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.


  • Using Technology to Streamline Infection Control Training Efforts
    Using Technology to Streamline Infection Control Training Efforts By Mary Brachman, RN, MS, CIC The increasing number of new and incurable diseases is altering the way healthcare facilities address infection control. There's the assumption that everyone, from those who ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Success Story
    Success Story Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections By Lynette Smith, RN, BSN, CIC During the past 10 months, LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, Inc. has compared data of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) among its long-term acute care ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS You lookin' at me? 'Cause I'm lookin' back at you. Truth be told, I am one personality-potentiated parasite. You may not want to get too up-close-and-personal, though, 'cause while I'm smilin' on the outside, I will grip and rip ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • January References
    January References "Healthcare Workers Exposed: Chemicals Necessary, Dangerous," by Kelli M. Donley, page 12. 1. Buck, KM. "Disinfectant Safety." Infection Control Today. May, 2000, p. 16 2. www.atsdr.cdc.gov 3. www.ccohs.ca 4. "Dartmouth Researcher ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Infection Control, Bioterrorism Control
    Infection Control, Bioterrorism Control By Susan Harris, RN, BS, CIC, Gretchen Himes, RN, BSN, Denise G. Nesselrodt, RN, MSN, CIC, Lanette L. Rhodes, RN, BS, CIC, and John H. Armstrong, MD Although the concept of a bioterrorist threat or attack might be a hoax or near miss, ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Influenza Antiviral Reduces Infection Rate
    CHICAGO-Researchers at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherpay (ICAAC) reported a new influenza medication limits the spread of the infectious disease within households. The Family Influenza Transmission (FIT) study was presented at the ...More
    December 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Business News
    SOMERVILLE, NJ-The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared labeling for BIOPATCH Antimicrobial Dressing. The labeling recognizes the dressing's efficacy in reducing blood stream infections due to central venous or arterial catheter infection. A controlled, ...More
    December 12, 2001 Posted in News
  • Infection Control 2001 Year In Review
    Infection Control 2001 Year In Review Top Ten Infection Control-Related Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek As today's healthcare professionals cope with budget cuts, staff shortages, Joint Commission inspections, and nosocomial infections, they must contend with the threat of ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • December References
    December References "Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use" By Rodney Stine, page 14. 1. Nye, Chudha, Hodgkin, et al. J. Hosp. Infection. 1992 Bol. 20 pp 51-54. 2. Scientific American 1998:0398 "New Technology Addresses Surgical Staff Objections to ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Bioterrorism Attack
    Bioterrorism Attack What Infection Control Practitioners Need to Know to Be Prepared for a Bioterrorism Attack By Terri Rebmann, RN, MSN, CIC How do infection control practitioners (ICPs) prepare for a bioterrorism attack? More specifically, what steps do ICPs need to take ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles