Exposure work-ups often involve tracing the movement of the patient and identifying staff who might have been exposed. But with COVID-19 is that feasible?
Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC
Too often infection prevention work feels thankless, but the truth is that we are the backbone in this situation and now is the time that people really see that.
Since healthcare's response to COVID-19 will likely not end soon, it is important to consider ways to help make the work processes easier and enhance communication.
As the threat from COVID-19 increases, so must the readiness of infection preventionists to respond.
Sustainability of high hand hygiene rates is extremely challenging and continuously requires resources and substantial effort.
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.
It's been given an official name, COVID-19, and will likely become known as SARS-CoV-2, when all is said and done.
Responding to infectious disease outbreaks is not a novel part of infection prevention and control (IPC) work. In fact, many infection preventionists (IPs) are epidemiologists, trained in outbreak response.