Infection Control - November 2017

DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment

The surgical devices were discolored and may have been subjected to an overabundance of cleaning solution

11/17/2017


Getting the “Full View”: Four critical building automation system considerations for healthcare executives

The building automation system (BAS) is the primary backbone for energy savings in a hospital

11/14/2017


Vanderbilt University Medical Center deploying germ-killing robots

The medical center’s first inpatient area to utilize the germ-killing robots will be its burn center

11/10/2017


Curbing Clostridium difficile with patient hand hygiene

A new study has found that increasing the patient’s involvement in hand hygiene can positively impact whether they contract the infection

11/6/2017


Using light to disinfect mobile devices

A researcher at the University at Buffalo is using existing technology to create a device that uses light to kill germs on mobile devices

11/6/2017


Role of contaminated handheld electronic devices in infection transmission

One category of handheld devices exponentially increasing and predicted to continue increasing in healthcare, is mobile electronics

11/6/2017


Pediatricians urge patients to bring their own toys

Suggestion linked to controlling spread of germs in waiting rooms and exam rooms

11/3/2017


Band aid found in au jus at Colorado hospital cafeteria

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center officials said steps have been taken to ensure it does not happen again

11/2/2017


Strategies for whole-room disinfection

Efficiency is important with limited time and resources

11/2/2017


Hygiene, isolation protocols urged in pediatric office

Researchers recommend against having stuffed animals in the common areas as they are difficult to clean

11/2/2017


Mississippi hospital, nursing homes use emergency plans to respond to water alert

The hospital emergency department is working with health officials to watch for any signs of a disease outbreak

11/1/2017



FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.