Weekly Rounds: Fusion of Generations in IP, Monkeypox Details for IPs, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending June 3.

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.

Old Meets New School: The Fusion of Generations in Infection Prevention

How do the veteran and the novice infection preventionists work together in the present climate? What do they think are their strengths and their differences as they combine their knowledge in the health care field? Infection Control Today® asked a veteran and a novice to find out.

Monkeypox Details for Infection Preventionists

Adding to their exhaustion because of other diseases rampant worldwide, like influenza and COVID-19, infection preventionists need to understand and recognize the basics of monkeypox as well since it has made its debut in the US.

How SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Factors by Blood Type, Race, and Pregnancy

Certain blood types in combination with Rh, race (Black patients and White patients), and pregnant or not pregnant demonstrated protection against the virus.

Top 3 Trends in Health Care Cleaning and Disinfection

Infection preventionists and the equipment and cleansers they use gained a spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include both established and innovative materials.

Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance With a New Weapon

AMR and surgical site infections are a consistent issue for surgeries, and often surgeons feel they have done everything they can to reduce the risk, and yet the event still occurs with an alarming frequency. Is there anything novel that can be done? ICT® tries to find out.