infection control - strategies, tips and insights for the healthcare facilities management industry


Sinks, Drains and the Need for Infection Control



WHO Updates Airborne Pathogen Definitions 



The Case for Revamping Cleaning and Disinfecting Instructions



Hands Off: How Hands-Free Doors Help Reduce Pathogen Transmission



3 Key Benefits of UV-C Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities



Stopping C. Auris Transmission from Adults to Infants



In Hospitals, Pest Control Is Infection Control



AdventHealth Implements Infection Prevention Program



Addressing a Months-Long CPE Outbreak



Infection Prevention for 'Near Patient' Surfaces



Scrubbing Up for World Hand Hygiene Day



Outfitting HVAC Systems to Kill Airborne Pathogens



Do Not Compromise in Choosing the Right Disinfectant



The 'Cruise Ship Virus' Has Come Ashore



EPA Creates New Disinfectant List for Bloodborne Pathogens



Improving Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities



Do We Need a National Toilet Plume Standard?



Maintaining Safety in Healthcare Construction Projects



Mandating a Patient's Right to a Clean Room



3 Nuances of Cleaning and Disinfection in Healthcare



Bleach Study Sends Unneeded Shock Waves



Identifying Germs and Cleaning Occupied Spaces for Environmental Services



Needed: New Framework for Environmental Services Workers



When to Use Cleaning Chemicals or Germ-Killing Disinfectants



Five Key Points to an Effective Infection Control Program



Seattle Children's Hospital Embroiled in Mold Class-Action Lawsuit



Mask Mandates Ramp Up at Healthcare Facilities



Disinfecting Against Tough-to-Kill Pathogens



Study Finds Bacteria Stick Around Even After Cleaning



Cleaning Patient Care Equipment



Training Frontline Healthcare Staff for Effective Pathogen Control



3 Benefits of Autonomous Floor Care Equipment in Healthcare



C. auris Case Suspected in WVU Medicine Hospital in Bridgeport



Avoiding Problems When Disinfecting Hospital Surfaces



Best Disinfecting Practices Unveiled by Top Experts



Rethinking Hospital Cleaning Methods and Materials



Cleaning Reduces Infection Risks for Patients



Biting Back: Treating and Preventing Bed Bugs in Healthcare



Bringing Hospital Cleaning into the 21st Century



How Clean Do Hard Nonporous Surfaces Need to Be?



ASHRAE Standard 241 Comes in Time for Virus Season



Cabell Huntington Hospital Fights Legionella Spread



CDC Publishes Study on CRKP in New York City Public Health System



How To Choose Disinfectants for Emerging Viral Pathogens



Choosing a Disinfectant from a Crowded Field



APIC Voices Concern Over Nursing Home Infection Preventionists



CDC Releases Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements



How Effective are Acoustics Materials at Stopping Germ Spread?



Preventing Mold in Healthcare Facilities



The Science Behind Surface Decontamination 



Preventing Legionella Bacteria Proliferation in Water Heaters



Can Biofilm Make Candida Auris More Dangerous? 



Measuring IAQ Is Crucial in Healthcare Facilities



Standard Needed for Electrostatic Application of Disinfectant



Pathogen Removal Strategies for Infection Control



Infection Preventionists Call on Biden Administration to Better Protect Seniors



More Americans Concerned About Indoor Air Quality



Solving the Infection Prevention Puzzle



Employees Call to Halt Surgeries After Finding Contaminated Trays



What You Should Know About C. Auris and Biofilm



CMS Updates Regulations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Staff



Can Adding Moisturizer to Hand Soaps Help Fight Skin Irritation from Frequent Handwashing?



Study Shows Air Purification Reduces Healthcare Acquired Infections



COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends – What Now?



Antibiotic-resistant CRAB Contaminates Entire ICU in Hangzhou



Infection Prevention Is Not Always at the Microbial Level



AHCA/NCAL and APIC Launch National Infection Prevention Forum



Seattle Hospital Battling Klebsiella pneumoniae Outbreak Since October



Is ROI More Important Than ROL?



Infection Prevention and Control Team at VANTHCS Implemented Effective Initiative



Wrong Disinfectant Can Lead to Occupational Health Risks



Surface Disinfectant Chemicals Market to Reach $5.3 Billion by 2033



Cases of Candida Auris on the Rise



'Elbow Grease' Is Critical for Infection Control



Infection Prevention: The HAI That Never Happened



Handwashing is Key to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus



90 People Infected with COVID-19 at Massachusetts Nursing Home



Pest Management's Role in Patient Safety



Gram-Negative Bacteria Threaten Hospital Patients



Striving for Better Cleaning in Hospitals 



Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Found in Mississippi Senior Care Facility



Is Routine Disinfecting Necessary?



Industry Group Requests OSHA Standard Remains Consistent with Updated COVID Standards



HHS Deploys Emergency Team to University of New Mexico Children's Hospital



Reality Check: Rethinking Surface Disinfectants



Infection Control Market on the Rise



How Flooring Acts as a Mode of Infection Transmission



National Handwashing Awareness Week Focuses on Facilities



Bacteria Found in Tap Water at Franciscan Children's Hospital



Environmental Hygiene Programs Help Reduce C. diff Rates



Maximizing Microfiber Cleaning Products



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



HAIs Contribute to Growth of Surface Disinfectant Market



Medical Waste Becomes More Worrisome for Healthcare Professionals



Disinfectants That Don't Disinfect



Crib Shortage Leaves Healthcare Facilities Scrambling During Flu Season



CDC: Hospital Associated Infections On the Rise



Flu, RSV, COVID-19 Combine to Impact Facilities



Fighting HAIs Takes Toll on Preventionists



CDC Sends Alert on Contaminated Water Lines



How Proper Cleaning Can Limit the Spread of Norovirus



Hand Dryers Offer a Sustainable Alternative



Group Calls out Concern for Medical Waste During Extreme Weather



Cleaning to Impress Visitors



Pandemic Lessons for the Next Surge



How Hand Dryers are Being Used in a Post-COVID World



How COVID-19 Increased Demand for Paper Towels



Hospital Cleaning Practices Need Improvement



Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues



Sick Healthcare Workers Can Harm Patients in Long-Term Care Facilities



Monkeypox Spreads Easily Within Isolation Rooms



How Towel Dispensers Can Prevent Spread of Infections



Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Urges Mask Use in Healthcare



Clean Hands Battle Healthcare-Acquired Infections



High-Touch Surfaces in Long-Term Care Facilities Often Contaminated



Tackling Infection in Senior Living Communities



Legionella Prevention in Cooling Tower Systems



Some Healthcare Facilities No Longer Need Face Masks While Working



How to Prevent Mold Growth in Facilities



Senior Care Facilities Still at Risk of HAIs, Calls for Improvement Lag



Thermal Imaging Can Improve Handwashing



Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems Promote Cleaner Healthcare Facilities



Strategies for Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance



US Funds Expand Locations for Monkeypox Vaccines



HAIs Spread in Community, Complicating Infection Control



What is the Threat of Infections Acquired in Ambulances



Perfect Storm: High Surface Contamination and Vulnerable Patients



CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance, Affecting Schools



3 Most Common Questions About Chemicals



3 Steps to Prevent C. diff Spread



UV Disinfection Technology Gets Boost



Lessons Hospitals Learned from COVID-19



Monkeypox Transmission in Healthcare Setting is Low



CDC: Pandemic Hurt U.S. Antimicrobial Resistance



Lessons from the Custodial Frontlines



CMS Issues Guidance on Long-Term Care Compliance



OSHA Extends COVID-19 Program for Healthcare Facilities



American Hospital Association Certificate Targets Infection Control in Healthcare



New Guidelines Target MRSA Management



Why Your Facility Needs a Pest Management Plan



VA Issues Three COVID-19 Protocol Levels at Facilities



How Healthcare Food Service Operations Work Through Ongoing Supply Chain Challenges



Construction Training Can Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections



How Flooring Impacts Healthcare Facilities



Why and Where Do Healthcare Facilities Need to Disinfect? 



Basic Infection Control Will Help Curtail HAIs



Fighting Fecal Matter on High-Touch Surfaces



CDC Taps Into Data to Improve Disease Forecasting, Communication



Healthcare Acquired Infections Responsible for 100,000 Deaths Annually 



Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms



ASHE Infection Control Tool Focuses on Role of Maintenance



Porous vs. Nonporous: Which Surface Has the Most Effective Transmission?



What Disinfectant Labels Really Mean



UV-C Light Proves Essential for Facilities



The Crucial Role of Hospital Filtration and Ventilation Systems



Fit for Purpose Disinfection: A Closer Look



OSHA Works Toward Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers



Firing Over COVID-19 Complaint Triggers U.S. Lawsuit



CDC Eases Mask Requirements



Health Centers Receive $55 Million To Expand Access



Tackling Dry-Surface Biofilm



COVID-19 Monitoring Evolves as Virus Spreads



Cleaning Strategies for Furniture, Furnishings and Patient Care Equipment



How Hospitals Can Tackle Pandemics with Technology



Patients, Staff Need Risk-Based Standards on Cleanliness



Small Michigan Hospital Braces For COVID



Study Tests Effectiveness Of Materials For Face Masks



Butte Longterm Care Facility Resorts To Extreme Measures



OSHA Issues Respirator Guidance For Longterm Care Facilities



Cleaning, Sanitizing And Disinfecting



Kansas Healthcare Providers With COVID-19 Allowed To Treat Patients



Michigan Healthcare Facilities Prep For COVID Surge



Traveling Healthcare Workers Face Dire COVID Conditions



Giant Therapy Dog Brings Smiles, Infection Concerns To Ohio Healthcare Facility



Working In Multiple Nursing Homes May Spread The Virus



Twin Cities On 'Red Alert' For ICU Beds



Containing Infection Risk During Hospital Construction



Mask Stockpiling May Be Hurting Small Healthcare Facilities



NYC Healthcare Facilities Feel Ready For COVID Resurgence



Alaska COVID Alternate Care Sites Ready



Chart Shows Healthcare Workers Most Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID



Infection Control Training From CDC Supports Existing Efforts



CDC Launches Anti-infection Program for Healthcare Workers



Texas Nursing Homes Violated Infection Control Standards During COVID



Hospital COVID Outbreak May Have Started In Break Room



Texas Hospital’s Face Shield Program Controlling COVID Spread



Staff-strapped Canadian Nursing Homes Turning To Immigration



False Positives in COVID Not A Harmless Mistake



Healthcare Facilities Stocking Up On Personal Protective Equipment



Twin Hurricanes Of Flu And COVID-19 Approach



Controlling Infection When Using Mobile Devices



COVID Provides Ideal Conditions For Candida Auris



How Facilities Can Prepare for Flu Season Amidst COVID-19



Kaiser Cited For Not Treating COVID-19 As Airborne



Massachusetts Sets New Nursing Home Room Limits



Robotic Cleaning Can Boost Efficiency



Study To Explore Whether Wearable Technology Can Boost Infection Control



Two Minnesota Nursing Homes Call National Guard To Help Contain COVID Outbreaks



Joint Commission Offers Tips For ASCs On An Effective Covid Response



Half of Philadelphia’s Nursing Home Patients May Have Had COVID-19



Florida Senate Hires Tampa Hospital For COVID-19 Safety Consulting



Utah Ready To Open Temporary COVID-19 Hospital



Nursing Home Outbreaks May Be Stressing Wisconsin Hospital Capacity



More than 100 N.J. Nursing Homes Have Had Coronavirus Outbreaks Since Summer



Wisconsin Opens State Fair Park Facility for COVID Patients



Paris Hospitals Strained By New Wave Of Covid Patients



Survey: N.J. Adults (50+) Still Hesitant to Go To Hospitals For Non-COVID-19 Procedures



