Weekly Rounds: SPD Staffing Crisis, Inside Track: Hand Hygiene, and More


Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending April 30, 2023.

Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today.

Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today.

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.

Hospital Safety Climate and Organizational Characteristics Predict HAIs and Occupational Health Outcomes According to Study

Findings provide the first published evidence of the relationship between standard precaution adherence and the safety of health care workers and patients.

Read more about hospital safety and how it is related to how many HAIs a hospital has.

Preventing Increases in HAIs and Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A study published in AJIC describes how one health care system implanted an initiative by their IPs to prevent the health care-acquired infections when COVID-19 loomed over their work.

Read more about preventing burnout during HAIs

Inside Track With Infection Control Today: Hand Hygiene

Welcome to the Inside Track with Infection Control Today video series, an ongoing series of informational and how-to videos on infection control and prevention topics. This video is about hand washing (soap and water) and hand rubbing (alcohol-based hand rub).

Watch the first Inside Track with Infection Control Today on Hand Hygiene

Carbapenem-Resistant Infections: How Do Genetic Elements Affect Transmission?

In the infections the investigators examined, about 60% of the bacteria that cause these infections did have a carbapenemase gene. Did they find a mortality difference in those infections which did and didn’t?

Watch this video on Carbapenem-Resistant Infections.

Curing the Sterile Processing Department Staffing Crisis

What are the issues if sterile processing departments (SPDs) can't hire more qualified personnel?

read more about sterile processing department staffing shortages

Hot Topics in IPC: STI Antibiotic Plans, Marburg, COVID-19, and Medicine's Rat Problem

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, gives the latest on COVID-19, Marburg Virus Disease, and a 1-hit STI antibiotic plan.


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