Weekly Rounds: Why Are US Citizens' Health Declining, and AORN Conference Highlights

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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending April 9, 2023.

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.

Join Us in Celebrating International Infection Preventionist Day!

International Infection Preventionist Day is a time to recognize the critical work of infection preventionists and to raise awareness about the importance of infection prevention in protecting public health.

Infants Benefit from RSV Vaccine When Administered to Mothers During Pregnancy

In a recent study, vaccination administered during pregnancy was effective against severe lower respiratory tract illness associated with respiratory syncytial virus in infants.


Testing Temperature-Controlled Air Flow in Operating Rooms

Since The Netherlands has the most rigorous standards for operating room air quality in the world, it was the perfect place to test if the air quality concept created by Maximuse fulfilled the governmental requirement. These results were presented the 2023 AORN conference.

Examining the Emergency Preparedness in Ambulatory Health Care

One focus of the 2023 Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) 2023 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, was ambulatory health care, and ICT spoke to presenters on the importance of emergency preparedness drills.

The Health of US Citizens Is Declining—But Why?

The decline in the overall health of United States citizens has been blamed on good public health strategies, but the data doesn't support that idea. So, what does the data show? ICT examines what studies show.