What Clean Really Means To A Healthcare Organization’s Culture



CDC Confirms Airborne Transmission Plays Role In COVID Spread



Coronavirus Surge Starting to Stress Wis. Hospitals



Virtual Reality Can Facilitate Hospital Design Input



Pandemic Experience Is Changing ASCs infection Control



Brigham and Women's Hospital Nurses Urge Stronger COVID Safety Measures



San Bernardino Hospital Workers Protest Coronavirus Protocols



Health System Eases PPE Issues By Buying Stake In Company



Hospitals Brace For Impact Of Flu, COVID



Banned Hand Sanitizer List Nears 200



Interior Design Choices Can Support Infection Prevention



Patient Equipment Decontamination Can Impact Infection Control



Ultraviolet Lamp Said to Kill COVID Without Risk To People



COVID-19 Healthcare Facility Design Checklist



Ten Percent Of N.Y. Nursing Homes Failed At Infection Control



Continuously Active Disinfectants Said To Control COVID Spread



Study: Coronavirus Lingers on Shared Medical Equipment



Reducing HAIs With Touchpoint Disinfecting



With COVID-19 Reopenings, There May Be Legionella in A Building's Water



Flu Season During Coronavirus Pandemic Raises New Questions



2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year Named



Florida Assisted-Living Facilities No Longer Required To Test Staff For COVID



Tackling the Pandemic with Environmental Monitoring



CDC Reverses Guidelines On Testing People Exposed To Covid-19



Coronavirus Could Make Touchless Restrooms a Must



Columbus Surge Hospital In Storage For Now



Nursing Home Workers Who Work At Multiple Facilities May Be Behind Some Of COVID Spread



Mass. Hospital Keeping COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero



Containing Healthcare Costs in the New COVID Normal



Some Hospitals Fail To Separate COVID-19 Patients



Spray-On PPE Is Being Developed



Material Shortages Hinders Mask Manufacturing



Laundry Practices A Key Part Of Infection Control



Nursing Facilities Can Be Hotbeds For Bacteria



Access Control Strategies Can Help Curb Coronavirus Spread



Green Cleaning During The COVID-19 Pandemic



Water Chemistry Issues Suspend Surgeries At Washington Hospital



Decontamination May Solve Mask Shortage



Legionella At D.C. VA Hospital Cuts Off Water



N95 Masks Still Being Rationed At Minnesota Hospitals



Dozens Of Maryland Nursing Homes Cited For Infection Control Lapses



HAIs May Be Rising Amid Pandemic



Idaho Nursing Homes Visited By State Inspectors With COVID-19



Whitepaper: How to Select Electrostatic Technology



Two Initiatives to Enhance Your Infection Prevention Programs



Pandemic Increases Importance of Infection Control Efforts



Healthcare Employees With COVID Say They’ve Been Asked To Work



Canadian Healthcare Facilities Seeing Resistance To In-Hospital Masking



IPs and EVS Work Best Together With Give-And-Take



COVID-19 Could Change Enhanced Assisted Living



Return-to-School Issues Can Offer Lessons For Healthcare Facilities



Balancing Infection Control With Green-Cleaning Efforts



More Scrutiny Sought For Florida Coronavirus Isolation Centers



One In Eight UK Patients Caught COVID In Hospital



Two Twin Cities Hospitals Hit With OSHA Penalties Over COVID-19



Some Healthcare Workers Need Convincing To Wear Masks



Baltimore-Area Hospitals Easing Visitor Restrictions



India Deploys Portable, Foldable Covid Hospital



Mobile COVID Clinical Trial Travels To Nursing Homes



Staten Island Hospital Installs Thermal Scanners



Many Doctors Say Pandemic Won't Be Contained Until June



Report: Nursing Homes Facing Severe Staffing And Protective Equipment Shortages



Study: Children With Covid May Be More Contagious Than Adults



CMS to Resume Routine Nursing Home Inspections



Connecticut Report Says Nursing Home Staff Should Not Work In Multiple Facilities



What to Know about Germicidal Lighting And Coronavirus



N.C. Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Service



7 Million N95 Masks From Federal Stockpile Earmarked For Nursing Homes



Strike Teams Deployed To Combat Covid-19 in Nursing Homes



COVID Patient Cohorting Can Come With Challenges



N.Y. Hospital Sets Up Outdoor Visits For Elderly Patients



Texas COVID Recovery Centers Ready For Patients



Flu Season With COVID Uncharted Territory For Healthcare Facilities



VA To Welcome Volunteers Back to Healthcare Facilities



Monitoring Feedback Recommended For Hand-Hygiene Programs



Report Links Spike In New Nursing Home COVID Cases To Community Spread



Study: Cleaning COVID Hospital Rooms Requires Contact Precautions



Best Practices for Healthcare Data Collection During COVID-19 and Beyond



Study: Healthcare Workers Of Color Nearly Twice As Likely To Get COVID



Keeping Facility Ice Machines Clean and Safe



Hospitals Tracking COVID-19 With Sensors On Employee Badges



Consider Coronavirus, Hygiene Issues WIth Restrooms Upgrades



Preparing Healthcare Facilities for the Next Crisis



National Guard Helping Ease Long-Term Care Facilities’ Staffing Issues



These High-Touch Surfaces Are Often Missed By Healthcare Facilities Cleaners



California Hospitals Expect To Face PPE Shortage For Next 2 Years



Anesthesiologist Tracking Healthcare Workers Killed By COVID-19



Georgia Reopens Temporary Hospital in Atlanta To Deal With Covid Surge



Use Of Domestic Medical Suppliers More Expensive



Pennsylvania Nursing Homes' Second COVID-19 Wave Linked To Mistakes



California Hospital Weathering Supply Chain Challenges



FEMA Sends Gowns Without Arm Holes And Strapless Masks To Care Homes



Regulatory Compliance at Healthcare Facilities As Non-Covid Patients Return



Puerto Rico Lacks Hospital To Survive COVID-19



Hand Hygiene Even More Important in the Post-COVID-19 Era



23 Employees, 13 Patients Infected At Mass. Hospital After Employee Visited A Coronavirus Hotspot



NICUs Facing Unique Challenges During Covid



Tenn. Hospitals Preparing Extra Space If Needed For Covid-19 Patients



Florida opens its first mobile hospital



Department of defense looking for contractors to set up Fla. mobile hospitals



Building infection prevention programs at longterm care



COVID-19 infecting patients inside healthcare facilities



National Guard raises tents outside South Carolina hospital



How McCormick Place became Chicago's alternate care site



California hospitals get help with staffing shortages from military



Five housekeepers at N.Y. hospital volunteered to clean COVID patients’ rooms



Connecticut Guard helps inspect longterm care facilities



Masks, gowns shortage to leave hospital workers exposed



Nursing home infection prevention should be group effort



Meeting the needs of non-Covid patients



Pandemic increases union activity among hospital workers



Idaho hospital steps up its cleaning efforts for Covid



Candida auris infects L.A. County healthcare facility



Report says nearly all healthcare workers dealing with COVID need N95s



Healthcare food service operators ‘cautiously optimistic’ during pandemic



Refrigerator trucks deployed in Texas as hospital morgues fill up



Infection control best practices for healthcare facilities



America is running short on PPE again



Hurricanes may mean field hospitals not answer for Florida’s COVID-19 surge



Coronavirus infections spike among workers at San Francisco hospital



New surge of Covid-19 patients straining hospitals



FDA publishes list of hand sanitizers that may be toxic



Workers link COVID-19 outbreak at California hospital to mismanagement



Ozone disinfection could allow safe reuse of PPE



Nash UNC Health Care working to raises the bar for EVS department



ADA considerations part of facility adjustments for COVID-19



Hospital staff’s perception can impact cleaning of pediatric wards



Illinois governor asked to move nursing home residents to hotels



Atlanta coronavirus field hospital to be reopened



Boston company offers to build ‘sanitization stations' for local healthcare workers



Q&A: Mobile ABHR dispensers



Mask-strapped healthcare facilities turn to mask-cleaning system



6,500 dead from COVID-19 in N.J. nursing homes



Hospitals working to maintain PPE supplies before flu season



N.H. nursing homes receive defective equipment from FEMA



Texas announces $9 million for nursing home infection control projects



Florida hospital ICUs hitting capacity



Enhanced safety measures initiated to make hospital patients comfortable about seeking care



N95s urged for all inpatient COVID care



Scientists finding that coronavirus is airborne



Federal records show healthcare workers’ pleas for better COVID protective gear



What a second wave of Covid-19 could look like



Arizona nursing homes preparing for another coronavirus surge



Pandemic changing strategies for parking garages



LA’s motion picture home battles coronavirus despite precautions



Pa. nursing home requires non-medical staff to assist nurses



N95 mask shortage still a problem



Michigan won’t put COVID-19 patients in vacant facilities



Hygienic flooring essential choice for healthcare



Covid outbreak at Mass. veterans facility linked catastrophic decisions



Veterans’ home had ‘the opposite of infection control’



Healthcare facilities adjust practices based on supply shortages



Pro hand-hygiene culture better than monitoring devices



Masks, field hospitals seen as urgent preparations for second wave



There’s still a PPE shortage in Massachusetts



Honda, GM producing hand sanitizer for healthcare facilities



Preparation for entering the next pandemic with copper and other automatic door solutions



GEMA, Georgia National Guard moving makeshift hospital for potential second wave



California hospital suspends admission of non-Coronavirus patients after surge of staff cases



Cleanroom requirements and classifications for healthcare facilities



Assisted living facilities running low on PPE equipment



California long-term care facilities build booths for visits



Infection preventionists are preparing for COVID’s second wave



R.I. hospital using disinfecting units to fight coronavirus



A sustained response to COVID-19 depends on key capabilities



How access control technology is being used in the pandemic



Reducing HAIs with touchpoint disinfecting



Unions say mask decontamination endangers healthcare workers



Pittsburgh company repurposing industrial masks to use against Covid-19



Outsourcing: Going from 'housekeeping' to 'environmental services'



Senior living facilities applying Covid’s infection-control lessons long term



Lessons learned in pandemic offer opportunities for change



Cleaning machines may be smart investment for healthcare facilities



Pennsylvania orders stricter COVID-19 protections for hospital workers



VA not prepared for second virus wave



Sanitizing, stockpiling and communication helps keep nursing home stay COVID-free



