Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today

April 16, 2021
Infection Control Today® Editorial Staff

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending April 17.

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.

Face Shields Called Flawed Protection Against Pathogens

Surgical masks offer better protection against aerosolized particles than face shields or even better than face shields and surgical masks used together, study finds.

APIC Answers CDC’s Call to Take on Racism in Health Care

“APIC will be focused on conducting research on how health equity and health disparities should be addressed in the field of infection prevention and control including designing interventions…”

If COVID Could Talk … But It Does, at the Cellular Level

Joachim L. Schultze, MD: “We decided that the knowledge that we have in immunology, as well as in genomics and single-cell technology, should be used to understand this new disease.”

Infection Control Certification: What Are You Waiting For?

Stand with the 7000 other infection preventionists who decided it’s important to be certified. It isn’t easy, but the satisfaction of this achievement far outweighs the preparation needed to pass.

Hot Water Might Disinfect Sinks Better Than Chlorine

Emilie Bédard, PhD: “We worked in collaboration with infection prevention, environmental services…. We had a multi-disciplinary team to make sure that we would look at all aspects of this approach.”