Infection Control - July 2017

Jury orders Olympus to pay hospital $6.6 million but rejects claims scopes are unsafe

Hospital must pay $1 million to deceased patient’s family

7/31/2017


Healthcare laundries evolve to deal with emerging issues

Laundries competing in healthcare will need to be more professional in their operations

7/27/2017


Black mold abatement underway at California hospital

Palm Drive Health Care District to pay for remodeling costs of Sonoma West Medical Center

7/26/2017


Glasgow hospital lauded for hygiene turnaround

Previous inspections at Hairmyres Hospital found issues

7/25/2017


Better cleaning and fewer antibiotics are cutting C. diff rates

Many healthcare facilities implemented stricter cleaning and infection control protocols

7/25/2017


Stanford Hospital union issues a cautionary tale

Workers claimed that healthcare system had high rates of healthcare-associated infections due to inadequate staffing and training

7/21/2017


Infection rates key in Stanford Hospital, union conflict

SEIU says hospital's poor infection control practices jeopardize safety

7/18/2017


Study says bacteria adhesion does not depend on contact area size

Despite their spherical shape, the bacteria cannot be described as hard spheres when they interact with a surface

7/18/2017


Healing from under your feet

How resilient flooring is helping fight hospital-associated infections

7/17/2017


Hand and surface cleanliness support prevention of cross contamination

Frequently touched surfaces can collect infectious pathogens

7/17/2017


HAI reduction program developed to support environmental services

Hospital improves infection control by educating housekeeping

7/14/2017


Self-cleaning touch points can support infection control

Powered by light, the self-cleaning surface use mineral nanocrystals to create an oxidation reaction

7/14/2017


New hospital hit by mold

Mold was found in a ward of the new Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong

7/13/2017


Healthcare facility design can impact infection control

Environmental services should participate in the design process

7/13/2017


Surface touch frequency & hand hygiene in the patient zone

A closer look at surface contamination and compliance rates

7/12/2017


Study says recurring C. diff infections up 189% from 2001 to 2012

Findings indicate multiple recurring C. diff infections place an increased burden on healthcare system

7/12/2017


Heater-cooler contamination found to be more common than previously believed

Devices have been linked to a number of infections

7/11/2017


Study says that understanding how microbes interact with hospital surfaces is key to infection control

Previously, few studies focused on the hospital room microbiome and whether the data might affect room cleaning

7/10/2017


Study says even clean hands can transmit MRSA in the NICU

Hospitals urged to not rely on hand hygiene alone for protecting patients

7/10/2017


Better cleaning contributes to fall in C. diff rates

Healthcare facilities are adopting stricter cleaning standards

7/7/2017


Best surface cleaning options depends on many factors

Whole-room disinfection robots may be part of best practices for outpatient facility

7/6/2017


Canadian hospitals may have exposed 1,307 patients to hepatitis B and C

Some diabetic patients were potentially exposed during individual insulin training sessions

7/6/2017


Cutting infection risk in high-traffic areas

Public spaces contain her own infection-risk issues

7/6/2017



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