Infection Control - October 2022

Pandemic Lessons for the Next Surge

EVS managers prepare more pediatric patients with RSV and the likelihood of a heavy influenza season


How Hand Dryers are Being Used in a Post-COVID World

Hand dryers have been a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.


How COVID-19 Increased Demand for Paper Towels

Paper towel dispensers have been more popular since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hospital Cleaning Practices Need Improvement

Among 51 responding healthcare facilities, most reported some deficit in their practices related to cleaning all surfaces of a hospital room.


Sick Healthcare Workers Can Harm Patients in Long-Term Care Facilities

Multiple issues contribute to employee 'presenteeism,’ including concerns about lost income, lack of days off, burdening colleagues.


Monkeypox Spreads Easily Within Isolation Rooms

Researchers found viral DNA shed by patients on multiple surfaces throughout isolation rooms.


How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections

Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.


Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Urges Mask Use in Healthcare

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology strongly urges its members to maintain mandatory mask requirement policies for healthcare employees.


Clean Hands Battle Healthcare-Acquired Infections

If hospital surfaces are inadequately cleaned, caregivers’ hands become re-contaminated seconds after they are washed.


High-Touch Surfaces in Long-Term Care Facilities Often Contaminated

Findings could help long-term care facilities assess cleanliness of high-touch surfaces and enhance infection prevention and control measures



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