Workers cannot kill the pathogens if they do not make contact using an activated disinfect that is allowed to remain wet according to the product’s label.
Increase of flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases in pediatric hospitals has left facilities without enough appropriate equipment.
CDC recently reported continued increases in certain healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in 2021 and improvements in others.
Over 4,300 influenza patients were admitted to hospitals in the week ending Oct. 29, the highest for that period in a decade.
Preventionists’ physical and mental health were negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC reported it is investigating a March 2022 cluster of suspected nontuberculous Mycobacteria infections in children at an undisclosed location.
Managers should not overlook the critical role of hand dryers.
Norovirus can break out in any facility where the cleaning staff is not properly equipped or trained.
Hospitals that outsource RMW treatment services are most vulnerable when the transportation infrastructure is compromised due to flooding and debris.
Every day of the week, hundreds or thousands of guests walk through your doors.
EVS managers prepare more pediatric patients with RSV and the likelihood of a heavy influenza season
Hand dryers have been a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paper towel dispensers have been more popular since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among 51 responding healthcare facilities, most reported some deficit in their practices related to cleaning all surfaces of a hospital room.
Multiple issues contribute to employee 'presenteeism,’ including concerns about lost income, lack of days off, burdening colleagues.
Researchers found viral DNA shed by patients on multiple surfaces throughout isolation rooms.
Proper hand washing can help limit the spread of disease.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology strongly urges its members to maintain mandatory mask requirement policies for healthcare employees.
If hospital surfaces are inadequately cleaned, caregivers’ hands become re-contaminated seconds after they are washed.
Findings could help long-term care facilities assess cleanliness of high-touch surfaces and enhance infection prevention and control measures
Sodexo program implements enhanced cleaning protocols that fight the spread of infection to protect residents, staff and their families.
With the support of a team of experts, managers can effectively prevent, detect and respond to positive Legionella tests.
The CDC releases new masking guidance for healthcare facilities.
Mold can often grow out of sight and unnoticed.
Despite calls for improvements at senior care facilities, little progress has been made.
Researchers obtained thermal images of 12 healthcare professionals using an infrared camera attached to an iPhone.
Automated hand hygiene monitoring systems are able to achieve greater improvement in hand hygiene performance.
The belief that infections are unavoidable has shielded hospitals and doctors from liability for decades, but not in the future.
Most elements of the healthcare industry encountered setbacks during the pandemic, including the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
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.