Infection Control - June 2023

Infection Preventionists Call on Biden Administration to Better Protect Seniors

APIC is asking the Biden Administration to require minimum infection prevention staffing in senior care facilities. 


Solving the Infection Prevention Puzzle

Hospitals once tested surfaces for bacteria, but in 1970, the CDC and the American Hospital Association advised them to stop.


Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants Hit with Malware

Over 36,000 patients had some of their protected health information exposed.


Employees Call to Halt Surgeries After Finding Contaminated Trays

Unknown substances were found on surgical trays, prompting employees to call for a suspension on all surgeries.


What You Should Know About C. Auris and Biofilm

One EVS technician with the right disinfectant and the proper amount of time, can prevent more C. auris than a roomful of doctors can cure.


Majority of Americans Avoid Surfaces, Touchpoints in Shared Restrooms

Users will go out of their way to avoid germs in public restrooms.


CMS Updates Regulations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Staff

The new changes to regulations withdrew the requirement for vaccination.


Can Adding Moisturizer to Hand Soaps Help Fight Skin Irritation from Frequent Handwashing?

Soap manufacturers join to discuss what kind of moisturizers can be included in hand soaps.



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