Charles Gerba, PhD: Environmental services plays a crucial—and often unsung—role in infection prevention. “Unfortunately, we don’t honor people enough for things they prevented or that never happened.”
One hospital has asked workers to consider shaving their beards.
Ideally, link nurses increase awareness of infection control issues and motivate colleagues to improve in that regard, keeping patients and themselves safer by limiting the spread of HAIs.
"We have to be comfortable with the fact that we have to reuse PPE for multiple patients. But one of the things they have to remember is those multiple patients all have the same illness. So, it’s not like we’re going to transfer multi-drug resistant organism to the next patient. Because we try not to use the same PPE for those situations."
If you are on one of these medications one should perform strict social distancing and protect yourself from contracting COVID-19.
Investigators found greater SARS–CoV-2 contamination on the outer surface of the face masks than on the inner surfaces.
Xenon lamps produce pulsed flashes of germicidal UV light at wavelengths from 200-315 nm, killing microbes on environmental surfaces.
The Spanish flu of 1918 killed between 20 and 50 million people. What lessons can we take from it?
Already, two emergency room doctors in the United States are in critical condition with COVID-19.
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.