Infection Control - November 2017

Study: C. diff mostly found in floor corners after disinfection

Study identifies sites where spores persist

11/30/2017


Door alarms can limit OR foot traffic

Excessive foot traffic can send contaminates into the sterile field

11/27/2017


Va hospital cancels elective surgeries after particles found on equipment

Inova Fairfax Hospital found sandlike particles on sterilized surgical trays and instruments

11/21/2017


Ottawa Hospital plans new unit for preemies

The renovations and expansion will provide more space, which will allow for single rooms

11/21/2017


Study finds copper surfaces in fitness and healthcare facilities reduce bacteria

Inova Fairfax Hospital found sandlike particles on sterilized surgical trays and instruments

11/21/2017


Study: US hospitals' HAI risk down 22 percent

Results suggest that national efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections are succeeding

11/21/2017


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



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