Weekly Rounds: Navigating AAMI ST91, Updates on HICPAC, and More

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Infection Control TodayInfection Control Today, January/February 2024 (Vol. 28 No. 1)
Volume 28
Issue 1

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending January 28, 2024.

Weekly Rounds ending January 28, 2024

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.

Navigating AAMI ST91: Enhancing Patient Safety in Endoscope Processing

AAMI's ST91 standard for endoscope processing covers design, cleaning, personnel, decontamination, storage, transport, quality control, repair, new product evaluation, and more.

read more about AAMI ST91

CDC Sends Back Proposals to HICPAC on Pathogen Spread in Health Care for Revision

CDC sends pathogen spread proposals for revision, raising concerns about potential harm and emphasizing the need for reevaluation.

read more about how CDC sends back proposals to HICPAC on Pathogen Spread in health Care for Revision

Discontinuing Contact Precautions for Pediatric Patients With MRSA: A 4-Year Retrospective Analysis and Implications for Infection Control

Pediatric health system discontinues MRSA contact precautions with sustained infection control success, supporting broader consideration while emphasizing horizontal prevention measures' importance.

read more about discontinuing contact precautions for pediatric patients with MRSA

Bug of the Month: I'm Preventable, but I'm Resurging
Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in health care facilities today.

read more about bug of the month for January and February 2024

Empowering Emergency Disaster Coordinators: APIC's Guide to Infection Prevention in Shelters Amid Disasters

Due to the increasing frequency of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires, people living in temporary shelters have a higher risk of infection. To address the situation, APIC has created a guide for infection preventionists.

read more infection prevention in temporary shelters during natural disasters from APIC
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