Infection Control - July 2018

South Bronx hospital installs anti-microbial cooling towers technology to fight Legionnaires

Deadly bacteria can proliferates in water systems like cooling towers


Protecting cities from Legionnaires Disease

South Bronx hospital adopts new anti-microbial cooling tower technology to stave off Legionnaires Disease and other biological health threats.


Ebola outbreak in DRC ends

WHO calls for international efforts to stop other outbreaks


Legionnaires' outbreak at Minn. senior healthcare facility sickens two

Health officials seeking source of infection


Clean, safe linens crucial for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities use accredited services to provide clean linen


USP overhauls nonsterile compounding rules

What healthcare and pharmacy executives need to know — and do — before July 31, 2018


Patients at more risk for C. diff at moderately full healthcare facilities

Study recommends reviewing protocols that might change based on occupancy


Johns Hopkins evacuated due to possible TB exposure

A small amount of the tuberculosis bacteria may have been released while being transported


Environmental decontamination key to infection control

Surfaces that are clean and adequately disinfected are also a legal requirement


Trump rule could stop public reporting of hospital infections

Under the new rule, the CMS Hospital Compare website won't show the infections or safety measures


Fighting environmental infection in long-term care facilities

Thorough facility-wide cleaning and disinfection is often the first line of defense


Check out this special supplement to Healthcare Facilities Today

Supplement includes stories on energy efficiency, lighting and infection control


C. diff. cases fall 36 percent in Canada's hospitals

Improvements in infection-control measures, such as frequent hand-washing and more frequent, intense cleaning of hospital facilities in the last decade may have contributed


Hand-washing monitor can help reduce hospital infections

Healthcare workers wear a badge that shows different lights that can let them know if their hands are properly sanitized


Is liquid soap safer than a bar?

The answer is no, according to a Q&A on The New York Times website



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