Infection Control - June 2016

Gloves shown to transfer bacteria between surfaces

Study suggests gloves play role in transferring bugs

6/30/2016


Preventing spread of common superbugs

Interventions can reduce the overall incidence of HAIs

6/30/2016


Infection control credited for curbing MERS in dialysis unit

Surveillance and isolation interventions were conducted in a dialysis unit in Seoul

6/29/2016


Pasadena hospital deals with infection crisis

Three patients who died last year were infected with the bacteria after having procedures involving endoscopes

6/29/2016


Infographic explores touchscreen hygiene in healthcare facilities

With everything from x-ray screens to ultrasound touchscreens to bedside portals, more screens pose more risk of spreading infection

6/29/2016


Pictures of bacteria increases hand-washing compliance

Staff members were shown pictures of bacterial colonies similar to those found on their skin

6/28/2016


Healthcare facility mobile phone use may pose infection risk

Mobile phones can spread germs if hospital staff don't wash their hands after using them

6/27/2016


N.Y. healthcare facility restricts water use over Legionnaires' threat

Jamesville nursing home is not allowing residents to drink tap water

6/27/2016


Infection scare forces hospital to cancel almost 200 operations

Air filtration system, operating rooms are sanitized

6/24/2016


Environmental services strategies for common superbugs

New materials can help improve patient care

6/23/2016


Hand-hygiene video tracks healthcare workers' hands

Video tracks all of the people and surfaces healthcare personnel touch in one day

6/23/2016


'Ick factor' shown to boost hand-hygiene compliance

Visual cues will get healthcare workers to clean their hands more often

6/22/2016


Germ-zapping robots boost OR infection control

Study shows 46 percent decrease in surgical-site infections after a Massachusetts hospital used disinfecting robots in its operating rooms

6/22/2016


Two new Elizabethkingia cases found in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services says number of confirmed infections in the state is now 63

6/22/2016



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