Environmental survey shows how HAIs often start



FDA updates rules on cleaning N95 masks



Children in care at risk for coronavirus



N.Y. initiative boosts cleaning in longterm care facilities



Alabama doctor invents hand-sanitizer-dispensing wristband



Cal/OSHA issues guidance for protecting healthcare employees from COVID



WHO says there’s a second outbreak of Ebola in Congo



CDC updates COVID guidance for assisted living communities



North Carolina using drones in Covid-19 response



Georgia student creating COVID-19 protective equipment



Nursing home workers face risks during coronavirus



COVID-19 increases importance of hand hygiene



Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness



Elastomeric masks may be an alternative N-95s



Strategies for effective healthcare facility management in the time of COVID-19



Drones are delivering medical supplies and PPE in North Carolina



CDC reports pandemic has killed close to 300 U.S. healthcare workers



Iowa manufacturer turns ceiling panels into intubation shields



How nursing homes can bolster infection control



Facilities could be liable if healthcare personnel test positive for coronavirus



How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is working to keeping facility safe



Longterm care facilities face challenges battling Covid 19



Creating an N95 mask disinfection facility for less Than $15,000



Healthcare cook stitches masks for customers at Pittsburgh hospital during pandemic



Houston hospital installs touchless temperature cameras



A million N95 masks is not what it used to be



Aspergillus mold discovered again at Seattle Children’s hospital



Mattresses choices can help with COVID-19 infection control



Cleaning for healthy workplaces during pandemic



Equipment and environment need infection control attention



Lessons From South Korea on the role of infection control in flattening the curve



CDC says COVID-19 does not easily spread from contaminated surfaces



The CDC releases official reopening guidelines



N.C.’s pandemic medical shelter to go dormant but won’t be dismantled



Infection prevention and control in the hospitals of Wuhan



Hospitals use online matchmakers to exchange supplies



Areas outside nursing home resident rooms key to infection control



Documenting pandemic poses safety challenge



20 years of closing hospitals in N.Y. hampers capacity during pandemic



Florida strengthens COVID-19 testing in longterm care facilities



Wisconsin nursing home took aggressive steps to halt coronavirus



Impact of superbugs on infection control strategies



Experts suggest public restrooms and offices should be re-engineered to control infections



CMS draft guidelines for reopening nursing homes



Pa. had plan to protect nursing home during pandemic that was never fully implemented



Nursing homes, veterans’ homes are Covid-19 hotspots



Hospital ship stopped treating patients, but still in L.A. for support



Long-term care facilities opening dedicated COVID-19 units



Pa. health official says state won’t supply protective equipment to hospitals that resume elective surgeries



Feds consider relaxing infection control in U.S. nursing homes



Many hospitals now sanitize and reuse masks



National Guard disinfects George hospitals



Study: Hand-washing better at killing flu than sanitizer



‘Tele-Triage’ models designed to keep patients and clinicians safe



COVID-19 – Creating a rare convergence of market need and technology



Antibiotic resistant co-infections: A silent killer in COVID-19 patients



Study says coronavirus may linger in the air in patient bathrooms, staff areas



Javits Center Hospital set to close



Advanced medical tents replace triage tents at Md. hospitals



New decontamination center in Los Angeles allows N95 masks to be reused 20 times



Infection control efforts start with EMS personnel



Can rice cookers decontaminate face masks?



Southern Textile Services Earns Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification



Five stages in the battle against COVID-19



N.Y.C. hospitals overflowing with bodies



Infection control measures failing in Colorado elder homes



EagleHawk Drone-Enabled Disinfectant Spray Operations to Help Combat COVID-19 Spread



Virginia hospital system bars workers from bringing own medical equipment



Closed hospital In New Mexico retrofitted to treat COVID-19 patients



Oklahoma hospital's eight nurses are also the janitors



Ultrasonics can power infection control in nonwovens



Chicago-area hospitals using tracking technology to monitor hand hygiene



Sink design can affect infection control efforts



Hawaii using fogging equipment to disinfect equipment for healthcare facilities



Technology applications for infection control



CDC warns of counterfeit N95 masks



High school gym in New Mexico reopens as coronavirus hospital



Michigan hospital shut down to prepare for next surge of COVID-19 patients



Coronavirus kills at Least 7,000 in U.S. nursing homes



Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes jumps in April



FDA says 4 million N95 masks could be reused



More than $1 billion in makeshift field hospitals are being built



Pizza and takeaway donations to UK hospitals could 'compromise' infection control



Flooring company creating personal protective equipment for healthcare workers



Sixty-eight bed field hospital set up in Central Park



Some California nursing homes are using pillowcase masks and trash-bag gowns



Engineering firm produces reusable face shields for DC-area hospitals



Keeping your ice machine clean and safe



2,000-bed coronavirus hospital being built in the Colorado Convention Center



Oklahoma hospital sets up tent for potential overflow



Michigan zoo donates meals, protective equipment



Research examines wastewater to detect community spread of coronavirus



Minnesota volunteers pitching in making hospital supplies



1,000-bed field hospital in Boston accepting coronavirus patients



Shuttered N.C. hospital reopened to deal with coronavirus overflow



Rhode Island is converting a former Lowe’s store into a coronavirus hospital



UV light offered to sterilize face masks for healthcare workers



COVID-19 reinventing how healthcare providers use mobile medical vehicles and RVs



CMS ‘hospitals without walls’ waiver allows ASCs to provide hospitals relief



South Carolina expanding hospital capacity for coronavirus with three-tier plan



Disney Parks donates supplies to hospitals fighting coronavirus



McCormick Place hospital ready to accept patients this week



Army Corps scales back size of field hospital in suburban Detroit



McCormick Place field hospital built in 5 days



Soldiers, engineers building field hospital for coronavirus patients in Detroit



L.A. clinics lack safety supplies as coronavirus spreads



Transmission bacteria linked to hospital sink drain



California children's hospital adds plexiglass protection to ER



Inspections expected to focus on infection control, emergency preparedness



New study demonstrates accuracy of Legionella detection test



Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios



Minnesota plans 2,750 hospital beds for ‘alternate care sites’



A 250-bed field hospital is being built inside Massachusetts’ DCU Center



CDC studies show drop in MDR bacteria, C diff in US hospitals



Plumbing strategies to reduce HAIs



Lower-profile hospital workers worry about their COVID-19 risk



CDC director says: 'This virus is going to be with us'



Technology takes the top position in outbreak management



Librarian using 3-D printer to make equipment for healthcare workers



3M says not sharing N95 masks could make the shortage worse



Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July



Nurses using baby monitors in the ICU



Minnesota looking for temporary hospital space



Union alleges Calif. hospital risked coronavirus spread to workers



Study says construction industry masks can be used for healthcare



South Carolina hospitals set up outdoor tents to curb coronavirus spread



During a pandemic, hospital staffers urged to get better at hand-washing



New York's Javits Center to be one of the largest hospitals in the country



Lessons from China’s temporary hospitals



Study: C. diff not affected by ultraviolet disinfection devices



Fake masks could put healthcare workers at risk



Hospital's housekeepers quitting over coronavirus safety issues



CMS has redefined a hospital to include tents and dorm rooms



US military is working to convert N.Y. buildings into hospitals in three or four weeks



Chicago’s McCormick Place to be turned into hospital



Healthcare workers’ masks donated by Facebook were stockpiled after wildfires



Newly approved machine can decontaminate 80,000 respirator masks a day



A photo tour of the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital at the Javits Center



Healthcare facilities in Nebraska are experimenting with new equipment disinfecting technique



Applying lessons learned from 9/11 biodefense response to the COVID-19 pandemic



Coronavirus will affect not-for-profit hospitals for the longterm



Shuttered hospitals reopening as COVID-19 spreads



CDC says expired equipment from stockpile OK



Navy hospital ship sails to Los Angeles to help with hospital crunch



Health systems urged to be ready for 15 or 20 percent of staff to have own coronavirus issues



Illinois lawmakers working to curb Legionnaires’ Disease



A rural hospital's ‘improvises’ during coronavirus outbreak



Three coronavirus questions hospital asks before allowing entry into buildings



CDC estimates 38 million sickened by flu



Michigan healthcare facilities vary in coronavirus screening protocols



Hospital ready with mobile hazmat tent if needed for coronavirus



Washington hospital workers make masks from office supplies



Some hospitals need emergency stocks for coronavirus



Keeping hospital ice machines safe from coronavirus



‘Airborne precautions’ eyed for healthcare staffs after study shows coronavirus can survive in air



Maryland hospitals setting up ‘triage tents’ to assess coronavirus patients



More hospitals asked to share data about protective gear inventories



People are stealing masks and other sterile supplies from hospitals



Utah hospital sets up negative pressure tents for coronavirus



What hospitals need to do to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak



U.S. hospitals may face severe PPE shortage



V.A. preps to support healthcare system during coronavirus



Study: Hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike



U.S. healthcare facilities offer different pictures of coronavirus preparedness



What hospitals are telling workers about coronavirus



The challenge of mold in modern hospitals and healthcare facilities



Many highly rated nursing homes have infection-control lapses



California lawmakers trying to block hospital closure amid coronavirus spread



Boston hospital braces for pandemic with warehouse of emergency supplies



Nurses beg for protective gear and better planning amid coronavirus



Coronavirus preparedness planning for senior living communities



Nursing homes urged to be extra vigilant on coronavirus



Some Amazon sellers accused of price gouging hand sanitizers



Occupational groups that are at high risk for coronavirus



CMS: Main survey focus will be on infection control preparedness



Blog: Why hospitals and nursing homes are likely coronavirus epicenters



Florida man can’t bring life-size Trump cutout to dialysis center because of safety, infection control



Hybrid UV lighting systems evaluated



100+ disinfectants that may kill coronavirus on surfaces



Telemedicine plays key role in battle against spread of coronavirus



Infection control violations may suggest many hospitals not ready for coronavirus



Coronavirus evacuees monitored at Texas Center for Infectious Disease



Seattle nursing home coronavirus outbreak spotlights elder care risk



N.Y. hospital reduce C. diff rates with process changes



CDC estimates flu deaths at 20,000 this season



Design and maintenance key to avoiding mold in healthcare facilities



Healthcare workers question safety measures while prepping for coronavirus



Judge orders release of Seattle Children's mold records



Prevention beyond PPE – The Importance of environmental hygiene to prevent spread of illnesses



How are hospitals screening for the coronavirus?



Seattle Homeland Security facility shuts down over coronavirus fears



Anxiety grows as N.Y prepares for epidemic



Quarantines were almost obsolete, but facilities are now needed



U.S. healthcare facilities short on face masks



Opinion: How to confront coronavirus



U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 11



Humidifier linked to deadly mold issue at Seattle Children's



Integrated, bundled approach can fight HAIs



County declares emergency after a ninth death was reported in Washington state



Federal government says it won’t put coronavirus patients in Costa Mesa



Increased healthcare facility sanitation practices may not stop C. difficile spread



Hospitals urged to do these four things to prepare for a pandemic



Second U.S. coronavirus-related death reported in Washington state



CDC confirms first U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin



Surveyors expected to stress longterm care facilities' infection control compliance amid coronavirus outbreak



Coronavirus outbreak should spark focus on infection control



U.S. passengers cruise ship who tested positive for the coronavirus going to Alabama facility



CDC warns of U.S. coronavirus outbreaks



Emergency prep experts are urging Americans to stock up on supplies for coronavirus



Dedicated ambulance used to transport San Antonio coronavirus patient



CDC prepares for possible coronavirus pandemic in the US



Wuhan hospital director died of coronavirus



Cleaning hospital room sinks



EPA registers first disinfectants effective against Candida auris



California city gets court order to delay establishing a coronavirus quarantine site



Survey: Doctors aren't confident about U.S. preparedness for outbreak



34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the U.S.



