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.


  • The Contagious Patient:
    The Contagious Patient: Identifying, Containing, and Treating Appropriately By Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH, Barbara DeBaun, RN, BSN, CIC, Gina Pugliese, RN, MS The Context of Contagion Healthcare settings today are busy, crowded, noisy places with overworked, distracted clinical ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • E. coli Suspected in English Outbreak
    LONDON-The strain of bacteria E. coli 0157 was discovered in five confirmed cases in the village of Eccleston, some 200 miles northwest of London. More than 15 people have been hospitalized surrounding the potential outbreak as health officials hurry to determine a source ...More
    November 28, 2001 Posted in News
  • UNICEF Vitamin Program in India Under Scrutiny
    NAGAON, India-Health officials are calling for tests of vitamin A supplements given to Indian children after thousands of complaints of malaise were reported. A UNICEF-sponsored anti-blindness program had been dispensing the vitamins in the northeast province of Assam. ...More
    November 19, 2001 Posted in News
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maximizing Hand-Hygiene Compliance to Improve Outcomes:
    Maximizing Hand-Hygiene Compliance to Improve Outcomes: A New Tool for Infection Control By Eleanor J. Fendler, PhD, MD and Patricia A. Groziak, MS Hospital-acquired infections are a major concern in healthcare facilities, affecting at least 2 million patients annually and ...More