Weekly Rounds: 50% Decrease in C difficile, Top Stories of 2022, and More

Infection Control Today, Volume 26, Issue 10

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending December 2, 2022

Here are 5 highlights from Infection Control Today®'s (ICT®’s) wide-ranging coverage of the infection prevention and control world. Everything from interviews with known opinion leaders, to the news that infection preventionists and other health care professionals can use on their jobs.

New Research Demonstrates a 50% Decrease in Hospital-Onset C difficile Infections

Any decrease in the devastation of Clostridioides difficile is welcomed, but an investigative team brought the numbers down by 50%. See what control measures they used.

Recounting the Top Stories of 2022

A summary of the top stories of 2022, and what to look for in the new year.

How to Address Concerns About the Influenza Vaccine

Reluctance to receive the influenza vaccine continues despite years-long campaigns to increase vaccination rates. William Schaffner, MD, speaks to ICT® about how health care workers can respond to the most common questions and assure of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.

The Fight Continues: World AIDS Day 2022

Infection Control Today® observes the 34th annual World AIDS Day by speaking to Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, and looking back at what has been done and what the world still needs to do to fight HIV/AIDS.

LTC Facilities Face Unique Infection Control Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Integrating home and community, long-term care facilities are supposed to be a haven for patients and their families. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping the patients and the staff safe was a constant battle. An infection preventionist who lived through it discusses the challenges at her facility.