Infection Control - November 2021

Preventing Bacteria in Ice, Water and Beverage Equipment

Water management and safety plans are just one step to prevent bacteria outbreaks ice machines, drinking fountains, and beverage dispensers


Hospitals Nationwide Struggle as COVID-19 Cases Continue

In Minnesota, skilled-nursing facility will serve as an alternative care site to relieve hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases


Are We Cleaning and Disinfecting Surfaces the Right Way?

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean and disinfected facilities


Strategies for Fighting Legionnaires’ in Healthcare Facilities

Most medical facility accreditation agencies require a Legionella risk management plan


CMS Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Healthcare Workers

Requirements will apply to approximately 76,000 providers and cover more than 17 million healthcare workers nationwide


Why is Legionella Commonly Found in Hospitals?

Patients with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to Legionella, so it’s critical that managers implement steps to prevent bacteria growth


Resource Targets Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care

First-of-its-kind infection prevention resource gives long-term care facilities tools to battle COVID-19 and other infections


OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Emergency Standard

OSHA announced an emergency temporary standard to protect unvaccinated workers from the spread of COVID-19


Medical Facility Failed To Protect Workers from COVID-19: OSHA

Inspection at rehabilitation and post-acute care facility found healthcare facility did not comply with federal respiratory protection requirements


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply



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