Weekly Rounds: UV Lights Decrease CREs, Bug of the Month, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending April 15.

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.

UV Light Decontamination Technology With Manual Cleaning Decreases CREs in a Hospital Setting

With 60% of surgical site infections estimated to be preventable, IPs hold a key prevention role in patient safety.

The Bug of the Month: I’m a Dangerous World Traveler

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in health care facilities today.

Current Data are Not Conclusive That Masks are Required in Non-pandemic Settings

However, a large-scale randomized controlled trial in health care is needed.

The Role Infection Preventionists Play in Thwarting Surgical Site Infections

With 60% of surgical site infections estimated to be preventable, IPs hold a key prevention role in patient safety.

HVAC Systems Prove Sufficient to Reduce Viral Pathogen Transmission Within a Hospital

Live attenuated influenza vaccine particles were released into a closed room to measure how many particles would get through the HVAC system.