Insertion of a peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter is the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure in acute care.
The Great ‘Bare Below the Elbows’ Debate: Are Healthcare Workers Better Off With Sleeves or Bare Skin?
Bare skin or sleeved garments—which is better when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious pathogens between patients and healthcare workers (HCW)?
Gloves and gowns are common intensive care unit (ICU) fomites that are frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Candida auris is an emerging scourge in healthcare facilities, including long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and skilled nursing facilities with ventilator units (VSNFs).
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.
Netherlands study details ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae strategy.
Contamination incidents can be compounded by the operational/staffing challenges at healthcare facilities.
ICT spoke with Caroline Haggerty, RN, MSN, MBA, LSSBB, manager of quality and patient safety for Penn Medicine in West Chester, Penn., about the importance of shared accountabili
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today. Each column explores the Bug of the Month's etiology, the infections it can cause, the modes of transmission, and ways to fight its spread.
Algorithm That Predicts Immune Response to a Pathogen Could Lead to Early Diagnosis for Diseases Like TB
First impressions are important -- they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system form when they first meet a new bacterium.