N95 masks are in high demand but so are surgical masks, isolation gowns, thermometers and disinfecting wipes
Although all patients require vigilant infection prevention measures and the goal should always be zero infections, the stakes are sometimes higher in the NICU, as infections there have higher potential for death.
Xenon lamps produce pulsed flashes of germicidal UV light at wavelengths from 200-315 nm, killing microbes on environmental surfaces.
Over the last decade, the world has experienced many outbreaks, pandemics and epidemics, from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to H1N1 influenza and now COVID-19.
The machine can decontaminate the same respirator mask up to 20 times without degrading the mask’s performance.
As COVID-19 Knocks on Nursing Homes’ Doors, Full-Time Infection Preventionists Needed More Than Ever
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
"Those of us who must go out into the world and have contact with people don’t have to panic if we find out that someone with the coronavirus has been in the same room or stood closer than we wanted for a moment."
Ninety-seven percent of survey respondents have implemented conservation protocols for personal protective equipment.
ACE inhibitors up regulate (increase) the ACE2 receptor. This is the receptor the COVID-19 virus uses to attack the lungs.
The Spanish flu of 1918 killed between 20 and 50 million people. What lessons can we take from it?