Baby with heart condition dies after mold exposure at Seattle hospital



Protecting staff, supplies amid coronavirus



Study finds coronavirus may have multiple infection routes



Scientists invent germ-fighting fabric for healthcare



CMS stresses infection control basics amid coronavirus outbreak



Disinfecting surfaces in coronavirus outbreak



How to care for patients with possible coronavirus



BBC website offers visual guide to Coronavirus outbreak



CDC estimates the flu has sickened 22 million



Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 9 days



CDC estimates flu deaths at 14,000



How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, other outbreaks



New study shows how coronavirus is spreading



Preparing for coronavirus spread



How U.S. hospitals are preparing for coronavirus



Coronavirus testing Seattle’s infectious disease response



15th coronavirus case reported in U.S. while death toll spikes in China



Comparing the flu and the coronavirus



Protecting long-term care facilities from coronavirus



Coronavirus might return every winter



Experts say coronavirus looking like a pandemic



Tracking the spread of the coronavirus



How will the coronavirus end?



FDA tells Purell to stop claiming it can prevent flu



China's new coronavirus hospital taking first patients



US hospitals are preparing for coronavirus outbreak



Flu virus has killed 10,000 so far this season



New York prepares for possible coronavirus



Past experience with MERS, Ebola can help prep for coronavirus



Real-time location systems can reduce hospital infections



Are U.S. hospitals ready for the corona virus?



WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency



CDC: Flu cases at 15 million



First person-to-person transmission of coronavirus virus in the US confirmed



Healthcare providers urged to have a 'high index of suspicion' when screening for coronavirus



China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show



Ebola virus, Lassa fever can be treated without infecting healthcare personnel



Economic analyst says the worst has yet to come with coronavirus



U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak better, but needs improvement



Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak



Chinese city plans to build coronavirus hospital in days



Coronavirus death toll jumps to more than 80, five US cases confirmed



Cardinal Health recalls 9 million surgical gowns



Facts about the coronavirus outbreak



US government just cut funding for the hospitals that deal with outbreaks



Gaps found in Canadian hospitals’ preparedness for C. auris



CDC estimates flu has killed 6,600 in U.S.



Integrated infection prevention is essential for protecting patients



UV light fights germs on mobile devices



At least five patients with Wuhan coronavirus reported in U.S.



Pa. health system cancels surgeries due to surgical gown issues



Copper surfaces reduce hand transmission in eldercare



Calif. hospital sets up overflow tent for flu patients



Dealing with the problem of dirty sinks



Adopting EVS cleaning practices in skilled nursing facilities



Best practices for cleaning, disinfection



CDC: Flu case total nears 10 million



Presence of pan-resistant C. auris growing in New York



Science teacher's experiment illustrates need for hand hygiene



Door selection can impact infection control



Pa. hospital criticized for 'systemic' failures



Study: ICU patients’ hands carry pathogens



Missouri hospital ordered to stop performing surgery



Five hospitals' mold issues making headlines



Pediatric flu death toll highest in 17 years



Strain B influenza appearing earlier than usual this flu season



Case of Legionnaires' Disease reported at Illinois Veterans Home



Infection control issues temporarily shut down Utah hospital's operating room



Dry indoor air linked to higher infection rates



U.S. flu season on pace to surpass 2017-18



Data shows hundreds of Aspergillus infections at Wash. hospitals



Ebola protection program expiring



Study tracks MRSA and S aureus in nursing homes



CDC says US Candida auris cases rose by 100 in two months



Study says patients often bring C. Diff in with them



Flu cases reach 4.6 million



Study links psychological safety, infection prevention efforts



3.7 million flu cases reported by mid December



Operating room material choices must address infection control needs



Deaths could have been avoided at Glasgow hospital if staff had flushed out the taps, expert says



FDA approves first fully disposable duodenoscope



3 Legionnaires' cases may be linked to Illinois hospital



Dangerous bacteria can survive disinfectant



Wis. hospital tap water contaminates lab specimens



Cleaning's role in public health requires specific protocols



London Hospital allows horse to visit patient before Christmas



Flu season might peak in December



Dallas children's hospital relocates patients after finding mold



CDC: 12 state seeing high flu activity



UV lights could help limit bacteria on phones in healthcare facilities



Class-action lawsuit filed against Seattle Children's Hospital



CDC issues new warning about superbugs



MRSA can linger on surfaces for months



Seattle Children's hospital was once confident air systems weren’t source of infection



Wash. health officials now require reporting of mold infections



FDA approves easier-to-clean duodenoscope



Family of toddler who died at Glasgow hospital claims 'bacteria' found in shower



CDC: Someone in the U.S. dies of a drug-resistant superbug every 15 minutes



Emails show Wash. hospital knew about mold problem for year and a half



Hand-hygiene program in wards improve compliance



Close to 1,200 patients at risk at Indiana hospital due to sterilization lapses



Washington hospital cancels procedures after surgical tray issues



Flushing rim sinks provide hygienic disposal of clinical waste



Legionnaires’ disease found at Ohio nursing home



10 Seattle hospital ORs closed through January after mold outbreak



CDC puts Candida auris and Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter in urgent category



Hospitals don't have to report waterborne infections



CDC: Candida auris cases at 836



CDC says HAIs are decreasing



New York identifies healthcare facilities with Candida auris



2018 saw record number of Legionellosis cases reported



Seattle Children's Hospital closes operating rooms due to fungus again



Study: Copper hospital beds can kill bacteria



Legionella found in Va. VA healthcare facility



Disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria



Hospital links babies' deaths to bacteria in equipment



Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Sterile processing room



Drug-resistant bacteria 'growing problem' in Western Washington healthcare facilities



Where patients recover may affect whether they return to the hospital because of infections



CDC reports decrease in HAIs



Research finds epidemic and pandemic preparedness lacking



Study: Too many seniors are back in hospital for infections treated during initial stay



Sensors help healthcare facilities keep track of hand hygiene



Study: Contact precautions in VA facilities don't curb MRSA



Cleaning plant shutdown could lead to surgical tool shortage



CDC: Flu activity low, but growing



D.C.'s St. Elizabeths Hospital gets clean water after 28 days



Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville reports case of Legionnaires' disease



Research: Washing hands best way to stop E. coli



Va. hospital using UV lights in NICU to prevent infections



Sweden Ebola scare shows preparedness is vital



D.C. hospital goes 4 weeks without running water after failed bacteria treatment



Legionella found at Las Vegas psychiatric hospital



Mich. healthcare facility still has Legionella in water



Before flu season is a good time to review infection control procedures



Some VA healthcare centers told to improve cleanliness



Swedish hospital reports patient showing signs of Ebola



DC hospital goes three week without running water



C. auris outbreak spreads in nine Calif. healthcare facilities



EPA developing a new strategy for testing hospital disinfectants



Patient at Michigan hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires'



Michigan State University finds Legionella in diagnostic lab



3 infants dead after bacterial infection at Pa. hospital



Developing career opportunities for EVS can improve department



Dogs a new tool against C. diff.



California hospital resumes elective surgeries after mold issues



Norovirus outbreak highlights infection control challenges



Los Angeles hospital halts surgeries because of mold



California's ingredient transparency law may lead to safer cleaners



Infographic: Controlling HAIs



Infection control issues seen at ambulatory surgery centers



WHO raises concerns over possible unreported Ebola cases in Tanzania



Environmental service department leaders urged to embrace change



A severe flu season is predicted



Candida auris found at Brooklyn nursing home



Some hospital cleaning methods can



4 more Legionnaires' cases at Illinois senior facility



Deadly fungus must spur big changes in infection control



Nursing homes feeding Candida Auris



Door selection can impact infection control



Cancer patient forced to stop chemo early because of rare hospital infection



Best practices for cleaning, disinfection



Hospital design allows connection while maintaining USP 800 compliance



Four cases of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Illinois retirement facility



Ebola outbreak surpasses 3,000 cases



FDA says healthcare facilities should use safer scopes



CDC report: More than 750 C. auris cases in U.S.



Dogs in Vancouver hospital can sniff out C. diff



California hospital closes labor and delivery unit because of mold



Water coolers banned from Scotland's hospitals due to infection risk



Healthcare workers don't like hand-hygiene monitoring, but it works



Immediate feedback helps with electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems



Hospital infection rates drop with single-patient rooms



Patient sues Illinois hospital after contracting Legionnaires’



C. difficile strain evolving to live in hospital rooms



C. diff. is evolving to spread in hospitals



Ebola spreads to third Congo province



2019 Environmental Services Departments of the Year named



Two cancer patients catch rare bugs linked to hospital water supply



Resources can help reduce Legionella risk



Study: Cigarette smoke boosts MRSA drug-resistance



Candida Auris called 'new bug using old tricks'



N.J. called hot spot for Candida auris



Hospital mobilizes to fight deadly Candida auris



Key to improving EVS results can be found in the C-Suite



Load testing of electronic health records - what to look for



Two cases of Legionnaires’ confirmed at Connecticut nursing facility



Candida auris is raising questions about its origin



Study focuses on where disease-causing pathogens might be hiding in a longterm care facility



Two cases of Legionnaires’ reported at Illinois hospital



Safeguarding healthcare facilities from legionella



158 employees at Seattle hospital potentially exposed to dangerous bacteria



Superbugs can remain on surgical gowns after disinfection



Candida auris may have been spurred by global warming



Report finds VA concealed Legionella at facility



Hospital overcrowding leaves patients boarding in ERs



Md. dialysis center renovation brings insect issues



WHO declares Ebola a global emergency



Ebola case confirmed in Congo city on Rwanda border



Dangerous bacteria can survive disinfectant



Irish hospitals struggling with infection control



Respiratory outbreak investigated at Va. senior facility



CDC seeks to update guidelines for infection control in occupational health



Bacteria associated with HAIs found in raw meat



Funding to stop Candida auris lacking



Environmental monitoring can reduce healthcare-associated infections



Mich. nursing facilities seeing more VRE, less MRSA



Seattle Children's hospital reopened 14 operating rooms closed after mold found



Candida auris is a growing problem



UPMC Children's MRSA cases mostly in the NICU



Seattle Children’s closes all main operating rooms because of mold



Norovirus may be transmitted through the air



Thermoformed trays expected to be the largest segment to the global sterile medical packaging market



UV light fights germs on mobile devices



Illinois investigating 4 cases of Legionnaires’ at Christ Medical Center



Study finds C. Auris spreads through skin shedding



12 die from rare bacterial infection in Essex



Ebola transmission model predicted recent Uganda cases



Verbal hand-hygiene reminders In hospitals may curb infections



Ebola efforts in Congo running short of money



U.S. Candida auris cases near 700



Ohio hospital links hot water system to Legionnaires' outbreak



Ohio hospital didn’t disinfect water lines linked to Legionnaires’



Flint hospital ordered to reduce Legionnaires' risks



WHO repeats: Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency.



