Weekly Rounds: C diff and Candida auris Recontamination, Disrupting HAI Transmission, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending May 6.

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.

Can C difficile Infection Be Spread Via Hospital Beds?

A patient has a higher risk of infection of C difficile in a hospital bed that previously held a patient who also had C difficile.

Candida auris Rapidly Recontaminates Surfaces Around Patients’ Beds Despite Cleaning and Disinfection

Candida auris environmental contamination is unlikely to be adequately controlled because re-contamination occurs within hours after disinfection.

Surface Disinfection Incompatibility Does Not Support Effective Cleaning and Disinfection

The surface material and product damage caused by new advances in disinfection technology must be addressed for patient safety.

Environmental Measures Disrupt Transmission of HAIs

Time, staff, and budget constraints make it difficult to expand HAI mitigation programs despite the obvious and urgent need to do so.

WHO’s World Hand Hygiene Day for Infection Preventionists: Unite for Safety: Clean Your Hands

PDI’s director of clinical affairs speaks with ICT® about the annual focus on the most fundamental way to protect patients and health care workers alike.