Infection Control - November 2022
CDC: Hospital Associated Infections On the Rise
CDC recently reported continued increases in certain healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in 2021 and improvements in others.
Flu, RSV, COVID-19 Combine to Impact Facilities
Over 4,300 influenza patients were admitted to hospitals in the week ending Oct. 29, the highest for that period in a decade.
Fighting HAIs Takes Toll on Preventionists
Preventionists’ physical and mental health were negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Sends Alert on Contaminated Water Lines
CDC reported it is investigating a March 2022 cluster of suspected nontuberculous Mycobacteria infections in children at an undisclosed location.
How Hand Dryers Can Help Managers Reduce Costs
Managers should not overlook the critical role of hand dryers.
How Proper Cleaning Can Limit the Spread of Norovirus
Norovirus can break out in any facility where the cleaning staff is not properly equipped or trained.
Group Calls out Concern for Medical Waste During Extreme Weather
Hospitals that outsource RMW treatment services are most vulnerable when the transportation infrastructure is compromised due to flooding and debris.
Cleaning to Impress Visitors
Every day of the week, hundreds or thousands of guests walk through your doors.