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