Weekly Rounds: Challenging MRSA Precautions, Bug of the Month, and More

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Infection Control TodayInfection Control Today, November/December 2023 (Vol. 27 No. 8)
Volume 27
Issue 8

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending December 10, 2023.

Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today

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.

Challenging the Universality of Contact Precautions in MRSA Prevention: A Critical Appraisal of Recent Infection Control Guidelines

A critical analysis questions the universal application of contact precautions (CP) for MRSA prevention, considering potential harms, environmental sustainability, and evidence-based alternatives.

The Cleaning and Disinfection of Handheld Equipment

Handheld equipment plays a vital role in providing care at health facilities. Proper training, equipment, and procedures are imperative to guarantee safe cleaning and disinfection following use.

Bug of the Month: I Like Swimming in Water and Popping Up in Food

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

Assessing Measures for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Low- and High-Tech Tools and Practical Insights

Which of the various low and high-tech measures proposed to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission, from hand hygiene to air cleaners, actually work? A new study gives practical tools for assessment and insights into their effectiveness.

Chief Infection Prevention Officer: Leading the Way Into the Future

The role and responsibility of executive-level oversight in infection prevention is growing. Expertise, determination, consistency, and sustainability bring value to reducing healthcare–associated infections, preventing harm, and supporting a safe workplace.

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