Weekly Rounds: Bug of the Month: I Am Hiding in the Dirt, HAI Incident Increases, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending May 27.

Here are 5 highlights from 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.

Bug of the Month: I Am Hiding in the Dirt

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in health care facilities today.

Some HAI Incident Increases Continued Into Second Year of COVID-19

Device-associated HAIs were likely impacted by the continued alteration of hospital practices that occurred throughout the pandemic.

The OR: A Prime Target for Pathogens

To reduce the risk of surgical-site infection, utilize evidence-based interventions and give feedback to clinicians on bacterial transmission using Staphylococcus aureus as a marker.

A Pandemic Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding of Transmission

The bugs are winning, but only because we are letting them.

Does Daily Hydrogen Peroxide Antisepsis Protect Against COVID-19?

Regardless of vaccination status, health care workers were protected with daily and regular hydrogen peroxide antisepsis.