Weekly Rounds: Dear Helpdesk, Answers to EVS Survey, and More

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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending March 31, 2024.

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.

Alert for Infection Preventionists: CDC Reports Rise in Invasive Meningococcal Disease Cases, Urges Vigilance

The CDC has sounded the alarm on a sharp rise in invasive meningococcal disease cases, notably linked to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y. Health care providers are urged to stay vigilant.

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Exploring Infection Preventionists' Top Environmental Hygiene Interests: From Surface Cleaning to UV-C Technology

IPs are keen to delve into the latest trends in environmental hygiene, with a focus on surface cleaning, air and water purification, product selection, and advanced UV-C technologies.

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Unveiling Misconceptions: The Truth About Antibiotics and the Common Cold

Anne Menegetti, MD, highlights the misconceptions that drive individuals to seek antibiotics for common colds sooner than necessary.

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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Pemgarda, COVID-19 Infusion Drug

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for Pemgarda, a COVID-19 infusion drug. Read on for more.

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Dear Helpdesk: Working in a Toxic Health Care Environment

Dear Helpdesk is your steadfast companion, offering life coaching and workplace advice from 2 seasoned IPs for some of your most challenging real-life situations. Let us help you navigate the intersection between work and life, guiding you to navigate the dynamic world of infection prevention with confidence and grace. This article is on handling a toxic health care environment.

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