Infection Control - September 2016

Healthcare facilities' hot water equipment scrutinized

Changes in a patient's length of stay can also contribute to the problem.

9/30/2016


Microfiber products may help prevent spread of MRSA

Study finds less than 0.25% chance of bacteria transferring from microfiber to people

9/29/2016


Hot water systems promote the growth of legionella pneumophila

New study calls for healthcare facilities to examine maintenance and operations

9/29/2016


Four ways to reduce healthcare-associated infections

Approximately 1 in 25 patients may encounter a dangerous infection while being treated in a healthcare facility every day

9/29/2016


Three Philadelphia heart patients among 20 in Pa. diagnosed with infection linked to heater-coolers

Heater-coolers heat or cool the blood of patients on a heart-lung bypass machine

9/27/2016


New study says heat exchangers can act as Legionella reservoirs

Healthcare facilities install heat exchangers to conserve energy

9/27/2016


Irish hospital called 'health hazard' leaving patients at high risk of infection

New report on Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar has revealed a lack of basic infection control measures

9/26/2016


Does your air measure up?

Universal Health Services sees 64 percent reduction in airborne pathogens

9/22/2016


Silver-based treatment reduces bacteria in hospital laundry

Treating patient textiles with ionic silver after washing can decrease contamination

9/20/2016


Study suggests bodily fluids can spread Zika

Tears, saliva, vomit, urine or stool may have the potential to transmit Zika

9/19/2016


Link found between antibacterial ingredients in dust and antibiotic resistance

Scientists find a link between antimicrobial substances like triclosan and levels of antibiotic resistant genes

9/19/2016


Unsanitary conditions found in N.J. pediatrician's exam room

Problems with storage and disposal of vaccines and biohazardous materials found

9/14/2016


Des Moines hospital issues warning to open-heart surgery patients after two infections

About 2,600 patients may be at risk for infections linked to a device used during surgery

9/13/2016


Michigan launches probe of dirty instruments at healthcare facility

Doctors have been complaining about dirty, broken and missing surgical instruments for years

9/12/2016


Healthcare facilities prepare for Zika by expanding care, partnerships

Hospitals open specialty clinics to learn about the virus

9/9/2016


Irish nursing home embraces hand hygiene

Interviews with new residents, staff include a session on hand-washing

9/9/2016


IPs' role in healthcare laundering practices

Too often, infection prevention professionals don't realize that improperly laundered healthcare linens can pose a risk

9/8/2016


ASC infection-control compliance needs a team approach

Ambulatory surgery centers often don't have a person dedicated to infection control

9/6/2016


Study shows coordinated effort can reduce CRE 75 percent

Johns Hopkins reports that regional coordination among hospitals helps reduce HAIs

9/2/2016



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