Navigating the New Normal in Infection Prevention

July 23, 2020

It will also be necessary to again train other professionals the way IPs have historically trained them about infection prevention, because a lot of the old rules had to be set aside when COVID-19 surged.

US Government Buying 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

July 22, 2020

The U.S. government will pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 billion upon the receipt of the first 100 million doses, following US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization or approval. The U.S. government also can acquire up to an additional 500 million doses.

What Happened When COVID-19 Visited A Hair Salon

July 22, 2020

We have much work to do in terms of risk communication and awareness. This is a good example of how quickly exposures can happen in the workplace when we focus only on employee-to-customer interactions or healthcare worker-to-patient interactions.

Q&A: Study’s Author Explains How Lysol Battles COVID-19

July 21, 2020

Julie McKinney, PhD: “If you’re going to disinfect, you’re going to let it sit for three minutes and then you’re going to wipe it. If you’re going to sanitize, you only have to leave it for 30 seconds and then wipe.”

Handwashing: Is a New Normal Possible?

July 21, 2020

Professional development educators and infection control specialists need to design educational programs that create a lasting behavior change when it comes to hand hygiene.

How to Build Cost-Effective Infection Prevention Programs at Long-Term Care Facilities

July 20, 2020

Infection control at LTCFs needs to be a balanced approach that addresses the risk of infection, and not just the treatment of infection. Money is saved when this approach is used.

National Reporting System for All Dangerous Pathogens Needed

July 20, 2020

After decades of reluctance to implement a national reporting system, when COVID-19 came along we witnessed almost overnight the formulation of case definitions and comprehensive national reporting from all healthcare facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccine Induces Strong Immune Responses in Clinical Trial

July 20, 2020

The trial, in which 1077 healthy adults in the UK are being assessing for the vaccine comprised of the ChAdOx1 virus for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2, shows enough promise for further assessment.

APIC, SHEA Decry New COVID Data Collection Method

July 17, 2020

The Trump administration has decided that the COVID-19 data will no longer be reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through that agency’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Q&A: Bridge Gap Between Infection Preventionists and EVS Teams

July 16, 2020

Charles Gerba, PhD: “I really think that in the future, what you really need is a specialist in infection control who understands both the environmental health services and also the professional staff that deals with the patients.”