Infection Control

New Cleaning Approach Reduces HAIs by 65 Percent

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

9/17/2021


COVID-19 Challenges Hospital’s HVAC Operations

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

9/17/2021


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

9/14/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

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

9/10/2021


10 Steps To Prevent Spread of C. auris in Hospitals

Drug-resistant superbug spreads easily throughout the facilities

8/30/2021


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

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

8/27/2021


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

8/27/2021


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

8/23/2021


Field Hospitals Reopening as COVID-19 Surge Hits

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

8/19/2021


11 Percent of COVID-19 Infections Were Hospital Acquired

Figure reached close to 16 percent by May 2020

8/19/2021


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

8/19/2021


Disinfectants Effective Against Candida auris

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

8/18/2021


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

8/13/2021


California Mandates Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

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

8/11/2021


COVID Protocols for Facilities Managers in the Long Term

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

8/11/2021


New Superbug Sweeping Through Healthcare Facilities

C. auris is drug resistant and sticks to surfaces

8/10/2021


223 Hospital Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus

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

8/4/2021


Untreatable Superbug Outbreak Strikes Hospitals, Nursing Homes

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

8/2/2021


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

7/30/2021


Keeping Hospitals Clean and Disinfected Is Team Job

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

7/29/2021


Case Study: Wearable Hand-Sanitizing Device Improves Hand Hygiene

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

7/21/2021


Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Get Vaccinated?

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

7/20/2021


4 Steps to Better Cleaning in Patient Areas

Poor cleaning protocols increase risk of healthcare acquired infections

7/15/2021


Hospital Surfaces Target of New Research on Infection Control

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

7/15/2021


Advice for Disinfecting Hospitals

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

7/12/2021


Delta Variant, Flu Cast Shadow Over Recovery from Pandemic

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

7/9/2021


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

7/2/2021


Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Workers on the Rise

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

7/1/2021


We Need A Better Understanding of Cleaning Terms

Communicating proper terminology is critical when training environmental services personnel

6/30/2021


Coronavirus on Hospital Surfaces Unlikely to Be Infectious: Study

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

6/29/2021



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