Weekly Rounds: Medical VR Training, Environmental Hygiene, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending October 21.

Here are 5 highlights from Infection Control®'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.

Showing Is Not Doing: Using Virtual Reality to Train Medical Professionals

Virtual reality training is the next step in coaching proper hand hygiene and other medical techniques. Learn the details in an interview about VR and the Clean Hospital Day Conference.

Host-Protein Scores Could Reduce Error of Physicians’ Diagnosis of Fever Etiology 2-Fold

A recent study demonstrates a tool to help physicians better diagnose the cause of fevers in children.

Parneix Discusses France's Fight Against COVID-19, Monkeypox, and Influenza in France

Pierre Parneix, MD, speaks with Infection Control Today® on his work as the president of the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, his work with the Clean Hospitals, and his outlook on France’s fight against infectious disease in the near future.

Hot Topics in Infection Prevention: COVID-19, Ebola Outbreak, and Ocular and Needlestick Monkeypox

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, covers updates on COVID-19 in frontline workers, an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, and ocular and needlestick monkeypox.

Attempting to Standardize Environmental Hygiene Throughout the World

Environmental hygiene issues are rampant throughout every country in the world. From not enough resources to too few personnel, hospitals face difficulties that put patients at risk.