Infection Control Today, June 2021 (Vol. 25 No. 5)

High Tech in a High-Touch Environment: Keeping the Best of Both

June 03, 2021

Some fear that hospitals will become “Robots R Us” environments, but that is unlikely. Chatbots, although useful, are poor stand-ins for in-depth, in-person conversation with a health care provider. And if COVID-19 did anything, it put a million faces to the tragedy of what it’s like to die without human contact.

Onboarding Infection Preventionists? Some Questions to Ask

May 29, 2021

Successful onboarding of candidates requires an orientation that includes all aspects of the position. What are the responsibilities of an IP? Their main function is to identify and mitigate infection risks.

More to Surface Disinfection Than Meets the Eye

May 03, 2021

Between the trifecta of departments responsible for infection prevention—EVS, nursing and infection prevention—it’s every individual’s responsibility to ensure surface cleaning and disinfecting are done quickly and effectively.