How to mitigate the spread of pathogens in sterile medical areas



Twice-daily disinfection recommended for healthcare facility tablets



Problems with water pump postpones surgeries at Mayo University Hospital



WHO: Containing Congo Ebola outbreak may take two years



N.J. seeks new infection protections for healthcare facilities



Man hires attorney after contracting lice from gurney at Detroit hospital



Ebola outbreak reaches 2,000 cases



Three more Legionnaires’ cases reported at Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital



Areas outside nursing home resident rooms key to infection control



Study finds solutions for limiting exposure to Candida auris



Telemedicine company launched to focus on infectious disease



Seattle Children's Hospital operating rooms shut down because of fungus



Healthcare facilities changing how they fight superbugs



New factor that can influence spread of legionella found



Study: Outside temperature impacts pathogens in climate-controlled ICUs



An emergency declaration over Ebola could make things worse



WHO worried about risk of Ebola spread



Officials at Chinese hospital fired over poor infection control after five baby deaths



University of Texas new biocontainment care unit is prepared for the next Ebola outbreak



Study: Few healthcare workers know hand-washing guidelines



Research finds healthcare facility privacy curtains can pose threat to patients



Michigan Legionnaires' cases up in 2018, but death rates drop



Candida auris cases confirmed in Maryland



Study finds disinfection devices in ICU sinks effective against superbugs



Senator urges feds to declare emergency over Candida auris



Experts fear disaster as Ebola outbreak threatens to escalate



Outbreak incident in Israel teaches value of infection control



Superbugs make hand-washing even more important



Congo sets daily record with 23 new Ebola cases



Candida auris could spread to 13th state



Flu season longest in 10 years



Can we build better airborne isolation rooms?



Location-based technologies: A complete infection control solution



Calif. investigating Legionnaires' outbreak at prison hospital



Study: Hospital workers can unknowingly spread the flu



Are cleaners sanitizing and disinfecting too much?



Deadly fungus must spur big changes in infection control



Study: 14 percent of new hospital patients carry superbugs



Ebola surge experiences two consecutive record-setting days



Research links antimicrobial resistance and climate change



Study says privacy curtains often contaminated with superbugs



FDA issues final rule on hand sanitizers



Study says petting zoos are breeding grounds for drug-resistant superbugs



Candida auris cases in U.S. rise to 587



Baltimore area hospitals bar youth visitors amid measles concerns



WHO decides Congo Ebola outbreak is not an international emergency



E. coli strain found in NYC hospital



Caution urged in outbreak of deadly fungus in Chicago area



Secrecy around drug-resistant outbreaks in hospitals debated



Health worker among new Congo Ebola patients



Hospital hit by lethal infection is still dirty, according to parents of patients



CDC: Almost half infected by Candida auris die in 90 days



Hospital vows ‘robust’ cleaning procedures after deaths linked to pigeon droppings



Longer terminal cleaning may not be more effective



WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever



26 states report high flu activity



Patient sleeps in chair because Edinburgh hospital bed was dirty



Legionnaires’ confirmed in dead Calif. prison inmate



Four causes of recent Legionella cases



Ebola outbreak spreads to another large city in Congo



Hospital cockroaches may be mechanical vectors for MRSA



Acute care facility cuts infection rates with disposable microfiber mops



Studies explore work habits of environmental services professionals



Preventing janitor-induced cross contamination



CDC: Congo's Ebola outbreak could last a year



Disinfectants may be helping create superbugs



WHO says Ebola area contained in Congo



Study looks at subsidies for infection control



Beleaguered Glasgow hospital needs more staff to meet hygiene standards



Helicopters blew pigeon droppings into wards at Glasgow hospital



Congo Ebola total more than 900



11 Wanaque facility deaths due to more than poor hygiene, report says



Ebola spreading in Congo via healthcare facilities



Study finds inaccuracy, inconvenience hinders electronic hand-hygiene monitoring



C. diff study tests different cleaning approach



Better workflow can improve surgical center sterile processing



Hand washing increases during viral outbreaks, survey finds



Flu activity reaches a new season high



48 states report widespread flu activity



Joint Commission offers guidance on writing infection control policies



R.I hospital using new interactive hand-washing simulator



'America's Best Hospitals' 2019 named



Thirteen million sick with flu so far this season



Patient at Pennsylvania hospital cleared of Ebola



Gloveless hospital staffers dispose of dangerous waste at Glasgow facility currently under investigation



Calif. hospital's hand-hygiene rate doubles with RTLS technology



Infection control issues may cost two Detroit hospitals Medicare contracts



Glasgow hospital patient ill with new fungal infection



Anesthesia areas have infection control challenges



Staff at second Glasgow hospital complained about pigeon droppings



Cleaning staff at Glasgow hospital with pigeon issues ‘not briefed’ on infection control



Study tracks which healthcare facility workers wash their hands most



Ebola outbreak expected to continue at least 6 more months



Flu activity elevated in most of the U.S.



Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at Glasgow hospital



UK infection measures reviewed after baby’s death



Attorney says clients contracted hepatitis from unsanitary N.J. health facility



Study: Ultraviolet disinfection 97.7% effective in operating rooms



How clean are healthcare facilities?



WHO includes flu pandemic, Ebola in top 10 threats to global health



Laundering microfiber mops: Is it a good idea in cleanroom environments?



Arkansas cancer clinic sued over bacterial outbreak



First in-season flu numbers released by CDC



How ready is the U.S. for an Ebola outbreak?



Ultraviolet light added to disinfection cuts C diff.



Legionnaires' found at Pennsylvania facility



Study finds bacteria in ancient Irish soil stops growth of superbugs



CDC, APIC offer new infection prevention tools



Reducing cross-contamination risk



Bill Gates says we aren't ready for a deadly pandemic



Study finds: Antimicrobial hospital curtains cut bacterial contamination



Mold in hospital’s maternity unit sickens more than 50 employees



Glasgow surgical cleaning unit closes after mold and bacteria is found



Bacteria found on EEG electrodes poses infection risk



New York hospital urged to move maternity ward over mold and leaking gas fears



Doctors say Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread



Epidemiologist: Legionella is everywhere



One dead after Legionella found at West Michigan hospital



Maryland hospital's pipes contained uncommon bacteria that infected patients



Johns Hopkins hospitals don’t always follow safety rules they pioneered



U.S. healthcare worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska



Study: Isolation room pressure key to limiting spread of airborne germs



Adenovirus linked to keratoconjunctivitis outbreak at L.A. eye clinic



Congo's Ebola outbreak up to 539 cases



Wisconsin hospital now has 14 cases of Legionnaires', three deaths



Sixteen patients infected with potentially deadly superbug at Cork hospital



Lessons from the fatal virus outbreak in Wanaque



Contamination found with duodenoscopes after reprocessing



December brings slight increase in flu activity in the U.S.



CDC: Outpatients for influenza-like illness above national baseline



Ebola deaths above 450 in Congo outbreak



Ebola epidemic spreads to larger city in Congo



Privacy curtains and sheets can harbor pathogens



Wanaque facility workers speak of grief, stress



C. diff infections becoming more common outside of hospitals



University Of Maryland dorms deep cleaned after student's death linked to mold



Ebola cases up to 412 in Congo



Two more premature babies die amid bacterial outbreak at Newark hospital



CDC monitoring adenovirus outbreak that killed University of Maryland student



Detroit hospital may lose federal aid over infection-control issues



Wildfire evacuee shelters hit by viral outbreaks



Healthcare worker protection: The key to pandemic containment



Scrubs vending machines designed to curb OR contamination



Launderable mattress barrier may cut hospital-acquired infections



Some fear Congo Ebola outbreak could get much worse



Donated meals sickened hospital staff after Hurricane Harvey



Hard water blamed for stained instruments at Michigan hospital



40 states report flu activity



Epidemic calendar tracks seasons of 69 infectious



N.J. lawmakers to investigate infection control at healthcare facilities



Keeping healthcare facilities safe during construction



N.J. facility where 10 children died did not inform parents about outbreak, suit says



CDC says Ebola outbreak in Congo may not be containable



Hospital keeps ceiling fans despite warnings



Pittsburgh-area healthcare facility facing suit for unclean ultrasound probes



Shoe and floor contamination a challenge for hospitals



New bacteria infects cancer patients in Arkansas



Chicago nursing facility linked to one of two Legionnaires' clusters in Illinois



Arkansas Cancer Institute bacterial outbreak linked to port cleaning method



Low-pressure taps at hospital blamed for babies' infections



Legionella bacteria found in Queens hospital



These are the germiest places in healthcare facilities



Second outbreak of adenovirus reported in N.J.



MRSA and other germs linger in hospital curtains, linens



Ebola outbreak now Congo's third largest



Worker blames 'filthy' conditions for outbreak at N.J. facility



'Major' deficiencies found at N.J. hospital following infant's death



N.J. facility where 10 children died in outbreak not equipped for quarantine



N.J. gives quick infection control training to three other facilities after deaths of 9 children



N.J. facility where 9 children died from virus outbreak cited for deficiencies



C diff. transmitted through non-critical items



Hospitals not confident about sustaining preparedness for outbreaks



Tips to prevent infection and keep healthcare facilities clean



7 children dead in virus outbreak at New Jersey healthcare facility



Sunshine may kill bacteria in dust



C. diff. outbreaks linked to hospital linens



WHO expects Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without increased response



Montana hospital implements facility-wide infection-control strategy



Disinfectant selection is essential for effective cleaning



Diarrhea spores can survive hospital laundering's high temperatures



WHO expects Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least 3-4 months



Ebola cases in Congo more than doubled since September



RTLS tags: Security friend or infection-prevention foe?



Study finds hospital sink traps may harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria



Cleaning curbs therapy dogs' MRSA risk



Resistance to Ebola treatment remains in the Congo



National Infection Control Week: A Week to celebrate healthcare staff and promote hygiene compliance



Developing a successful ASC infection control program



Monitoring HVAC levels in sterile processing areas



Employees believe tech can improve hygiene compliance



Study finds hospital privacy curtains harbor MRSA



Boston VA hospital patient infected with Legionnaires’



Ebola, Marburg outbreaks infected high percentage of healthcare workers



Healthcare facilities can do more to prevent infections



Lessons from the latest Congo Ebola outbreak



Studies explore environmental services professionals’ work habits, perceptions



CDC and The Joint Commission release free new infection control resources



Hospitals are boosting hygiene practices to fight superbugs



Oklahoma medical center ES team finds success with 10-step program



Monkeypox diagnosed in UK for first time



Children’s Medical Center Dallas puts employees first to improve performance



Award-winning ES hospital team uses tried-and-true methods



VA adding staff after rust and blood were found on surgical instruments



2018 Environmental Services Departments of the Year named



Florida judge invalidates 14 assisted living code provisions



23 infants infected by contaminated equipment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia



Using bulk soap dispensers comes with risks



The role of auditing in cleaning and disinfection



Study says patients in private rooms less likely to get fatal HAI



HAIs can cause social, emotional pain



Researchers create bacteria-fighting polymers with light



Technology can boost hand-hygiene compliance by 45%



Health worker among five new cases in Congo Ebola outbreak



New biocide mist kills bacteria



Ebola outbreak will be test of world’s ability to respond



D.C. VA hospital reportedly used rusty surgical tools, contaminated water



Small mistakes can spread hospital infections



Feds reverse plan to reduce reporting on hospital infections, safety



Study looks at contamination of frequently touched hospital objects



Rosebud reservation hospital under scrutiny again



Some bacteria are becoming more tolerant of hand sanitizers



New device diffuses viscous disinfectants



Maryland organizations collaborate to reduce HAIs



Congo to use Ebola vaccine to counter flare-up



Ebola outbreak in DRC ends



USP overhauls nonsterile compounding rules



Patients at more risk for C. diff at moderately full healthcare facilities



Johns Hopkins evacuated due to possible TB exposure



Environmental decontamination key to infection control



Trump rule could stop public reporting of hospital infections



C. diff. cases fall 36 percent in Canada's hospitals



Hand-washing monitor can help reduce hospital infections



Is liquid soap safer than a bar?



