Identify the Pathogen: Coxiella Burnetii

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health...

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Focus on LTC/Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Norovirus

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than outbreaks in the long-term care (LTC)/behavioral health setting. By...

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Focus on Long-Term and Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Clostridium Perfringens

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health...

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

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

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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...