Infection Control

New Cases of COVID-19 Decline in Nursing Homes

From late December to early February, deaths have decreased by more than 65 percent

3/2/2021


774 Hospitals Penalized Over Patient Infections

Hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments over 12 months

3/1/2021


Case Study: Disinfecting Contaminated Cell Phones and Tablets

Ultraviolet-C light is an effective alternative to germicidal wipes for disinfecting devices

2/26/2021


Beware Casual Conversations and COVID-19: Study

Researchers say infections occurred likely due to not wearing a mask in social situations

2/25/2021


No Surface? No Touch: Technology Targets Infections

Touchless technology aims to enhance hygiene and minimize risk of infection

2/25/2021


Should We Introduce Good Microbes into a Facility?

Instead of killing all the bacteria, facilities could add good microbes into surfaces or the air

2/23/2021


Strategies and Tactics to Improve Hand Hygiene

Monitoring by itself doesn’t change behavior of healthcare workers

2/22/2021


Americans Backsliding on Handwashing

As pandemic wears on, Americans are washing their hands less often and for less time

2/18/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Checklist for Facility Managers

Executing a high distribution of the vaccine is possible with a solid plan

2/17/2021


Ice Machines Linked to Nosocomial Infections: Study

Dozens of machines frequently contaminated with gram-negative bacilli and Candida species

2/17/2021


Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Strike Hospitals: CDC

Outbreaks linked might be linked to reuse of personal protective equipment by staff

2/16/2021


Evidence Grows That Masks Essential in Battling COVID-19 Spread

Two studies take closer look at role of mask-wearing in preventing illness

2/16/2021


Strict Infection-Prevention Measures Stop Superbug Outbreak

Cleaning, disinfection, hand hygiene and other measures, contained outbreak within two months

2/11/2021


Researchers Test Wearable Device Targeting Handwashing

Technology must be further developed and tested to improve hand hygiene compliance

2/11/2021


NFL Scores with COVID-19 Measures

A closer look at key elements of program to minimize spread of coronavirus

2/8/2021


Clinics Ventilation Not Up to Standard: Study

Investigators looked at stand-alone clinics, ancillary clinics to hospital systems, clinics in retail pharmacies and urgent care centers

2/4/2021


Hospital Study Explores Benefits of Disinfectant Wipes

Cleaning time decreased by 12 minutes for discharges and 20 percent for daily cleaning

2/4/2021


COVID-19 Ramps Up Hazards in Healthcare

UV disinfection and masks can create issues for staff, occupants and visitors

2/3/2021


EPA OKs Antiviral Air Treatment for COVID-19

Product can be used in indoor spaces where social distancing is difficult, including food preparation areas in healthcare facilities

2/3/2021


Hand Hygiene Key in Controlling COVID-19

When staff focus on imminent patient care needs, hand hygiene compliance can slip

2/1/2021


Vaccine Storage Problems Arise in Hospitals

Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer

1/27/2021


Flu Watch: Social Distancing in Facilities Paying Off

Flu numbers are well below normal across all ages

1/26/2021


Automated Technology Reinforces Proper Handwashing

Technology uses near-field magnetic induction technology to verify clinicians sanitize hands properly

1/25/2021


Hospital-Acquired COVID-19: A Closer Look

Healthcare decision makers need metrics to provide accurate estimates of cases to effectively allocate resources

1/25/2021


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



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