HAIs

New Method Needed to Determine Infection Preventionist Staffing Levels

June 15, 2020

The common method used to determine IP staffing-using a ratio of IPs to the number of beds or the number of patients-might not be the best way of determining just how many IPs an institution needs. 

Zoonotic Considerations: COVID’s No Cat’s Meow

June 10, 2020

IIn the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers discuss SARS-CoV-2 in two domestic cats.

COVID-19 Experience Suggests Need for National Reporting System for Dangerous Pathogens

June 09, 2020

Infection preventionists (IPs) are stretched to the limit with both reporting and patient responsibilities with an unwillingness of facilities to prioritize infectious disease prevention in their operating budgets.

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