Infection Control

New Cleaning Approach Reduces HAIs by 65 Percent

Minnesota hospital uses technology and teamwork to minimize hospital-acquired infections


COVID-19 Challenges Hospital’s HVAC Operations

Department focuses on UVC technology, air filtration to create healthy indoor environments


Biden’s COVID-19 Mandates Target Vaccinations in Healthcare Facilities

Mandate covers healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, including hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections


10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities


Patients Were Largest Source of Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: Study

Study provides previously unprecedented detail on the way infections might spread in hospitals


Study Seeks Strategies To Reduce Spread of MDROs

Variety of interventions tested to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and nursing homes


U.S. To Mandate Vaccinations for Nursing Home Employees

Move would impact about 15,000 nursing homes, which employ more than 1.3 million people


Field Hospitals Reopening as COVID-19 Surge Hits

University of Mississippi Medical Center will open second field hospital in parking garage


11 Percent of COVID-19 Infections Were Hospital Acquired

Figure reached close to 16 percent by May 2020


Pennsylvania Mandates Nursing Home Staff Vaccinations

State’s department of health expects all nursing homes to have at least 80 percent of staff vaccinated by Oct. 1


Disinfectants Effective Against Candida auris

Fungus won’t be killed while disinfecting for COVID-19


Texas Hospitals Out of ICU Beds as COVID-19 Surges

One-half of state's 22 trauma service areas report 10 or fewer open beds as 9,400 COVID-19 patients fill ICUs


California Mandates Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

State is requiring its 2.2 million healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated starting Sept. 30


COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term

Delta variant’s rise proves healthcare facilities must make a pandemic safety response plan


New Superbug Sweeping Through Healthcare Facilities

C. auris is drug resistant and sticks to surfaces


223 Hospital Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

153 of its 183 infected staff members at one hospital had been fully vaccinated


Untreatable Superbug Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Researchers identified several cases in which Candida auris was completely impervious to all existing medication


Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Vaccine Mandates

Officials in California, New York City, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to require vaccinations or proof of negative test


Keeping Hospitals Clean and Disinfected Is Team Job

Environmental services, nurses and infection control services need clear roles and responsibilities


Case Study: Wearable Hand-Sanitizing Device Improves Hand Hygiene

Device is paired with real-time, cloud-based reporting feedback technology


Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Get Vaccinated?

Healthcare group calls for COVID vaccine mandate since similar initiatives have proven successful


4 Steps to Better Cleaning in Patient Areas

Poor cleaning protocols increase risk of healthcare acquired infections


Hospital Surfaces Target of New Research on Infection Control

Covering high-touch surfaces with silver-impregnated foil could reduce bacterial pathogen contamination


Advice for Disinfecting Hospitals

Disinfecting is critical to infection control. Get answers for disinfecting around occupants, common touch points, chemical alternatives and more


Delta Variant, Flu Cast Shadow Over Recovery from Pandemic

Health experts warn public there also could be very difficult flu season ahead


Inspections on Infectious Disease Plans Lagged in 2020: Report

CMS lacked authority to ensure hospitals had plans to prevent infectious diseases in place during pandemic


Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Workers on the Rise

Nationwide, little fanfare has greeted dozens of hospitals that require vaccinations


We Need A Better Understanding of Cleaning Terms

Communicating proper terminology is critical when training environmental services personnel


Coronavirus on Hospital Surfaces Unlikely to Be Infectious: Study

Reduction in virus contamination likely due to improved patient management and cleaning protocol



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