Weekly Rounds with Infection Control Today: COVID Ebbs, Holiday Testing, Sharps Safety

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending November 12.

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.

From Pandemic to Endemic: Post-COVID-19 Era Might Have Already Arrived

All signs point to finally throwing off the dictatorship of the little spiky ball.

Consider COVID-19 Testing Before Holiday Gatherings

No agreed-upon definition exists that spells out exactly which symptoms trigger the need for a test. One expert says that if a get-together includes, for example, someone with Stage 4 cancer, it would be appropriate for all attendees to test beforehand.

How to Keep Sharps Safety a Cut Above

No health care worker is immune from the dangers of handling sharps. Physicians hold a rate just under that of nurses, mostly related to use of scalpels, but are less likely to report these injuries.

Not Blinded by the Light: Assessing ATP’s Disinfection Potential

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence needs technological enhancement if it’s to reach its full potential as a disinfection tool, says a study.

Infection Prevention Post-Pandemic: What To Keep? What To Stop?

What does the post-COVID-19 future look like for infection preventonists? Great strides in infection prevention have been made because of the COVID-19 response, but look for them to be modified moving forward.