celebration of the infection prevention profession that began with the Infection Control Tomorrow Digital Summit, held April 29-30, 2015. It provides infection prevention experts' perspectives on key issues facing the field, and ...More
    May 27, 2015 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Reduce Splashes, Increase Infection Prevention
    Slips, trips, falls and sharps are widely recognized as potential occupational risks in the healthcare industry.  However, there is another dangerous hazard that often goes unnoticed and underreported—splashes. ...More
    May 6, 2015 Posted in Articles
  • Nurse Researchers Receive Grants from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants, with total available funding of $160,000. This year, the association awards three AACN Impact Research Grants up to $50,000 each and the AACN-Sigma Theta Tau ...More
    April 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Resources
    The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy is a method developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use data for action to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The TAP strategy is a way to identify facilities or units within a ...More
    March 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • Loyola Honored for Study on Infection Prevention Initiative
    Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Loyola University Health System, will receive the Implementation Science Award at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control ...More
    March 29, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 5 Must-Have Resources for Patient Safety in Hospitals
    Every healthcare organization need supplies and tools to achieve high quality care, but patient safety resources can be a difficult goal to plan into a hospital budget. Though we tend to think of a hospital as the place where patients find care rather than dangers, patients ...More
    March 6, 2015 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Experts Outline Guidance for Animal Visitations in Hospitals
    New expert guidance by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) outlines recommendations for developing policies regarding the use of animals in healthcare facilities, including animal-assisted activities, service animals, research animals and personal pet ...More
    March 2, 2015 Posted in News
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