Weekly Rounds: The Best Disinfectant Wipe for Facilities, Minimum Staffing Requirements, and More

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

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.

CMS Proposed Minimum Staffing Requirements Could Cost $10B Annually

Adding staff is not the cure-all the CMS hopes it is. Higher wages and better government financial assistance would help, but fixing the system is not going to be easy.

How to Choose the Best Disinfectant Wipe for a Facility

Standardizing disinfectant wipes across multiple facilities requires comparing active ingredients, kill claims, and dwell times.

Leading with Heart: Kindness in Infection Control

With stress and burnout from staff shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic, infection prevention auditors need to remember kindness and compassion.

The 2022 Health Watch USA Conference Will Examine Frontline Work Safety During COVID-19

The 16th annual conference will highlight speakers from around the globe, offer continuing education credits, and will be held as a webinar on September 14, 2022.

What’s in Your Hospital’s Kitchen? The Basics of Food Service Hygiene

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by breaking the chain of infection and eliminating elements of the kitchen from becoming reservoirs for pathogens to flourish.