Fomite-mediated transmission can be an important pathway causing significant disease transmission in number of settings such as schools, daycare centers and long-term care facilities.
Shoe Sole and Floor Contamination: A New Consideration in the Environmental Hygiene Challenge for Hospitals
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Editor's note: This is the first in a series on fomites in the healthcare environment that are under the radar but deserve renewed attention.
Fomite-mediated transmission can be an important pathway causing significant disease transmission in number of settings such as schools, daycare centers, and long-term care facilities.
Clinical studies and mathematical simulation suggest that active surveillance with contact isolation is associated with reduced vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) prevalence compared to passive surveillance.
Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C.
Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection.
Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the
International and national travelling has made the rapid spread of infectious diseases possible.
A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that although the physicians' white coat is one of the most iconic symbols of the trade, whether or not they wear it, d
By Kelly M. Pyrek
The best-designed and engineered items of personal protective equipment (PPE) will fail healthcare workers and their patients if the PPE is donned or doffed incorrectly and contamination is spread.