Health officials say that this is a particularly bad year for an extended influenza season since flu symptoms and some of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, are the same (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
A Mutually Beneficial Relationship: How Healthcare Administrators Can Better Support Infection Prevention
The dynamic between an infection prevention and control program and hospital administrators can make or break infection control efforts within a healthcare facility. Infection prevention isn’t easy.
It is in the best interest of the patient that the system moves to either disposable components or scopes, as duodenoscopes have shown a propensity for disease transmission.
Bloodstream infections are ones that bring a chill to most working in healthcare and infection prevention.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, notes that this is the first time that China has included numbers of healthcare workers infected in the data it has provided on the spread of the epidemic.
Proper PPE for the Wuhan coronavirus includes powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), an N95 mask, eye protection, gloves, and gown.
The Aspergillus mold was detected in the hospital’s operating rooms on Nov. 10, shortly after 6-month-old Elizabeth Hutt underwent her third heart operation.
Infection control teams concerned about how hospital sink drains can breed reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant pathogens should consider having environmental services (EVS) personnel clean those drains every 3 to 5 days with a mixture of h
It's been given an official name, COVID-19, and will likely become known as SARS-CoV-2, when all is said and done.
For ABC, the bacterial counts were 56% lower for post-manual cleaning plus UV, compared with manual cleaning alone. For MRSA, they were 93% lower.