The Infection Control Today® hand hygiene page examines the practice of hand hygiene, from the proper methods to adherence among hospital staff. Will greater recognition of hand hygiene’s importance in curbing the spread of infections translate into better adherence among hospital staff and the public? This page features videos that demonstrate exactly how to conduct hand hygiene properly, articles recapping peer-reviewed literature on the latest advances in monitoring and adherence, as well as the popular "Bug of the Month" feature.
May 25, 2023
Hand hygiene requirements for inpatient health care are numerous and varied. An electronic system to help monitor adherence with some indications benefits the hospital, although it may also introduce some drawbacks.
May 16, 2023
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in health care facilities today.
May 11, 2023
“It doesn't matter if the public health emergency goes away or not. Because we haven't taken advantage of the public health emergency over the last 2 years to understand and address the gaps quite apparent to every American out there.”
May 10, 2023
Establishing a permanent system for monitoring the persistence and emergence of dangerous pathogens is necessary, especially COVID-19.
May 05, 2023
Maintaining proper hand hygiene is crucial in ensuring our safety and that of those around us and is rightly celebrated worldwide.
May 03, 2023
To prevent the spread of C auris, the CDC recommends that IPs and environmental hygienists play a critical role. In this interview, the medical scientists clarify what specific actions they should take.
May 02, 2023
To ensure the accuracy of the information concerning Candida auris, Infection Control Today has spoken with 2 medical scientists from the CDC.
April 30, 2023
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April 30, 2023
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending April 30, 2023.
April 28, 2023
Findings provide the first published evidence of the relationship between standard precaution adherence and the safety of health care workers and patients.