Weekly Rounds: A Sepsis Review, LTC Staff Staying or Going? and More


Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending September 9.

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.

Sepsis: A Review for Infection Prevention Professionals

CDC’s Medical Advisor for the Healthcare Safety Network, Raymund Dantes, MD, MPH, reviews sepsis and what infection preventionists, epidemiologists, and other health care workers need to know.

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Boots on the ground, or These Boots Are Made for Walking? Some LTC Staff Choose the Latter

Long-term care facilities were once normally happier places, but COVID-19 changed the individuals working and living there. PPEs, testing, overwork, underpayment, and too many isolations have chased health care workers away and forced the facilities' population to plummet. Can anything be done?

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Preventing Health Care-Associated Infections: A CDC and FDA Workshop

The workshop included members of the public, academics, and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss development of new medicines for preventing HAIs and antibiotic resistance.

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No Catheter. No CAUTI: Urine Management with External Catheters

Prolonged catheter use is the number 1 risk factor for developing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). External urine collection devices are an alternative to indwelling catheters for managing urinary incontinence.

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Fractured Trust: Learning Lessons from COVID-19 to Prevent Monkeypox

How much information should the public have about infectious diseases? Can the public handle the truth? If the correct information is not given out, will the public believe the medical leaders when another serious disease threatens the public’s health? Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, continues her discussion with ICT.

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