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