Infection Control

Disinfectants Effective Against Candida auris

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


Hand Hygiene Guidelines Updated

There are two new recommendations on how to improve hand hygiene.


Infection Prevention: The HAI That Never Happened

Hospitals need to raise the level of awareness regarding environmental hygiene and its importance throughout society.


Handwashing is Key to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

According to the CDC, alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not work well against the norovirus.


90 People Infected with COVID-19 at Massachusetts Nursing Home

Residents and staff have been fighting off the outbreak since February.


Damaged Hospital Surfaces Cannot Be Disinfected

Some chemical disinfectants are so harmful to surfaces that damage might shorten their lifespans.


Pest Management's Role in Patient Safety

Pest infestations can compromise patient care.


How to Choose the Right Disinfectants

The growing selection of disinfectants and hospital equipment has made the selection of the most appropriate disinfectant a confusing task.


Gram-Negative Bacteria Threaten Hospital Patients

World Health Organization has named antimicrobial resistance as one of the 10 biggest threats to global public health.


Striving for Better Cleaning in Hospitals 

Cleaning patient rooms is more efficient when workers follow a set pattern.


Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Found in Mississippi Senior Care Facility

Two residents have died from the infection.


Is Routine Disinfecting Necessary?

The need for the right surface disinfectant in the hands of educated professional cleaners is paramount.


Industry Group Requests OSHA Standard Remains Consistent with Updated COVID Standards

The American Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living argues that original COVID-19 protocols are no longer prudent due to new variants.


Reality Check: Rethinking Surface Disinfectants

Huge gap remains between government registration protocols for disinfectants and the real world.


Infection Control Market on the Rise

Several healthcare-associated factors contribute to the rise of infection control. 


How Flooring Acts as a Mode of Infection Transmission

Here are strategies for breaking the mode of transmission if potential pathogens move from floors onto surfaces near patients.


National Handwashing Awareness Week Focuses on Facilities

Proper hand hygiene adherence is one of the simplest and most cost-effective elements of infection prevention but remains unacceptably low.


Bacteria Found in Tap Water at Franciscan Children's Hospital

Franciscan Children’s Hospital has begun restricting use of tap water after detection of harmful bacteria.


Environmental Hygiene Programs Help Reduce C. diff Rates

Proper cleaning and disinfection procedures play a critical role against the spread of C diff, according to a recent study


Maximizing Microfiber Cleaning Products

Performance of scientifically engineered wiping and mopping products performance depends on the way they are used, laundered and stored.


New York Governor Signs Legislation to Help Spread of Infections in Senior Care Facilities

The legislation aims to expand the existing pandemic emergency plan.


HAIs Contribute to Growth of Surface Disinfectant Market

The surface disinfectant market is expected to grow 8.5 percent by 2030.


Disinfectants That Don't Disinfect

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.


Crib Shortage Leaves Healthcare Facilities Scrambling During Flu Season

Increase of flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases in pediatric hospitals has left facilities without enough appropriate equipment.


CDC: Hospital Associated Infections On the Rise

CDC recently reported continued increases in certain healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in 2021 and improvements in others.


Flu, RSV, COVID-19 Combine to Impact Facilities

Over 4,300 influenza patients were admitted to hospitals in the week ending Oct. 29, the highest for that period in a decade.


Fighting HAIs Takes Toll on Preventionists

Preventionists’ physical and mental health were negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.


CDC Sends Alert on Contaminated Water Lines

CDC reported it is investigating a March 2022 cluster of suspected nontuberculous Mycobacteria infections in children at an undisclosed location.


How Hand Dryers Can Help Managers Reduce Costs

Managers should not overlook the critical role of hand dryers.


How Proper Cleaning Can Limit the Spread of Norovirus

Norovirus can break out in any facility where the cleaning staff is not properly equipped or trained.



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