Inspection reveals unsanitary conditions at Memphis VA



Fewer hospitals report zero infections



Chattanooga healthcare facilities ready for Ebola possibility



Terminal cleaning checklist systems only as good as the list



Investigation finds bone, blood, bugs on Colorado hospital surgical tools



Pediatric flu death toll highest in nearly a decade



Healthcare associated infections & the environment: Mitigating risk with environmental control strategies



Don't overdo medical waste disposal at healthcare facilities



UC San Diego hospital cited for dirty surgical equipment



Study says asymptomatic C. diff. carriers key source of HAIs



Two Kentucky hospitals had more MRSA infections than almost all others in the U.S.



Hand-washing technology can reduce germs in healthcare restrooms



What should LTC facilities do after triclosan hand soaps banned?



FDA issues update on agency’s response to Ebola outbreak



U.S. hospitals monitoring Ebola situation in Africa



Patient in Washington diagnosed with Legionnaires while receiving treatment at UWMC



CDC issues update on Ebola outbreak



Antimicrobial copper gaining popularity in healthcare facilities



Hospital food can carry MRSA, VRE



Reusable medical scopes harbor bacteria after cleaning



NIH officials responding to Ebola outbreak



Nurses call for use of animals on hospital wards



Denver patient says surgery was canceled due to contaminated tools



New guidelines issued for infection control in GI endoscopy



Study ranks Iowa mostly prepared to handle public health emergency



Ebola is back in the news — make sure your facility is ready



How infection prevention can be improved in healthcare facilities



WHO promotes hand hygiene in healthcare facilities



UV energy can reduce HAIs



Privacy curtains challenge infection control efforts



Photos of messy VA hospital exam room go viral



Scabies outbreak kills 93-year-old in Georgia nursing home



Flies in operating rooms force VA hospital to postpone surgeries



1,000 hospitals get a Leapfrog 'C' or worse



Clean hospitals, hands best tools to reduce C. diff



There's room for improvement in controlling Legionella



Hospitals, manufacturers still struggling to clean medical scopes



Two reasons why ambulatory care facilities struggle with infection control standards



Study finds most endoscopes contain bacterial growth after reprocessing



How can hand-hygiene compliance be improved?



Monitoring systems support hand-hygiene efforts



Porter Adventist Hospital infection breach linked to human error



E. Coli outbreaks found in seven states



Influenza B dominating end of flu season



Denver healthcare facility warns of sterilization issues



Study addresses UV disinfection challenges



Efforts to control 'nightmare' bacteria working



Hospital bends rules to grant Grandpa's dying wish to see his dog



Nevada hospital installs bacteria fighting operating room light fixtures



Quiet, cleanliness top patient wish list



Tennessee healthcare system reels from intense flu season



Can aromatherapy be a source of bacterial infections?



Hospital used multifaceted plan can stop C. diff



'No concern' of Ebola at Va. healthcare facility



Robotic comfort seals clear infection control hurdle



University developing self-cleaning surface that destroys bacteria when exposed to light



CDC says flu season has peaked



N.C. senior facilities take precautions as state flu deaths pass 200



CDC reports flu activity still elevated



Improving hand hygiene in nursing homes



Maine healthcare facilities bracing for worsening of flu season



Infection problems could cost Michigan healthcare facility its Medicare patients



Managing healthcare facilities' airborne pathogens



Best conditions for Legionella bacteria growth



S. Korea prepping for potential disease outbreaks at Olympics



Healthcare facilities taking extra precautions this flu season



Developing a water management program



Florida hospitals deploy germ-killing robot



Judge orders new superbug trial for Olympus



Hospital-based sleep labs moving toward disposables



State judge denies link between forced-air warming and infection



Joint Commission will now cite individual hand-hygiene failures



How hospitals safely dispose of infectious fluid waste



Oregon hospital lauded for infection-control efforts



Fresno VA facility tested for Legionnaires'



Most US cooling towers contain Legionella bacteria



Remembering Ebola two years later



Infections are common in nursing homes, punishment is not



Manufacturers ordered to remove triclosan from healthcare antiseptics



Belfast children's hospital cited for water safety problems



Study says thinking about germs makes people concerned about their appearance



UK healthcare facility admits health and safety failing after Legionnaires death



Dealing with C. difficile in healthcare facilities



Infection preventionists' holiday wish list



Smart bathroom design can curb spread of hospital infections



Infectious disease response guide for hospitals published



Door alarms can limit OR foot traffic



Va hospital cancels elective surgeries after particles found on equipment



Study: US hospitals' HAI risk down 22 percent



DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment



Curbing Clostridium difficile with patient hand hygiene



Using light to disinfect mobile devices



Role of contaminated handheld electronic devices in infection transmission



How typical ceiling light fixtures can help reduce HAIs



Arkansas VA healthcare system failed to update cleaning standards



California declares state of emergency after hepatitis A outbreak



Debunking the assumptions around proper hand hygiene



St. Barnabas Medical Center stresses safety, privacy in design



New textile disinfects itself



Drones studied for infection control possibilities



Expert says Flint's Legionnaires' outbreak likely killed more people than reported



CMS requirement addresses Legionnaires' Disease control in longterm care facilities



CDC offers advice on controlling spread of superbug fungus



Environmental service workers called unsung heroes of healthcare



Study looks at potential infection spread from floor to hands



D.C. hospital's sewage leaks seldom result in major penalties



Montana hospital water tests positive for legionella



Bacteria stays on scrubs even with antibacterial fabrics



Harvey floodwaters carry high levels of E coli, toxins



Specific environmental strategies needed in infection control



Germicidal technologies reduce hospital airborne pathogens



Guidance issued for emerging fungal threat



Study: Wipes more effective against C. difficile



VA hospital warns 526 patients about risk from improperly cleaned scopes



Patient given bloody wheelchair at N.Y. hospital



Study says cleaning dirty sponges strengthens worst bacteria



Healthcare facility renovation linked to decline in bacteria



A ‘perfect storm’ superbug worrying infection experts



Effective and efficient dusting measures a priority at new trauma center



Study finds Zika unlikely to be passed by casual contact



Colo. engineers demonstrate hospital 'germ trap'



Healthcare facilities can optimize infection prevention with best practices



Army hospitals deploying germ-killing robots



Jury orders Olympus to pay hospital $6.6 million but rejects claims scopes are unsafe



Philadelphia hospital cleaners cited for state of bed railings



Glasgow hospital lauded for hygiene turnaround



Keys to cleanliness in an ambulatory care setting



Hand and surface cleanliness support prevention of cross contamination



HAI reduction program developed to support environmental services



Self-cleaning touch points can support infection control



New hospital hit by mold



Healthcare facility design can impact infection control



Heater-cooler contamination found to be more common than previously believed



Better cleaning contributes to fall in C. diff rates



Best surface cleaning options depends on many factors



Patients at Md. medical center may be infected by improperly cleaned equipment



Adding a UV disinfection system to a healthcare cleaning routine



U.S. Airmen may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis due to contaminated scopes



Widow sues Olympus over scope-related superbug outbreak



Tailored veterans home infection control cuts MRSA



Louisiana VA hospital cited for improper cleaning



C. auris cases now number 156



The art of dust containment in healthcare facilities



Two Legionnaires' case linked to hot tub at Florida senior facility



Hospital floors are critical areas when it comes to cleaning



Deadly bacteria found in 37 percent of tested heater-cooler devices



Study: Copper-impregnated surface has 80 percent reduction of contamination



APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene



Interior design choices can support infection prevention



Antiseptic manufacturers help make sense of FDA rules



Study says removing sinks from ICU cuts bacterial colonization



Whitepaper offers guidance on choosing the right disinfectant



CMS says healthcare facilities must develop water management policies to prevent Legionnaires'



Two infants develop Legionnaires' following water births



RF Code to Demonstrate Benefits of Real-Time Data Center Solutions at DCD>Webscale in San Francisco



How to deal with ransomware



Too many Legionnaires' cases start in healthcare facilities, CDC says



Focusing on surface contact in hand hygiene



Infection control in longterm care facilities



Cool water as effective as hot for hand washing



Yearlong survey tracks bacterial diversity in new hospital



Healthcare facilities review plans in response to Congo Ebola outbreak



Hospital cleaning budget cuts blamed for superbug outbreak



Model to stop superbugs may not be working



C. diff-contaminated areas can increase infection risk



DC VA sited for stained, missing surgical equipment



More than quarter of nursing home residents colonized with MDR bacteria



CDC study finds most cooling towers test positive for Legionella



Hospital investigators, CDC disagree over source of deadly mold



Paper sanitizers can curb bacteria



Ohio university adds healthcare environmental services focus to program



Toledo hospital uses robot to help keep patients safe



'Superbug' fungus emerging in N.Y. region



Surface selection can support infection control efforts



Infection control has silver bullet



Biofilm study found high contamination rates on dry hospital surfaces



Virginia healthcare facility undergoes deep clean after bacterial infection outbreak



Anesthesia machine cover designed for OR infection control



DMC Children’s Hospital passes follow-up investigation



MRSA outbreak at UC Irvine hospital undisclosed for months



DC VA inspection reveals dirty sterile storage



Site-specific pest management plan recommended



Conducting effective infection control surveillance



Robot disinfects ORs in two minutes



Md. hospital NICU reopens after investigation of Pseudomonas bacteria



Roaches found (again) in New Orleans care facility



Study says clean scopes can sit for more than two weeks



Linen storage issues found at UPMC Shadyside



Hygiene matters on World Health Day and beyond



Pa. healthcare facility cited for using dirty scope



Detroit hospitals submit correction plans after inspection



Hospital installs bacteria-fighting operating room light fixtures



Biopesticide could defeat bed bugs' insecticide resistance



Day-specific colored bedding used to improve hygiene



Cutting risk of water-borne infections



Course offered on planning for biosafety environments



Kansas healthcare facility hires infection-fighting robot



Is healthcare cleaning a special case?



