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...

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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...

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Safeguarding the Healthcare Environment Against Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a spore-forming bacterium capable of causing gastrointestinal conditions ranging from diarrhea to colitis. Twenty years...

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Human Papillomavirus – The New Challenge For Infection Prevention

HLD is defined as the complete elimination of all organisms except for large numbers of bacterial spores. The trophon EPR...

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Trending Topics in C. difficile Diagnosis and Reporting

Data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) demonstrates that changing C. difficile test method alone will not decrease a...

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...

Who Knows The Nose?

Nasal decolonization is an important strategy for reduction of surgical site infections (SSIs) and device-associated infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus...

All Hands On Deck

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

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...

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...