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Nasal Decolonization's Broadening Application: Replacing Contact Precautions

March 10, 2018

An increase in prevalence in healthcare settings across the continuum of care over several decades has resulted in MRSA and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) being given priority as targets of reduction efforts by several regulatory and advisory bodies. These include the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Guidebook

November 29, 2017

This Guidebook provides a comprehensive look at hand hygiene compliance monitoring, specifically electronic systems and how technology can drive improved performance.

Handling Clean Linen in a Healthcare Environment

October 1, 2017

Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification demonstrates linen and uniform services companies’ commitment to cleanliness through independent, third-party laundry inspection and quantified microbial testing. Inspection and re-inspection verify that items are maintained, washed, dried, ironed, packed, transported and delivered using best management practices (BMPs) to meet key disinfection criteria. Between scheduled and supplemental inspections, ongoing microbial testing quantifies cleanliness and indicates laundry process adjustments. Certification requirements are based on international standards for processing healthcare linens and garments.

Hand Hygiene: A Guidebook Exploring a Key Foundation of Infection Prevention and Control

May 25, 2017

Whether it's soap-and-water handwashing or using an antiseptic hand wash, an alcohol-based handrub (ABHR), or a surgical hand antisepsis product, hand hygiene remains a cornerstone of infection prevention and control practice. Despite indications that hand hygiene can help control the transmission of infectious microorganisms as part of a multi-modal approach, as well as innovations in product and dispenser design to enhance the user experience, hand hygiene rates remain sub-optimally low.