For ABC, the bacterial counts were 56% lower for post-manual cleaning plus UV, compared with manual cleaning alone. For MRSA, they were 93% lower.
Infection control teams concerned about how hospital sink drains can breed reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant pathogens should consider having environmental services (EVS) personnel clean those drains every 3 to 5 days with a mixture of h
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.
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.
Discoveries About C. diff Underscore That What Happens Outside Hospitals Doesn’t Always Stay Outside Hospitals
Hospital administrators and infection preventionists have to contend with diversity among C. diff isolates.
New technologies have emerged in EVS practices that infection preventionists can help review before a facility decides to implement.
Infection control specialists need to know how to successfully design and implement an effective infection prevention program.
Proper PPE for the Wuhan coronavirus includes powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), an N95 mask, eye protection, gloves, and gown.
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.