According to the United States Conference of Mayors, cities need 28.5 million face masks, 24.4 million other pieces of PPE equipment, 7.9 million COVID-19 test kits, and 139,000 ventilators.
Infectious Diseases & Conditions
As COVID-19 Knocks on Nursing Homes’ Doors, Full-Time Infection Preventionists Needed More Than Ever
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
ACE inhibitors up regulate (increase) the ACE2 receptor. This is the receptor the COVID-19 virus uses to attack the lungs.
The Spanish flu of 1918 killed between 20 and 50 million people. What lessons can we take from it?
Exposure work-ups often involve tracing the movement of the patient and identifying staff who might have been exposed. But with COVID-19 is that feasible?
The study underscores just how much of a moving target COVID-19 remains.
One of Infection Control Today®’s Editorial Advisory Board members offers a quick to-do list.
There are far too few trained staff assigned to infection control. IPs do not even have time to document and report infections let alone evaluate patients and conduct training.
One of the barriers that has been addressed in recent years was just how providers are to be paid for using telemedicine.
Many studies have shown that disinfection of surfaces is suboptimal and effective disinfection requires not only an effective product but also, effective practice. The surface must be completely and thoroughly wiped with an adequate number of antimicrobial wipes effective against the target pathogen and a contact time specified by the label instructions.