Infection Control - August 2021

10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities

8/30/2021


Patients Were Largest Source of Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: Study

Study provides previously unprecedented detail on the way infections might spread in hospitals

8/27/2021


Study Seeks Strategies To Reduce Spread of MDROs

Variety of interventions tested to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and nursing homes

8/27/2021


U.S. To Mandate Vaccinations for Nursing Home Employees

Move would impact about 15,000 nursing homes, which employ more than 1.3 million people

8/23/2021


Field Hospitals Reopening as COVID-19 Surge Hits

University of Mississippi Medical Center will open second field hospital in parking garage

8/19/2021


11 Percent of COVID-19 Infections Were Hospital Acquired

Figure reached close to 16 percent by May 2020

8/19/2021


Pennsylvania Mandates Nursing Home Staff Vaccinations

State’s department of health expects all nursing homes to have at least 80 percent of staff vaccinated by Oct. 1

8/19/2021


Disinfectants Effective Against Candida auris

Fungus won’t be killed while disinfecting for COVID-19

8/18/2021


Texas Hospitals Out of ICU Beds as COVID-19 Surges

One-half of state's 22 trauma service areas report 10 or fewer open beds as 9,400 COVID-19 patients fill ICUs

8/13/2021


California Mandates Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

State is requiring its 2.2 million healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated starting Sept. 30

8/11/2021


COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term

Delta variant’s rise proves healthcare facilities must make a pandemic safety response plan

8/11/2021


New Superbug Sweeping Through Healthcare Facilities

C. auris is drug resistant and sticks to surfaces

8/10/2021


223 Hospital Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

153 of its 183 infected staff members at one hospital had been fully vaccinated

8/4/2021


Untreatable Superbug Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Researchers identified several cases in which Candida auris was completely impervious to all existing medication

8/2/2021



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