Infection Control

CMS requirement addresses Legionnaires' Disease control in longterm care facilities

Nineteen percent of all Legionnaires' disease outbreaks are longterm-care-related

10/16/2017


CDC offers advice on controlling spread of superbug fungus

The multidrug-resistant yeast is transmitted in healthcare settings

10/13/2017


Environmental service workers called unsung heroes of healthcare

Proper cleaning of surfaces is key to infection control

10/11/2017


Study looks at potential infection spread from floor to hands

Analysis of 318 floor samples revealed floor contamination was common, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/9/2017


Best practices for laundering of healthcare textiles

Proper laundering and handling are key to maintaining hygienically-clean healthcare fabrics

10/9/2017


Despite known best practices, hospital cybersecurity programs still lacking

Tradeoffs with data accessibility and portability make it almost impossible fully protect against attacks

10/5/2017


Terminal cleaning best practices evolve

High-tech tools have armed facilities with new weapons to kill pathogens

10/3/2017


D.C. hospital's sewage leaks seldom result in major penalties

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is under investigation by the D.C. health department for recent sewage leaks

10/2/2017


Compatibility and infection control: Balancing cleaning demands with chemical profiles

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is under investigation by the D.C. health department for recent sewage leaks

10/2/2017


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


Guidance issued for emerging fungal threat

An increasing number of cases has affected 55 hospitals so far in the U.K.

8/30/2017


Study: Wipes more effective against C. difficile

Researchers from the Netherlands find wipes are better than sprays

8/29/2017


Hospital criticized for fox extermination plan

U.K. hospital maternity unit has contacted pest control to remove foxes near building

8/25/2017


Patient given bloody wheelchair at N.Y. hospital

St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh is investigating the incident

8/24/2017


Study says cleaning dirty sponges strengthens worst bacteria

Microwaving a sponge only kills the weak bacteria

8/17/2017



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