Infection Control

4 Factors in COVID-19 Spread in Long-Term Care

Staff member infections, facility size among the factors associated with cases and deaths

1/22/2021


Decade-Long Legionnaires' Outbreak Tied to Michigan Hospital: CDC

state reported 90 cases of Legionnaires' disease during 2014 and 2015

1/18/2021


Senior Care Facilities Go to the Dogs To Detect COVID-19

Dogs identify coronavirus via sweat samples from individuals

1/18/2021


COVID-19 Highlights Issue of Superbugs in Hospitals

Every year, hundreds of millions of people admitted to hospitals end up with dangerous infections

1/6/2021


COVID-19: Study Reveals Role of Housekeeping in Patient Health

Antimicrobial measures in hospitals and healthcare facilities with COVID-19 wards need to be amped up

12/30/2020


Case Study: Deactivating the Coronavirus with Doorway Air Curtains

A well-established technology, bipolar ionization is now an option offered inside air curtains

12/30/2020


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on Environmental Services

Vaccine priorities for those who do the humblest work in hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients

12/23/2020


Using UVC Light To Disinfect Shoes

It’s easy for shoes to cross-contaminate surfaces in hospitals

12/22/2020


Floors in Spotlight in Battle Against Pathogens and illness

Hospital room floors are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission

12/21/2020


Keep on Truckin’: Vans Deliver Vaccines to Rural Hospitals

Trucks will bring vials to small, remote hospitals across a 200,000-square-mile area

12/21/2020


UV LEDs Show Promise in Killing Coronavirus: Researchers

Researchers investigated the disinfection efficiency of UV-LED irradiation at different wavelengths or frequencies

12/17/2020


Contaminated Shoes Can Spread Viruses in Hospitals

Disinfecting shoes can prevent cross-contamination, including spread of COVID-19

12/17/2020


VA Vaccine Distribution Faces Challenges

Staff remain concerned about the department's ability to deliver them around the country

12/14/2020


COVID-19 Wave Hits Hospitals Nationwide

From coast to coast, hospitals are reporting various levels of new cases that are swamping available resources

12/11/2020


Are Facilities Ready for COVID-19 Vaccines?

Managers must assess the readiness of facilities, systems and technicians to ensure proper storage and handling

12/10/2020


Hospitals Struggle with Accurate COVID-19 Data

Some hospitals have not been able to track the number of patients who might have contracted COVID-19 during a stay

12/10/2020


Long-Awaited Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases Hits Hospitals

U.S. COVID-19 death toll could reach 450,000 by February

12/9/2020


Ultraviolet Light Kills Coronavirus, But Caution Required

Continuous disinfection of surfaces and air would be a desirable outcome, but there is a lot of unknown risk with these solutions

11/13/2020


Small Michigan Hospital Braces For COVID

Last week, five of its six ICU beds were filled; one with a COVID patient

11/13/2020


Study Tests Effectiveness Of Materials For Face Masks

Researchers tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags

11/13/2020


Butte Longterm Care Facility Resorts To Extreme Measures

Some asymptomatic staff members who have tested positive continue working with the COVID-19 positive patients

11/12/2020



Cleaning, Sanitizing And Disinfecting

COVID has spurred a new standard for healthcare facility hygiene

11/12/2020


Kansas Healthcare Providers With COVID-19 Allowed To Treat Patients

The practice is allowed when facilities face staff shortages

11/11/2020


Traveling Healthcare Workers Face Dire COVID Conditions

Caught between hospitals and agencies, workers’ protections are blurred

11/11/2020


Michigan Healthcare Facilities Prep For COVID Surge

State’s hospitals prepared to different degrees

11/11/2020


Telemedicine Market Growing Rapidly

Remote patient monitoring is one of the primary benefits of telemedicine

11/11/2020


Giant Therapy Dog Brings Smiles, Infection Concerns To Ohio Healthcare Facility

Pandemic paused the project for safety reasons

11/10/2020


Twin Cities On 'Red Alert' For ICU Beds

ICU bed space is scarce because caregivers own infections or exposures

11/9/2020


Mask Stockpiling May Be Hurting Small Healthcare Facilities

Larger healthcare facilities are stockpiling what they can in preparation for future surges

11/9/2020



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