Infection Control Today, December 2022, (Vol. 26, No. 10)

LTC Facilities Face Unique Infection Control Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

November 29, 2022

Integrating home and community, long-term care facilities are supposed to be a haven for patients and their families. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping the patients and the staff safe was a constant battle. An infection preventionist who lived through it discusses the challenges at her facility.

Is the Current Bivalent Booster the Correct One? Studies Suggest it Isn't

November 01, 2022

Despite study results that the univalent BA.5 booster produced much higher increase in antibodies, why was the hybrid bivalent Ancestral/BA.5 booster with a significantly lower increase chosen to be distributed, and how does this put the population at risk?

Monkeypox Outbreak: Answers for Patients

October 25, 2022

Giving and receiving the correct information is vital to alleviate patients' reservations and fears. The recent monkeypox outbreak has caused concern and misinformation. ICT® has the answers health care workers need.

Environmental Hygiene Industry Leaders Converge to Discuss BPR Regulations

October 21, 2022

Ellie Wishart, BSc, Real World Evidence Manager at Ecolab discusses the role of industry partners in the Clean Hospitals initiative and taking part in the International Clean Hospitals Day Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 20, 2022.

Updating How EVS Operational Standards and Benchmarks Are Evaluated

October 06, 2022

The method used to determine costs and expenses in environmental services (EVS) in hospitals is often flawed because many times the individuals creating the standards have never worked in EVS. AHE is addressing this problem.

2022 Clean Hospitals Day International Conference Tackles Environmental Hygiene Issues

October 05, 2022

Gathering in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland, experts from all over the world will discuss the problems and possible solutions facing environmental hygiene today. Alexandra Peters, PhD, Clean Hospitals, talks to ICT® about the details.

2022 AHE Conference Highlights Environmental Education

October 03, 2022

The Association for Health Care Environment (AHE) annual conference brings together those individuals passionate about environmental hygiene. Rock Jensen, the AHE president for the board of advisors, describes to ICT® the goals of this year's conference.