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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C. difficile Clinician Education Program

Testing only appropriate patient specimens for C. difficile can have a drastic impact on an institution’s C. difficile rates (superscript...

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...

Take Aim at Surgical Site Infections

Why It Matters: Timely incision management can help reduce the human and economic costs of SSIs. Complications with incision healing lead...

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...

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...

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices

“A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities PART II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization” is a 1.0...

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...