By Sharon Ward-Fore, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

SHARON WARD-FORE, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC, is an infection prevention consultant located in Chicago. She is also a member of Infection Control Today®’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Articles

Changes COVID-19 Brought to Long-Term Care Facilities

December 13, 2021

Having an infection preventionist on site or as a consultant to lead infection prevention and control training makes a difference. The ability to screen, isolate, or group patients can save lives. Ongoing testing of residents and staff is critical.

Battling HAIs: A Primer for Infection Preventionists

October 30, 2021

In order of occurrence, the most common types of HAIs are catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) at 32%; surgical site infection (SSI) at 22%; pneumonia (ventilator-associated pneumonia) at 15%; and central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) at 14%.

More to Surface Disinfection Than Meets the Eye

May 03, 2021

Between the trifecta of departments responsible for infection prevention—EVS, nursing and infection prevention—it’s every individual’s responsibility to ensure surface cleaning and disinfecting are done quickly and effectively.