Manufacturer changing how sinks work in hospitals



Study says healthcare facility floors can harbor pathogens



Many hands: Team building may boost hand washing



Hospital floors may be spreading germs more easily than believed



Innovations curbing healthcare facility infections



Lawsuit linking sixth death to UPMC mold names third facility



Antimicrobial surfaces can support HAI prevention



UV cleaning technology manufacturers discuss key issues



Cleaners can harm plastic surfaces over time



Cleaning strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infections



Experts say current cleaning techniques for flexible endoscopes insufficient



Rare E. coli found in Los Angeles County patient



Scabies outbreak reported at Ohio hospital



Probe of dirty surgical tools at Detroit healthcare system reopened



Tips to reduce the spread of norovirus



Report links UPMC bed linens filled with mold blamed to crisis



Following the new scope reprocessing guidelines



Environmental services' morale sometimes suffers on the job



Hospital enhances patient safety with germ-zapping robots



Study links superbug to antibiotic overuse rather than dirty hospitals



Ontario hospital workers warn about hospital-acquired infections



PDI Welcomes Industry-Leading Experts to Further the Advancement of its leading Infection Prevention Technology



California hospitals with high infection rates not inspected



Study says UV light helps eliminate four superbugs



Top patient safety issues for 2017



Hospital's discount store purchases questioned



Addition of UV light cuts transmission of bacteria by 30 percent



Larco White Paper Reveals Copper as a Helpful Ally in Reducing Hospital-acquired Infections



Respiratory outbreak closes nursing home to visitors



The Christ Hospital Health Network Unveils Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, Enhancing Patient Safety



Superbug may be more widespread than previously known



Dementia facility outbreaks highlight infection control issues



Diversey Care Launches Oxivir 1 Disinfectant Cleaner Wipes to Lead its Disinfectant Portfolio



UV Disinfection Proven Effective by Newly-published Duke Health Study



More cleaning staff at hospitals urged



Pan-resistant bacteria now considered worldwide threat



WHO's guidelines for infection prevention



Treating hospital air: A corporate infection prevention director’s answer to the problem of air contamination



Justifying price of whole-room disinfection robot



Germ-Zapping Robots Put to the Test to Combat Hospital-Acquired Infections



Sunburst Chemicals Introduces Tamper Proof Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser



PDI Expands Leadership Team with New Executive in Residence



Cuts to environmental services staff lead to rise in hospital-acquired infections, study says



Terumo Chooses Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to Disinfect Healthcare Facilities & Improve Patient Safety in Japan



Flu sweeping through Canadian nursing facilities linked to 15 deaths



Healthcare facility's environmental services team behind infection prevention and control efforts



Dead mice, insects found near facility's instrument sterilization area



UK hospital investigating legionella infection



Pomona workers say hospital tried to keep them from speaking about conditions



Flu season: Top tips for reducing infection spread



Environmental services suppliers can help combat HAIs



California healthcare facility staff concerned about C. diff. risk



Infection control in waiting rooms



TRSA says C. diff. study of hospital laundry exaggerates contamination risk



'Clean In, Clean Out' hand-hygiene cuts infection rates



Hospital infrastructure can affect HAI rates



Nursing home infection measurement to be examined



Joint Commission and CDC Study to Identify Strategies for Improving Nursing Home Infection Measurement



Whole-room disinfection can help eliminate human error



Designing for infection control



Crothall Healthcare’s Infection Prevention Powerhouse Summit Seeks New Solutions to Prevent HAIs



Mobile phones linked to HAIs



The art of dust containment in healthcare facilities



Polluted air contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria



Hospital bed hinges may be infection risk



Consumer Reports calls out 31 healthcare facilities for poor infection control



Designers rethink hospital gowns



Duke testing robot-nurse



Pomona hospital employees fear patients are being sickened by dirty conditions



Reducing HAIs in long-term care facilities



2017 top medical tech hazards listed



WHO says Zika no longer an international public health emergency



Air curtains may be tool in the fight against Zika



WHO recommends ways to stop surgical infections



How we can stop healthcare-associated infections



Infectious brain disease confirmed at Maine hospital



Infection control problems tied to Hep. C outbreak



Report shows hospitals still struggling with deadly infections



Nevada hospital installs bacteria-fighting OR light fixtures



Superbug outbreak costs an NHS hospital one million pounds



Will overtime laws affect infection control measures?



Using copper to fight infection



Bacterial outbreak likely linked to infants’ deaths at Md. hospital



First cases of deadly fungal infection reported in U.S.



Cleanliness: Analyzing HCAHPS' Question 8



Addressing healthcare-associated infections with modern hand-hygiene practices



Keys for an effective infection preventionist



Hospital shines a black light on hand washing



Scrubs may help spread germs to patients



Sofidel Releases Free e-book on Hygienic Paper Benefits and Selection



Tru-D SmartUVC Proven to Provide Reduction in Patient Infections



Norfolk hospital fighting infection with copper-infused linens



Sinks added to fight infections can make the problem worse



Copper healthcare facility surfaces can help fight infections



Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces may help fight antibiotic resistance



Rural hospitals lead in infection prevention



UV air purification linked to lower sepsis rates



Gulf Coast Children’s Hospital Fights Effects of High Humidity



Detroit Medical Center's correction plan for sterilization issues approved



New bacteria strain requires effective healthcare facility cleaning



Automating a reprocessing department



Diversey Care Adds Avert Sporicidal Disinfectant Wipes to Disinfectant Offering to Assist in Outbreak Response



Infection Control Market Driven by Disinfection Products Growing at 6.5% CAGR to 2021



Study says UV light cuts C. diff by 25 percent



Specific heater-cooler linked to infections



Hospital bed history can create C. diff risk



PDI and SABIC Join Forces to Test Medical Device Plastics and to Help Improve Patient Protection from Infection



Detroit Medical Center releases plans to correct infection control problems



Healthcare infection forum focuses on devices and equipment



Hospital reopens NICU two months after bacteria discovered



New Hospital Study Finds Copper Alloys Used in Larco’s Line of Push Plates Kill Bacteria



Cooling towers may be linked to Legionnaires' outbreak



UV Light Disinfection Significantly Reduces Clostridium Difficile Incidence



High C. diff infection rates at teaching hospitals



College's research finds copper helps reduce bacteria in hospitals



Emcor Government Services Presents on a 10-Year Project with the CDC to Combat Legionnaires’ Disease,



Oxfordshire artists 'angry and disappointed' after wood carvings are rejected by hospital



Despite contaminated heater-cooler devices, Washington hospital still blames Legionella on ice machine



Most recent UWMC patient with Legionella believed to have been exposed during an earlier hospitalization



PDI Bolsters Momentum with New Leadership Appointments and Growth Plans



Clorox Healthcare Introduces the Next Generation of Bleach



Hot water systems promote the growth of legionella pneumophila



Clorox Healthcare Introduces the Next Generation of Bleach



Irish hospital called 'health hazard' leaving patients at high risk of infection



Four Diversey Care Solutions Competing for ISSA 2016 Innovation Awards



PYA Provides Analysis of Organizations’ Antibiotic Stewardship Effectiveness



Fourth patient infected with Legionnaires' at UW Medical Center



Ice maker, sinks linked to Legionnaires' outbreak



Study suggests bodily fluids can spread Zika



Link found between antibacterial ingredients in dust and antibiotic resistance



Sealed Air’s Diversey Care Makes Global Triclosan-free Commitment within its Hand Care Line



Unsanitary conditions found in N.J. pediatrician's exam room



Tru-D SmartUVC Deployed at Frye Regional



Michigan launches probe of dirty instruments at healthcare facility



Healthcare facilities prepare for Zika by expanding care, partnerships



Irish nursing home embraces hand hygiene



Evidence of Zika found in tears



Hospital infection prevention: Project/worksite isolation with construction, renovation and maintenance activities/quality control



IPs' role in healthcare laundering practices



ASC infection-control compliance needs a team approach



Study shows coordinated effort can reduce CRE 75 percent



Using Deep UV LEDs to prevent the spread of infectious disease



Controlling C. diff in post-acute care facilities



UV and HP technologies aid infection control



UV lamps can help sterilize computer keyboards



Colorado Springs cited for not properly cleaning ultrasound probes



Olympus reportedly told U.S. managers not to issue a warning about contaminated scopes



Minimizing traffic during surgery lowers infection rate



Strategies to increase hand-hygiene compliance



Cleaning healthcare facilities' 'grey zone' cuts infection risk



Electronic hand-hygiene monitoring reduces MRSA HAIs by 42 percent



Is duodenoscope cross-contamination an outpatient facility risk?



Elizabethkingia update: Original infection source remains unknown



Second untreatable superbug infection found in US



Johns Hopkins students improve Ebola protection suit



Cincinnati hospital accused of skirting safety procedures



Do antibacterial building materials pose a health risk?



Lapses cost Virginia Mason full accreditation



Gloves shown to transfer bacteria between surfaces



Preventing spread of common superbugs



Infection control credited for curbing MERS in dialysis unit



Pasadena hospital deals with infection crisis



Infographic explores touchscreen hygiene in healthcare facilities



Pictures of bacteria increases hand-washing compliance



Narrow wavelength of UV light safely kills drug-resistant bacteria



Infection scare forces hospital to cancel almost 200 operations



Germ-zapping robots boost OR infection control



Two new Elizabethkingia cases found in Wisconsin



Free webcast offered on reducing hospital-acquired infections



Hospital renovation efforts include push for better hand hygiene



FDA reviewing safety of hospital hand cleaners



Noroviruses can spread through the air



Designing healthcare facilities to fight infection



Protecting healthcare facilities from dirty devices



Xenex germ-zapping robots arrive in Spain; Clece chooses Xenex for hospital disinfection



Companies feud over UV robots



Long-term costs of infection control



Technology fights hospital-acquired infections



Victoria Hospital denies cleaning problems



Chemicals used to make products antimicrobial are classified as pesticides/biocides



Dirty mops blamed for norovirus outbreak at hospitals



Addressing flu and pneumonia at skilled nursing facilities



Study says germs lurking in waiting rooms



CDC investigating C. diff link to doctors' offices



An infection control expert's week



N.C. health system steps up CRE screening, cleaning efforts



Cleanliness concerns cited at Fife hospital



Executives' strategies to improve hand hygiene



Probe finds some Florida hospitals have infection control issues



Managing long-term costs of infection control



Handwashing leads to more worker dermatitis



Ice machines can be toxic breeding grounds



Designing for infection control after Ebola scare



Sealed TV remotes in patient rooms cut infections



Architecture students create isolation unit designs



Proper hand hygiene depends on the right tools, methods



New fabric to prevent cross-contamination



Smart devices track hand-washing in hospitals



University students build a device to monitor hand washing in hospitals



Joint Commission offers Ebola resources for laboratories, healthcare facilities



CDC: Keep patients out of waiting room for early flu treatment



Controlling infections in waiting rooms



Hospital construction projects can increase HAIs



Ebola offers lessons for facilities



Carpenters training for infection control



Texas Children's Hospital plans Ebola treatment center



Designing a contingency plan for Ebola



Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions



Copper bedrails may fight hospital infections



Group works on Ebola building standard in Africa



Water-birth facilities reviewed after baby's death



Do U.S. healthcare professionals feel safe after Ebola?



