The global spread of a unique strain of swine-origin H1N1 influenza (SO-IV) is almost a certainty. The lethality of the SO-IV and the impact of a pandemic on an already fragile world economy has yet to be determined.
ICT asked infection preventionists to share some of their best strategies for boosting hand hygiene compliance at their facilities.
The message that hand hygiene can prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is clear, yet compliance remains an infection preventionist (IP)’s significant challenge. McGuckin, et al.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today encouraged the public to remain calm, listen to public health authorities and follow common sense health precautions during the swine influenza A (H1N1)
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today urged public health officials to call upon the nation’s infection preventionists to help stop the potential spread of swine flu.
Sue Barnes, RN, BSN, CIC, national leader of infection prevention control/patient safety at Kaiser Permanente, comments on this development and other situations facing infection preventionists.
In the December issue of ICT, I wrote an article looking at the issues impacting infection prevention and control program
I welcome the opportunity to introduce the readers of Infection Control Today to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and update them on recent activities.
The axiom, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” easily could be applied to the practice of infection prevention and control, which, while experiencing a spike in the number of more sophisticated, evolving tasks infection