Weekly Rounds: Reducing C difficile, Hot Topics in IPC, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending November 18, 2022.

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.

Reducing C difficile Transmission by Drafting the ED and EMS

Most often the first place a patient enters a hospital is through the emergency department and sometimes by emergency medical services. Where else to better stop Clostridioides difficile from coming into the hospital than at the entrance?

Hot Topics in IPC: Health Care Associated-Infections, COVID-19, Ebola, Dengue

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, covers updates on health care associated-infections, masking at schools, and Ebola in Uganda and Dengue in Arizona. Read on for all the details.

Potential Core Inhibitors in Hepatitis B Virus Presented at the AASLD, The Liver Meeting

While treatments are available for hepatitis B virus, no long-term cure has been developed. Progress so far indicates that this core inhibitor candidate is potentially ready for clinical studies.

Spikevax Booster’s Efficacy Falling Behind Omicron-Targeting Booster Candidates

No new safety concerns with this COVID-19 vaccine were reported.

IP in Dubai Speaks About APIC’s Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization Conference

Hebah Ibrahim Al Zamel, MSN, CIC, CPHQ, currently living in Dubai discusses becoming a member of the APIC CDS Education Committee and what infection prevention is like in Dubai.