Infection Control - January 2018
Based on the latest data, the flu season may not have peaked yet
Hospitals are asking staff to work overtime, setting up triage tents, restricting visitors and canceling elective surgeries
Hospitals stocking more hand sanitizer and implementing stricter visitor policies
Court said manufacturer didn't properly disclose safety concerns
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention furloughed staff
Shift linked to increased focus on hospital infection control
Briefing on preparation for nuclear war postponed
Minnesota lawsuits that allege that the Bair Hugger forced-air warmer caused deep joint infections are dismissed
Hand hygiene is widely considered to be the most important intervention for preventing hospital-acquired infections
13 people have died of Legionnaires’ disease at Quincy healthcare facility
Proper waste disposal practices are a crucial part of a safe working environment
Portland Business Journal named Samaritan Albany General Hospital the least infected facility among 61 hospitals in the state for 2016
Residents, staff and visitors at the Veterans Home are getting bottled water
Regions of the United States have experienced outbreaks caused by bacteria and viruses in recent months
Study finds Legionella bacteria is percent in 84 precent of towers
Are healthcare facilities prepared for another outbreak?
The robots can destroy deadly pathogens and multi-drug resistant organisms
Repeat citations are common, fines are rare
Horse's box was parked in an ambulance bay and the horse rode the elevator up 13 floors
From July to October 2015, the infection control team identified a surge in cases of patients infected or colonized with OXA-48-PE or MRAB.
A series of failings have been uncovered at Northern Ireland's regional children's hospital
Despite repairs, facility issues were ongoing.
Findings suggest that the possibility of contagion activates the 'behavioral immune system'