Infection Control - October 2019

D.C.'s St. Elizabeths Hospital gets clean water after 28 days

On September 26, a routine water test showed pseudomonas and legionella bacteria in the water supply


Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville reports case of Legionnaires' disease

Mayo is conducting water testing and efforts are underway to reduce the potential for exposure


Research: Washing hands best way to stop E. coli

New research confirms that failing to wash hands is behind much of the spread of the superbug


Va. hospital using UV lights in NICU to prevent infections

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is using a UV light box to disinfect germ-infested items


Department of Defense explores AI-enabled infection control

The technology examines vital signs and other biomarkers to predict the likelihood of infection


Sweden Ebola scare shows preparedness is vital

Incident a reminder to healthcare facilities to conduct an internal audit to evaluate training and process mapping


D.C. hospital goes 4 weeks without running water after failed bacteria treatment

The psychiatric hospital shut off its water Sept. 26


Legionella found at Las Vegas psychiatric hospital

Water was turned off after bacteria was detected


Mich. healthcare facility still has Legionella in water

The water-use restrictions remain in place and another round of testing is planned


Before flu season is a good time to review infection control procedures

When it comes to treating contagious and easily transmissible diseases healthcare providers are the first line of defense


Swedish hospital reports patient showing signs of Ebola

The hospital has launched an investigation and isolated patient


Flies a problem again in N.H. VA operating rooms

The Manchester (N.H.) VA Medical Center says three operating rooms have been closed out of an abundance of caution


DC hospital goes three week without running water

Contractors flushed the hospital's water system with chlorine


C. auris outbreak spreads in nine Calif. healthcare facilities

A single introduction at a healthcare facility in southern California led to more than 180 colonized patients


Patient at Michigan hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires'

Beaumont Hospital is providing bottled water and continues water testing


Michigan State University finds Legionella in diagnostic lab

Levels of Legionella bacteria were detected in a cooling tower at the university’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


3 infants dead after bacterial infection at Pa. hospital

The hospital said all of the babies had been born prematurely


Pseudomonas and legionella bacteria found in D.C. hospital water

Hospital expected to be without potable water for at least a week


Dogs a new tool against C. diff.

Dogs are being used to sniff out the bug


California hospital resumes elective surgeries after mold issues

Mold was discovered in a room used to sterilize surgical equipment


Norovirus outbreak highlights infection control challenges

Researchers stress importance of strict infection control measures


Los Angeles hospital halts surgeries because of mold

Hospital will be unable to perform surgery and many other medical procedures for an estimated two weeks


Infographic: Controlling HAIs

CDC's recent report on HAIs emphasizes the need to “develop a new normal” when the rate HAIs is limited and unusual


Infection control issues seen at ambulatory surgery centers

After an OIG report, 77 percent of ambulatory surgery centers had at least one violation, and 25 percent of them had serious deficiencies



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