Infection Control - June 2018

Inspection reveals unsanitary conditions at Memphis VA

Soiled furniture and dirty air ducts where food is prepared were found


Water tank reports at many NYC hospitals show serious issues

Rust, muck and pigeons cited at facilities


Fewer hospitals report zero infections

More than 30 percent of hospitals reported no MRSA infections in 2016, compared with about 15 percent in 2017


Chattanooga healthcare facilities ready for Ebola possibility

Staying abreast of what's happening in the world to know what could potentially come into the hospital is key


Investigation finds bone, blood, bugs on Colorado hospital surgical tools

Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital investigated after alleged sterilization breach


Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated


Pediatric flu death toll highest in nearly a decade

Flu killed 172 children between October and May


Don't overdo medical waste disposal at healthcare facilities

If staff knows what medical waste actually is, a skilled nursing facility can save time and money


UC San Diego hospital cited for dirty surgical equipment

'Immediate jeopardy' declared at UC San Diego’s Hillcrest campus


Study says asymptomatic C. diff. carriers key source of HAIs

About 19 percent of healthcare-related Clostridium difficile cases at a VA facility were linked to asymptomatic C. diff carriers


Physicians say Mississippi children's hospital has 'pervasive mold and cockroaches'

Exit of 30 physicians from Batson Children's Hospital has sparked litigation, accusations


Long-term care facilities need consistent, effective cleaning processes

Properly cleaning and disinfecting resident rooms and common areas can help reduce disease transmission


Two Kentucky hospitals had more MRSA infections than almost all others in the U.S.

The University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and Norton Healthcare in Louisville each had 40 MRSA bloodstream infections between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017


Hand-washing technology can reduce germs in healthcare restrooms

Healthcare establishments (hospitals, clinics, and doctors' and dentists' offices) cause 41 percent of Americans to have the highest level of germ concerns tied to hand washing


What should LTC facilities do after triclosan hand soaps banned?

On Dec. 20, manufacturers can no longer manufacture and distribute triclosan antibacterial handwashes for the healthcare market


Visitor says she was bitten by bedbugs at Columbus hospital

Woman claims she was bitten as she waited for her friend to recover from surgery


FDA issues update on agency’s response to Ebola outbreak

FDA using global networks to support international response efforts


Namibian healthcare 'spotless' after national cleanup

Roads, schools, clinics, hospitals and open-spaces at villages, towns and cities were spruced up in the campaign


U.S. hospitals monitoring Ebola situation in Africa

An outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to a reported 58 cases and 27 deaths


Patient in Washington diagnosed with Legionnaires while receiving treatment at UWMC

The patient is on a cancer unit in the University of Washington Medical Center


Study finds sharps containers do not contribute to C. diff spread

The study was published in the American Journal of Infection Control.


CDC issues update on Ebola outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises healthcare providers in the U.S. to continue to get travel history from patients


Green roofs attract more than good feelings and LEED points

There are a number of ways to keep pests to a minimum


Antimicrobial copper gaining popularity in healthcare facilities

The copper continuously kill 99.9% of infectious bacteria



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