Collaboration between infection preventionists and environmental services professionals is paramount to effective environmental cleaning and improved patient outcomes.
Infection prevention and control (IP&C), as a discipline grounded in implementation science, must simultaneously incorporate research, innovation and experience from academia, industry, and clinical practice to best serve the needs of the patient. As the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) gathers for its 40th Annual Conference this month, it seems an opportune time to reflect on the interdependence of the main players in working toward the vision of healthcare without infection and the role that industry plays in advancing the work of our members.
A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing supports a growing body of evidence that women are less likely to contract bloodstream or surgical site infections than their male counterparts.
OSAP Joins Forces With JCDA to Bring Infection Prevention Resources to Canadian Dental Professionals
The Wisconsin Division of Public Healths annual Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Program report shows more healthcare facilities in the state met or exceeded the national standard for many infection rates in 2012.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) released the 2011 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Report based on data from the 31 hospitals in the state.
Educating and empowering patients to actively participate in their care helps reduce a patient's risk of hospital acquired infections. Creating an open dialogue, however, can be a challenge in today's healthcare. So how can hospitals improve their patient education programs and help patients become empowered and active in their treatment?