Infection Control - August 2021

10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities


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

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


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


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


Field Hospitals Reopening as COVID-19 Surge Hits

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


11 Percent of COVID-19 Infections Were Hospital Acquired

Figure reached close to 16 percent by May 2020


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


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


California Mandates Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

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


COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term

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


New Superbug Sweeping Through Healthcare Facilities

C. auris is drug resistant and sticks to surfaces


223 Hospital Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

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


Untreatable Superbug Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes

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



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