Weekly Rounds: Antibiotics Duration, Surgical Attire Policy, and Human Metapneumovirus, and More

Infection Control TodayInfection Control Today, May 2023, (Vol. 27, No. 4)
Volume 27
Issue 4

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending June 4, 2023.

weekly rounds with infection control today

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.

The Duration of Antibiotics: Why Short Is Good in the Long Run

Is it truly beneficial to prescribe longer courses of antibiotics?

Read this article about antibiotics.

Surgical Attire: Policy Development Resources

Human bodies, especially surgical personnel's hair, scalp, and skin, are a major source of bacterial contamination in the surgical environment and a major cause of SSIs. Yet, not it hasn't always been a consideration.

read more about surgical attire

Human Metapneumovirus: What Is it and What Is Being Done About It?

Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV) is not as well-known as its relative, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), so here is the information that infection control and prevention personnel need to know about this respiratory virus.

read more about human metapneumovirus.

Embarking on the Infection Preventionist Role: The Path of an MPH Graduate

The future infection prevention and control pathway is inclusive and invites master of public health graduates and other degrees besides nursing to enter this evolving field.

Read about how one IP came from an MPH.

IPC PROs Helping Each Other: When to Unmask a Long-term Care Facility

In the first of this new series, IPC Pros Helping Each Other: When is the right time to unmask in long-term care? One IP explains how she and her facility unmasked and what led to their decision.


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