Infections

Significant morbidity and mortality is caused by healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), including surgical site infections (SSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and other healthcare-related infections and conditions caused by drug-resistant pathogens that jeopardize patient safety.


  • Hantavirus Infections Drop
    DENVER-The number of hatavirus infections has mysteriously dropped this year, leaving scientists to continue scratching their heads concerning this particularly enigmatic virus. A decrease in rodent populations and changing weather patterns, both seemingly tied to El Nino, ...More
    November 19, 2001 Posted in News
  • Write for Infection Control Today magazine!
    Are you an infection control practitioner (ICP) or other healthcare professional who likes to write? Infection Control Today magazine is looking for individuals interested in submitting articles for publication in our monthly magazine. We have a number of assignments ...More
    November 12, 2001 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: Brushing the Surface of Disinfectants
    Brushing the Surface of Disinfectants Surface Disinfectants Crucial in Battle Against Nosocomial Infections By Kelli M. Donley One of the easiest methods of protecting yourself from getting the flu each winter is to avoid touching handles and buttons. Bathroom doorknobs, ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: Instrumental Knowledge
    Choosing a Repair Vendor Wisely By Anne Reed, BS Instruments, cables, scopes, containers, power pieces, and more. It's a huge variety of equipment that requires constant attention to keep it all functioning soundly. The typical Central Sterile Processing (CS) department is ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: Invite an OEM to Join Your Medical Team
    Time To Design A New Generation Of Surgical Instruments Invite An Instrument OEM To Join Your Medical Team Fig. 1 (grossly contaminated standard laminectomy punch disassembled after routine processing...including final sterilization...load indicators showed that necessary ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Meet our 2002 Educator of the Year
    Meet our 2002 Educator of the Year By Kelly M. Pyrek Each day, Educator of the Year Susan Dolan receives dozens of calls from healthcare professionals seeking expert advice on pediatric infection control matters. Hospital epidemiologist Susan Dolan is on the move. It's 8 ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Holy Hemagluttination! What's a virus need to do to get some respect? Seems like only chickens worry much about me, yet I'm a serious troublemaker every winter, and a very, VERY bad boy every 10 to 20 years--1918 and '19 were ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • November References
    November References "Brushing the Surface of Disinfectants" By Kelli M. Donley, page 20. 1. www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/0b1feat2.html. 2. www.osha-slc.gov/html/faq-bbp.html. 3. www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/091clean.html. 4. Smith, F. SciReg, ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Meeting the Challenge of Advancing the Profession
    Meeting the Challenge of Advancing the Profession By Bryant C. Broder, CSPDT, ACSP The principal challenge posed to healthcare professionals working under the umbrella term of central services is how to effectively manage and perform the multi-dimensional responsibilities ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Disaster Management: Healthcare Professionals Working Together
    Disaster Management: Healthcare Professionals Working Together A Conversation With David Vukich, MD, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida By Kelly M. Pyrek The first in a series examining disaster management and bioterrorism as ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles