Infection Control - September 2017

Where healthcare laundry and infection prevention meet

A healthcare facility infection preventionist must navigate the intersection where healthcare laundry and infection prevention come together

9/26/2017


New Orleans hospital patient infections linked to contaminated heater-cooler

Twelve patients at Children's Hospital in New Orleans contract rare SSI

9/25/2017


Montana hospital water tests positive for legionella

The test was prompted after a patient tested positive for the bacteria

9/22/2017


Study says separating septic, aseptic operating areas unnecessary

No relevant differences were seen microbial concentration in the environmental air between septic and aseptic procedures

9/20/2017


Bacteria stays on scrubs even with antibacterial fabrics

New research shows hospital scrubs can easily be contaminated

9/20/2017


Harvey floodwaters carry high levels of E coli, toxins

Precautions needed when returning to flooded buildings, public health experts said

9/18/2017


Specific environmental strategies needed in infection control

World Health Organization offers first-ever priority pathogens list

9/13/2017


Microbicidal paint used in George healthcare facility oncology unit

The microbicidal properties were attractive given the compromised immune system of the patient population

9/13/2017


Germicidal technologies reduce hospital airborne pathogens

UV-C technologies can contribute to strategies for reducing HAIs and ARMs without adding to their resistance to medicinal treatments

9/5/2017



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