Weekly Rounds: Candida Auris, AHE Conference Highlights, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending October 7.

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.

Candida auris: How Environmental Hygiene Protects Vulnerable Patients

COVID-19 has not been the only pathogen that has been spreading the last few years. Candida auris has taken a hold, not only in the United States but around the world. Here are the details and how environmental hygiene practices can protect patients in a health care setting.

Updating How EVS Operational Standards and Benchmarks Are Evaluated

The method used to determine costs and expenses in environmental services (EVS) in hospitals is often flawed because many times the individuals creating the standards have never worked in EVS. AHE is addressing this problem.

2022 Clean Hospitals Day International Conference Tackles Environmental Hygiene Issues

Gathering in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland, experts from all over the world will discuss the problems and possible solutions facing environmental hygiene today. Alexandra Peters, PhD, Clean Hospitals, talks to ICT® about the details.

Preventing Influenza in the Health Care Setting

Because of mask-wearing and social distancing, numbers of influenza cases have been down the last 2 years. However, experts say numbers this year could go back up to numbers in prior years. The public and health care workers alike need a nudge to get vaccinated.

2022 AHE Conference Highlights Environmental Education

The Association for Health Care Environment (AHE) annual conference brings together those individuals passionate about environmental hygiene. Rock Jensen, the AHE president for the board of advisors, describes to ICT® the goals of this year's conference.