Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.
Candida auris is an emerging scourge in healthcare facilities, including long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and skilled nursing facilities with ventilator units (VSNFs).
Gloves and gowns are common intensive care unit (ICU) fomites that are frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
The Great ‘Bare Below the Elbows’ Debate: Are Healthcare Workers Better Off With Sleeves or Bare Skin?
Bare skin or sleeved garments—which is better when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious pathogens between patients and healthcare workers (HCW)?