HAI battle fought on multiple fronts



U.S. healthcare system could benefit from Ebola



U.K. hospital takes hand hygiene high-tech



Students brainstorm to reduce hospital-acquired infections



Disinfecting bedside electronics



35 U.S. hospitals designated Ebola treatment centers



U.S. may have reached peak preparedness for future Ebola cases



Some Ebola guidelines questioned



CDC offers four keys to infection control



U.S. hospitals wary of cost and stigma of treating Ebola



Evaluating cleaning products for Ebola use



Colorado hospital looks at waiting room safety concerns



Hospital managers say culture change key to better hand hygiene



Study says hand dryers can spread bacteria



As U.S. Ebola scare fades, infection control focus wanes



Hand-washing and housekeeping lapses blamed for high infection rate



Vacant Mississippi rehab facility to be repurposed as Ebola unit



Electron-beam technology may be a better way to sanitize Ebola waste



'Self-cleaning' surface reduces pathogens, study says



Infection control tips in the age of Ebola



Houston Medical Center adds UV technology to infection control



Ebola fears spark equipment companies to restrict service



Choosing a disinfectant to fight Ebola



Preparing for Ebola - the FM's role



Study: Hospital workers wash hands less toward end of shift



U.K. not prepared for Ebola, expert says



Ebola heightens awareness of HAIs



WHO updates personal protective equipment guidelines for Ebola



Facilities experts urge Ebola prep



New Zealand bacterial outbreak linked to facility faults



Demand for Ebola supplies up



Two Virginia hospitals achieve infection risk certification



Ebola may be draining resources from other efforts



Good hand hygiene essential in HAI battle against health



Making a hospital 'Ebola ready'



Great Neck facility to build bio-containment unit



Associations issue statement on processing biohazardous medical waste



Hospitals review infection control practices amid Ebola fears



Download free whitepaper on hand hygiene



UK hospital criticized for filthy conditions



CDC issues stronger standards for Ebola healthcare workers



Ebola preparedness urged for clinics



Ebola raises concerns over infection controls



Improving hand-washing compliance



OSHA issues Ebola guidance



CDC's how-to on treating Ebola safely



Hospitals can learn from Dallas' Ebola mistakes



White House blogs about preparing for Ebola



Connecticut hospitals gear up for Ebola



When Ebola is suspected but not confirmed, linen should be left in the room until test results are obtained



When Ebola is suspected but not confirmed, linen should be left in the room until test results are obtained



A day at a Liberian Ebola clinic



Copper coated hospital beds help combat possible infections



U.S. has the healthcare system to stop Ebola



Hand hygiene improves with monitoring



Environmental services 'secret weapon' against HAIs



Dealing with infectious disease



Study says shark-skin-inspired surface helps control MRSA



Hospital pillows can harbor pathogens



Best hand-hygiene practices for a healthcare facility



UAE hospitals don't spend enough on infection control



Preventing Clostridium difficile infections



CDC issues Ebola checklist



Preparedness key to containing outbreaks



Managing waterborne infection risks



Ebola, HAIs boost sales of infection-control software



California hospitals prepare for Ebola while stressing low risk



For a healthcare data center, redundancy is key



Key hand-hygiene strategies include easy access to sanitizer



Healthcare workers go on strike over Ebola safety fears



White paper on antimicrobial protection available



Study says health workers exposed to high levels of antibacterial soap chemical



Emergency department design can fight contagious disease



Healthcare spaces affect attitudes, behaviors



Infection control recommendations for Ebola questioned



Reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections



Study compares hand hygiene and environmental cleaning



Antimicrobial fogging and misting protocols approved



Design can contain germs in the ER



Georgia hospital using three germ-zapping robots



Infection prevention recommendations for Ebola patients



'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast



S.C. hospital revises procedures after infection outbreak



Designing to prevent HAIs



UV cuts resistant organisms by 20 percent: study says



Online infection control course offered to improve construction safety



Hospital engineering should integrate infection prevention in design



Legionella bacteria found again at UPMC Presbyterian



Tennessee hospital creates culture of safety



Hospital bans showers after legionella bacteria is found



Experts join to offer guidance on hand hygiene



Ensuring patient safety during construction



Probe of Greenville deadly infections focuses on water



Southwest Florida hospitals increase hand-hygiene compliance



Toilets major source of contamination in healthcare



Saginaw-area hospitals focus on stopping HAIs



UV disinfection reduces multidrug-resistant organisms at NY hospital



Sweat hurts anti-bacterial brass surfaces



Tools for hand-hygiene observation



Infection control best practices for long-term care



New guidelines help hospitals curb MRSA



Collaboration model may control spread of C. diff



Louisiana hospital sanitizes with UV light



Hand-washing goals key to Maryland CMS waiver



Hospital infection control: reducing airborne pathogens



Deadly infections at 'med spa' tied to poor practices



Study says ultraviolet cleaning reduces superbugs 20 percent



MRSA study recognized by APIC



Florida hospital solves infection problem with communication



Illinois hospital uses disinfection robot



Real-time feedback encourages hand hygiene



White paper discusses fighting infection in long-term care facilities



London hospital steps up infection control after rise in C-diff cases



Building teamwork in infection prevention



Common goals strengthen infection prevention policies



Download infection prevention infographic



Study on laundered towels finds E. Coli, tetanus



Spreading information can help curb HAIs



Australian university develops antibacterial fabric



Hand hygiene in New Zealand hospitals improving



New superbug infection found every 18 minutes in Hong Kong public hospitals



Designing for infection control



Hospital bug blamed for hospital ward closures in Wales



South Carolina Hospital honored for infection control



Video surveillance of hand hygiene



Challenges of infection-control cleaning



Cleaning for hospital-acquired infections



U.K. hospital adopts new infection control guide



Hospital produces infection prevention video



Tips for improving hand hygiene compliance



Preventing hospital-acquired infection transmission



Taming the hospital microbial ecosystem



Hospital door handle sanitizes hands



Copper called safe, effective for infection control



Antimicrobial copper can save lives in healthcare facilities



Effective terminal cleaning can curb HAIs



'Keep the Coat' campaign launched in defense of lab coats



Scientists develop light-activated antimicrobial surface



Many hospital infections commonly found directly outside facilities



New Springfield surgery center designed for safety, satisfaction



Healthcare workers identify infection-control barriers



Survey says Canadian hospitals not clean enough



Study looks at hand hygiene in resource-limited facilities



CDC releases up-to-date report on hospital-acquired-infection estimates



Maryland hospitals' hand-hygiene compliance rises



UK hospital uses pre-fab cubicles for infection prevention and control



Facilities collaborate to fight C. diff



Infection prevention failure blamed in deaths of two babies



Hospital told to improve infection control after C. diff outbreak



Hospital reaches zero-infection target



NJ healthcare facilities get smarter in fighting superbugs



WHO program improves U.S. healthcare hand hygiene



Safety measures cut risk of contaminated hospital food



Children's hospital groups stress patient, family and caregiver hand washing



One in five U.S. health facilities don't put hand sanitizer everywhere needed



British Columbia requires either masks or flu shots of hospital visitors



Study finds low rate of infections following ambulatory surgery



VA initiative slashes MRSA rates



Antimicrobial stewardship's value for LTC facilities still unknown



White coats: infection control versus psychology



Healthcare workers report hand hygiene compliance - even with failures



Five keys to hand hygiene compliance



Alcohol rubs called good alternative to hand washing



'Germinator' fights hospital infections at Cincinnati hospital



Children's ward equipment called safety risk



Lack of knowledge hurts hand hygiene compliance, study says



UK hospital opens infection control unit



Short sleeves recommended by infection control experts



Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria



New CDC website to support long-term care infection control



Australian Capital Territory hospital patients needlessly contracting infections, expert says



Hot water unnecessary for handwashing, study says



Up-to-date infection control technology, vigilance are musts for dental facility



Infection control needs relationship between clinicians and environmental services



AHRQ releases report on HAIs and design



Education key for ES technicians



Infection control accreditation program launched in Indian state



OneTogether takes aim at HAIs with small actions



Hand hygiene stressed at Philippines symposium



Are your patient pillows clean?



Ohio health system tries high-tech tool for infection prevention



APIC publishes new guide on long-term care infection prevention



Reducing the risk of HAIs through effective environmental cleaning processes



Study says hand hygiene prior to gloves is unnecessary



Hospital-acquired infections take toll on patients, bottom line



Mobile devices major source of germ transmission



Study says evaluation of infection prevention policies can reveal opportunities for improvement



Patient transmission causes minority of ICU S. aureus acquisitions



Bacteria survives on toys, books, cribs for longer than expected



A quarter of healthcare workers' hands contaminated with infectious germs, study says



Study shows healthcare staff contaminated with C. diff after routine care



Guidelines for preventing HAIs in NHS hospitals are released



Free hand hygiene posters for your facility



New data tells patients how their local hospitals are doing at preventing infections



Five stories on hand hygiene



Free 'Infection Prevention and You' safety poster available



Study of C. difficile reveals routes of infection



Robots help Pontiac hospital reduce infection rates



Interior design for infection prevention



Isolation linked to patient dissatisfaction



Patients and families can be hand-hygiene champions at healthcare facilities



Some Illinois hospitals reducing infection, study shows



Alabama hospital replaces beds for patient comfort, safety



ES must partner with nursing and infection control



Does self protection drive hand hygiene in healthcare?



Researchers evaluate several aggressive chemistries for reduction of C. diff



Hospitals should evaluate infection-prevention policies, survey suggests



Four tips for infection prevention and quality assurance



Topeka reduces in-hospital infections with statewide push



Quarter of Portugal's patients who died in 2011 had hospital bug



Hospitals must make infection control part of the culture, expert says



Canadian official says hospital infection control good, but can be better



Reprocessing equipment touted as saving money and waste



Pathogens on soft surfaces often overlooked



Impact of education, information on hand hygiene compliance studied



Study shows Veteran's Affairs MRSA initiative continues to make gains



Evaluating infection prevention policies can reveal improvement opportunities



Four steps to ensure infection prevention programs meet ASC survey requirements



Gaza students create energy-saving hospital cleaning device



Parallels seen between the budget crisis and infection control



Social network model proposed to fight hospital infections



Ten major infection control stories from the summer and fall



What's holding us back from handwashing?



Study shows low levels of hand hygiene compliance in pediatric hospitals



New safety measures put focus on best practices



Financial incentives boost hand hygiene compliance in study



Hospital fights infections with ultraviolet light 'robot'



Free downloadable patient safety handwashing tools



Contaminated bed linen key area of microbial and allergen accumulation



Norovirus a chronic problem in nursing homes, long-term care facilities in Oregon



Lack of single rooms called key element in infection control



APIC launches 'Infection Prevention and You' campaign



New report estimates societal cost of HAIs at a high of nearly $150 billion annually



The importance of environmental services shouldn't be underestimated



Widespread quality improvement seen at long-term care facilities



Manufacturers developing materials for cleanability and germ resistance



New guidelines may help infection control at residential facilities



Is patient safety taking a backseat to 'fancy' design?



CDC offers guidance for clinical surveillance, management of MERS-CoV



Contest seeking ideas to curb hospital-acquired infections



Health care leaders address senate committee on HAI reduction



CRE infections tracked by state



MRSA infections fall by more than 50% in U.S. hospitals



4 findings on healthcare facility design's effect on HAIs



Survey ranks health care facilities second for suspect hand-washing habits



Geisinger Medical Center honored for environmental services excellence



10 ways that healthcare quality impacts costs



Protective gloves get used and abused



Study puts hospital infections price tag at $9.8 billion annually



Financial incentives ineffective to fight healthcare-acquired infections



Healthcare industry needs to do more to prevent hospital-acquired infections



Study says hospital-acquired infections cost $10 billion a year



Sweeping changes: Hospitals focus on cleaning services



Infection prevention techniques that work



Whose responsibility is hospital safety?



Registries helped track infections in health care facilities



Infections may be getting two surprise foes



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