Contamination incidents can be compounded by the operational/staffing challenges at healthcare facilities.
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has cleared for marketing four previously cleared tests with new indications to aid in the diagnosis of Lyme disease. The tests cleared today are the first time that a test has been indicated to follow a new testing paradigm in which two tests called enzyme immunoassays (EIA) are run concurrently or sequentially, rather than the current two-step process in which a separate protein test called a Western Blot must be run after the initial EIA test.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, announces the recipient of the 2019 AHE Innovation Award.
The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that the U.S.
A large clinical trial to assess treatments for preventing people at high risk from developing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has begun.
New, Revised Antimicrobial Stewardship Requirements for Ambulatory Healthcare Organizations Introduced
Effective January 1, 2020, new antimicrobial stewardship requirements will be applicable to Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory healthcare organizations that routinely prescribe antimicrobial medications.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin as the winner of its ninth annual Film Festival competition, to be awarded during APIC’s 46th Annual Conference.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of pa
By Kelly M. Pyrek
The introduction of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms -- DISARM -- Act -- by United States Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday represents an essential step toward addressing the growing threat of infections that are increasing