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).

Case Study: 25-Hospital IDN Addresses Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection prevention is a top priority in acute care facilities due to mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), potential reimbursement...

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A Special – AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: CAUTI Supplement

The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) is very pleased that the winter supplement of Prevention Strategist is focusing on the...

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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices

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Identifying and Addressing Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection preventionists are being asked to identify ways to help address some their organizations’ most pressing challenges, such as reducing...

Best Practices for Healthy Skin – Hand Hygiene and Skin Care Guide

Hand hygiene is a critical aspect of patient safety. In fact, it is the single most important measure one can...

Quality Assurance for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers

When is the last time your facility reviewed your Quality Assurance practices for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilizers? Is your...

Soap: The Science Behind It and The Changing Regulatory Landscape

Because of the changing regulatory landscape, it is important for key decision makers to be armed with as much knowledge around...

A Special: On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Supplement

THE NATIONAL – On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI project is proud to take part in this special supplement to Prevention...

An Infection Preventionist’s Guide to Evaluating Research Studies

Evaluating research studies and incorporating the results of research findings into the practice of infection prevention and control are core...