Infection Control - March 2019

Hospital cockroaches may be mechanical vectors for MRSA

Cockroaches can transmit human pathogens in healthcare facilities

3/29/2019


Acute care facility cuts infection rates with disposable microfiber mops

A good information security plan can be affordable

3/29/2019



CDC: Congo's Ebola outbreak could last a year

The majority of hospital, K-12 and higher ed campuses have security cameras

3/27/2019


WHO says Ebola area contained in Congo

Country still needs long-term support

3/25/2019


Study looks at subsidies for infection control

Researchers found that a dollar-for-dollar matching subsidy was the most effective

3/22/2019


Legionella bacteria at Brooklyn hospital shuts off showers for 4 months

The bacteria was found in certain inpatient units during routine water safety testing

3/22/2019


Beleaguered Glasgow hospital needs more staff to meet hygiene standards

Some areas could not be cleaned properly because they are awaiting repair work

3/21/2019


Helicopters blew pigeon droppings into wards at Glasgow hospital

Droppings were also found in the ventilation system connected to wards

3/20/2019



Laundry operations need to balance caregiving, cleanliness, costs

Choosing equipment depends on a variety of factors

3/19/2019


Probe finds cleanliness issues at Glasgow hospital hit with bird issues

Inspectors find gurneys contaminated with blood, and dust on ventilation panels

3/19/2019


Congo Ebola total more than 900

Seven new cases were recently recorded and 223 suspected cases are still under investigation

3/18/2019


New technique detects whether a surface is truly clean

The automatic biological contamination detection method can be used in healthcare to ensure the cleanliness of facilities during norovirus outbreaks or flu season or that surgical tools are sterile before an operation.

3/15/2019


Healthcare facilities still struggle with infection control

Progress has stalled after infections dropped an average of about 17 percent per year from 2005 to 2013

3/13/2019


11 Wanaque facility deaths due to more than poor hygiene, report says

Doctor admitted that he was barely aware of the crisis

3/11/2019


Ebola spreading in Congo via healthcare facilities

Investigators found that patients recently visited a health clinic for treatment for some other disease

3/8/2019


Study finds inaccuracy, inconvenience hinders electronic hand-hygiene monitoring

Studied system was based on radio frequency transmitters in patient areas

3/7/2019


C. diff study tests different cleaning approach

Since the C. diff spores are so environmental hardy, cleaning and disinfecting is particularly challenging

3/5/2019


Better workflow can improve surgical center sterile processing

'Process-driven' design and planning can help reduce risks

3/1/2019



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