Infection Control - February 2021

Case Study: Disinfecting Contaminated Cell Phones and Tablets

Ultraviolet-C light is an effective alternative to germicidal wipes for disinfecting devices

2/26/2021


Beware Casual Conversations and COVID-19: Study

Researchers say infections occurred likely due to not wearing a mask in social situations

2/25/2021


No Surface? No Touch: Technology Targets Infections

Touchless technology aims to enhance hygiene and minimize risk of infection

2/25/2021


Should We Introduce Good Microbes into a Facility?

Instead of killing all the bacteria, facilities could add good microbes into surfaces or the air

2/23/2021


Strategies and Tactics to Improve Hand Hygiene

Monitoring by itself doesn’t change behavior of healthcare workers

2/22/2021


Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

As pandemic wears on, Americans are washing their hands less often and for less time

2/18/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Checklist for Facility Managers

Executing a high distribution of the vaccine is possible with a solid plan

2/17/2021


Ice Machines Linked to Nosocomial Infections: Study

Dozens of machines frequently contaminated with gram-negative bacilli and Candida species

2/17/2021


Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Strike Hospitals: CDC

Outbreaks linked might be linked to reuse of personal protective equipment by staff

2/16/2021


Evidence Grows That Masks Essential in Battling COVID-19 Spread

Two studies take closer look at role of mask-wearing in preventing illness

2/16/2021


Strict Infection-Prevention Measures Stop Superbug Outbreak

Cleaning, disinfection, hand hygiene and other measures, contained outbreak within two months

2/11/2021


Researchers Test Wearable Device Targeting Handwashing

Technology must be further developed and tested to improve hand hygiene compliance

2/11/2021


NFL Scores with COVID-19 Measures

A closer look at key elements of program to minimize spread of coronavirus

2/8/2021


Clinics Ventilation Not Up to Standard: Study

Investigators looked at stand-alone clinics, ancillary clinics to hospital systems, clinics in retail pharmacies and urgent care centers

2/4/2021


Hospital Study Explores Benefits of Disinfectant Wipes

Cleaning time decreased by 12 minutes for discharges and 20 percent for daily cleaning

2/4/2021


COVID-19 Ramps Up Hazards in Healthcare

UV disinfection and masks can create issues for staff, occupants and visitors

2/3/2021


EPA OKs Antiviral Air Treatment for COVID-19

Product can be used in indoor spaces where social distancing is difficult, including food preparation areas in healthcare facilities

2/3/2021


Hand Hygiene Key in Controlling COVID-19

When staff focus on imminent patient care needs, hand hygiene compliance can slip

2/1/2021



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