Infection Control - August 2016

Cell phone germs a concern at healthcare facilities

A study found traces of the flu, respiratory infections, and the norovirus on 38.5% of 114 healthcare workers' phones that were tested

8/31/2016


Key considerations when choosing hand-hygiene products

With little guidance, finding the right product can be daunting

8/31/2016


Controlling C. diff in post-acute care facilities

Video outlines ways healthcare providers can improve the prevention and management of C. difficile

8/24/2016


UV and HP technologies aid infection control

Manufacturers upgrade their systems to meet specialized needs

8/24/2016


UV lamps can help sterilize computer keyboards

Study says ultraviolet lights over computer mice and keyboards reduces bacteria 99 percent

8/23/2016


Colorado Springs cited for not properly cleaning ultrasound probes

Workers at Memorial Hospital failed to properly disinfect vaginal ultrasound probes for years

8/23/2016


NIH closes pharmacy due to sterility issues

Facility was located at hospital that largely treats patients entered in clinical studies

8/17/2016


Ensuring flexible endoscopes are clean

Article offers reprocessing recommendations

8/16/2016


Maryland NICU closed due to potentially fatal bacteria in water pipes

The neonatal intensive care unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly was temporarily shut down after the discovery of potentially deadly bacteria

8/12/2016


Mississippi hospital stresses cleaning for infection control

Oktibbeha County Hospital take several precautions to make sure all surfaces are clean as part of the facility's infection control efforts

8/9/2016


Olympus reportedly told U.S. managers not to issue a warning about contaminated scopes

Internal e-mails suggest that Olympus officials based in Japan attempted to hide news of a potential outbreak from U.S.

8/2/2016



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