Hand Hygiene

 

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.

Is the Current Bivalent Booster the Correct One? Studies Suggest it Isn't

November 01, 2022

Despite study results that the univalent BA.5 booster produced much higher increase in antibodies, why was the hybrid bivalent Ancestral/BA.5 booster with a significantly lower increase chosen to be distributed, and how does this put the population at risk?

Monkeypox Outbreak: Answers for Patients

October 25, 2022

Giving and receiving the correct information is vital to alleviate patients' reservations and fears. The recent monkeypox outbreak has caused concern and misinformation. ICT® has the answers health care workers need.

Parneix Discusses France's Fight Against COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Influenza in France

October 19, 2022

Pierre Parneix, MD, speaks with Infection Control Today® on his work as the president of the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, his work with the Clean Hospitals, and his outlook on France’s fight against infectious disease in the near future.