Weekly Rounds: Controlling Isolation Precautions, Fighting Pathogens in a Children’s Hospital, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending June 24.

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.

Communication Is Key in Controlling Isolation Precautions in Ambulatory Settings

Infection preventionists should take an active role supporting ambulatory partners to help them follow infection prevention and control practices.

Fighting Pathogens in a Children’s Hospital: Two Posters at APIC Conference

Investigators look for and find MRSA and C difficil widespread on floors, especially in patient rooms, and MRSA inside NICU isolette beds.

Using J-SIPHE System Could Promote Antibiotic Resistance Measures in Japan

Recently, investigators studied the correlation between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance using the J-SIPHE system. The results suggest that using the system may be beneficial for promoting antibiotic resistance measures antimicrobial stewardship implementation.

New Hospital Design/Development Needs to Involve Infection Preventionists

An IP can use their expertise to make decisions that will lead to cost savings and improved design flow.

ACIP Recommends High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Patients 65 Years or Older

This recommendation comes at an critical time as this flu season is feared to be a rebound after the low numbers the last few years due to COVID-19 precautions.