Infection Control - June 2017

The truth about disinfectant contact time

More providers are moving closer to potential patients


Study says healthcare facilities need pet therapy guidelines to limit infection

Without proper policies, pet associated infection risks may outweigh any benefits


Patients at Md. medical center may be infected by improperly cleaned equipment

A piece of the endoscopy equipment had a defect that may have prevented it from being properly disinfected


Adding a UV disinfection system to a healthcare cleaning routine

There are specific steps to creative an effective system


U.S. Airmen may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis due to contaminated scopes

135 patients were treated with improperly sterilized endoscopes at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar


Study finds airborne pathogens live for 45 minutes

Queensland researchers have developed technique to study how some pathogens can spread


Widow sues Olympus over scope-related superbug outbreak

Case is the first to go to trial in the U.S. stemming from a series of superbug outbreaks


Tailored veterans home infection control cuts MRSA

Program led to a 64 percent reduction during first year


Louisiana VA hospital cited for improper cleaning

OIG investigated the hospital's compounding pharmacy


C. auris cases now number 156

The CDC raised case count from 122


Two Legionnaires' case linked to hot tub at Florida senior facility

A third individual who showed signs of Legionnaires' disease later died, but his tests for the disease were negative


Hospital floors are critical areas when it comes to cleaning

In rooms with a C. diff patient, floors were more likely to be contaminated with any of the three pathogens


Deadly bacteria found in 37 percent of tested heater-cooler devices

CDC recommends hospitals notify patients who have had open-heart surgery in the last five years


Study: Copper-impregnated surface has 80 percent reduction of contamination

The study examined the amount of microbial contamination on overbed tables


Exam room cleaning is crucial

Nosocomial infections can occur at a doctor’s exam room


Scope cleaning and sterilization processes leave instruments contaminated

Study finds sterilization process leaves instruments contaminated with debris, residue and bacteria


APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene

Providence Health & Services Alaska as the winner of its seventh annual competition announced


Interior design choices can support infection prevention

Style must be balanced with ease of cleaning


Antiseptic manufacturers help make sense of FDA rules

The American Cleaning Institute will help infection control experts understand the pending Food and Drug Administration decision


Study says removing sinks from ICU cuts bacterial colonization

'Water-free' patient care can reduce the number of ICU patients colonized with gram-negative bacteria


Whitepaper offers guidance on choosing the right disinfectant

"Researching the Right Disinfectant for Your Facility: Without Damaging Instruments or Surfaces" available on Infection Control Today website


Calif. hospital closes surgical unit after mold is found in sink

Healthcare facility has no way to sterilize equipment


CMS says healthcare facilities must develop water management policies to prevent Legionnaires'

CMS surveyors will review facilities' water management implementation policies, procedures and reports


Two infants develop Legionnaires' following water births

Two infants delivered in Arizona were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in early 2016


Bacterial outbreak in NICU linked to contaminated tap water

An investigation were associated with absence of point-of-use filters on faucets


Study examines disinfectants effect on C. diff

Researchers compare effectiveness of four products


Too many Legionnaires' cases start in healthcare facilities, CDC says

After hotels, long-term care facilities and hospitals are the most common types of buildings associated with Legionnaires


Focusing on surface contact in hand hygiene

The fifth moment of The World Health Organization's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene is the most overlooked


Infection control in longterm care facilities

A proposed rule would make major changes to improve the care and safety in longterm care facilities or nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs


Creating a superior washroom experience

Washrooms play a critical role in driving a positive perception of healthcare facilities


Cool water as effective as hot for hand washing

New study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria


Yearlong survey tracks bacterial diversity in new hospital

Study focuses on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces


Healthcare facilities review plans in response to Congo Ebola outbreak

Experts say healthcare providers should review their Ebola response plans now to avoid repeating past mistakes


Hospital cleaning budget cuts blamed for superbug outbreak

The hospital has been forced to dramatically increase its cleaning budget



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