Infection Control - September 2022

Tackling Infection in Senior Living Communities

Sodexo program implements enhanced cleaning protocols that fight the spread of infection to protect residents, staff and their families.

9/29/2022


Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems

With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.

9/28/2022


Some Healthcare Facilities No Longer Need Face Masks While Working

The CDC releases new masking guidance for healthcare facilities.

9/27/2022


How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities

Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.

9/23/2022


Senior Care Facilities Still at Risk of HAIs, Calls for Improvement Lag

Despite calls for improvements at senior care facilities, little progress has been made.

9/20/2022


Thermal Imaging Can Improve Handwashing

Researchers obtained thermal images of 12 healthcare professionals using an infrared camera attached to an iPhone.

9/19/2022


Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems Promote Cleaner Healthcare Facilities

Automated hand hygiene monitoring systems are able to achieve greater improvement in hand hygiene performance.

9/16/2022


The Looming Legal Battle over Hospital-Associated Infections

The belief that infections are unavoidable has shielded hospitals and doctors from liability for decades, but not in the future.

9/15/2022


Strategies for Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Most elements of the healthcare industry encountered setbacks during the pandemic, including the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

9/14/2022


US Funds Expand Locations for Monkeypox Vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded the number of locations that can be supported with direct federal shipments of vaccine and treatments for monkeypox.

9/8/2022


HAIs Spread in Community, Complicating Infection Control

Findings are concerning because CRE infections resistant most antibiotics and are considered a major public health threat.

9/7/2022


What is the Threat of Infections Acquired in Ambulances

Contamination of emergency medical vehicles with pathogenic microbes poses a potential threat to public health.

9/1/2022



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