Weekly Rounds: EMS/Firefighters Face IPC, Bug of the Month, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending March 12, 2023.

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.

COVID-19: Pandemic Strategy and What IPC Personnel Need to Know

What do infection prevention and control personnel need to know about preparing for future pandemics? Maureen Hennessey, PhD, CPCC, CPHQ, SVP, and Cynthia Miller, MD, MPH, discuss their thoughts with ICT.

Bug of the Month: Itchy, Itchy

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

Stop Infections in Their Tracks: Water-Free Care in the ICU

The proximity of sinks in patient zones may increase a patient’s risk of acquiring gram-negative hospital-acquired infections.

The Metric Every IP Should Have on Their Work Plan in 2023

Doe Kley, MPH, RN, CIC, LTC-CIP, T-CHEST, does a deep dive into what the key priorities infection preventionists and environmental hygienists should focus on in 2023. This is the first of 3 installments.

First Responders Tackle Infection Control and Prevention Challenges

How did first responders and firefighters navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath? Two firefighters/EMTs describe what that time was like for them.