Infection Control - February 2017

Antimicrobial surfaces can support HAI prevention

The antimicrobials used for solid surfaces include copper and silver

2/28/2017


UV cleaning technology manufacturers discuss key issues

UV disinfection technology can supplement manual surface cleaning by killing persistent pathogens

2/27/2017


Maintaining hospital air isolation rooms

Room needs to be well sealed to prevent excess air leakage

2/24/2017


Legionella found in Washington hospital

Harrison Medical Center patient contracted Legionnaires' disease

2/23/2017


Cleaning strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infections

Enhanced disinfection techniques can decrease the spread of pathogens

2/13/2017


Experts say current cleaning techniques for flexible endoscopes insufficient

Careful visual inspection and cleaning verification tests are recommended

2/13/2017


New maintenance infection control standards released

The new standard incorporates improvements based on industry advances since the previous edition release in 2012

2/13/2017


Steps for effective outpatient facility cleaning

New facilities give environmental services new challenges

2/10/2017


Rare E. coli found in Los Angeles County patient

Incident marks a first for California

2/10/2017


Scabies outbreak reported at Ohio hospital

The disease was spread at Kettering partly by objects that were infested with itch mites

2/9/2017


Probe of dirty surgical tools at Detroit healthcare system reopened

Federal health authorities are again investigating dirty tools at the Detroit Medical Center

2/9/2017


UPMC mold report won't start new investigation

Health agencies have no plans to do any more investigating of the fatal mold outbreak at UPMC

2/8/2017


Report links UPMC bed linens filled with mold blamed to crisis

Hundreds of other healthcare facilities may be affected

2/6/2017


Following the new scope reprocessing guidelines

Any gaps in procedures could lead to infections

2/6/2017


California hospitals with high infection rates not inspected

California law requires hospitals to be inspected every three years

2/1/2017



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