HAIs occur in all types of care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, outpatient care (e.g., physicians’ offices and health care clinics), and long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities).

Meta-Analysis Indicates Hydrofiber® Dressings May Lower Post-Op Infection Risks After Total Joint Arthroplasty

The use of perioperative surgical wound dressings is an important factor in the mitigation of infection following total joint arthroplasty...

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C. diff Perspectives: Utilizing On-Demand Testing for Protocol-Driven Infection Prevention

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All Hands On Deck

To help reduce the spread of preventable infections and to empower clinical staff, visitors and patients to play an active...

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Prevention of Intraluminal Contamination of Intravascular Catheters

Needleless connectors have been used in US healthcare facilities for well over a decade, and continue to be recognized portals...

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C. diff Perspectives: Utilizing On-Demand Testing for Protocol-Driven Infection Prevention

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Presurgical Molecular Testing for Staphylococcal Nasal Colonization

Routine molecular testing of the nares for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus followed by targeted decolonization of patients carrying either...

The Six C’s: Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To aid compliance with OSHA’s Universal Precautions for handling soiled linen saturated with blood, bodily fluids, harmful residue from...

Handling Clean Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To support infection prevention by guiding facility management in developing a written policies and procedures manual outlining their own best...

2017 HICPAC-CDC Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection: What the IP Needs to Know

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a frequent complication of surgical care and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and cost.

In the last...

Treat the Patient, Not the Poo: C. difficile Clinician Education Tools

Testing only appropriate patient specimens for C. difficile can have a drastic impact on a facility’s C. difficile rates, but it...

Differences between the 2016 WHO and ACS Guidelines for Prevention of SSI

A comparison of the World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) 2016 and...

EPA-Registered Latex Paint Kills Pathogenic Bacteria on Hard Nonporous Surfaces

Combating hospital-acquired infections (HAI) is one of the most urgent challenges facing healthcare facilities today. According to the Centers for...