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HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 2.20.18

Povidone-iodine as an Alternative to Mupirocin for Nasal Decolonization

Despite being recognized as a preventable cause of patient morbidity and mortality with nationally established reduction targets, an estimated 1.7...

Environmental Infection | 1.2.18

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...

Environmental Infection | 1.2.18

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...

Environmental Infection | 12.19.17

The Imperative of Mattress Cover Integrity for Survey Readiness and Infection Prevention

Mattress covers in healthcare facilities are frequently damaged. Studies have shown that more than 26% of mattresses are damaged. The...

Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization | 11.7.17

Video: Expansion of Ultrasound in Healthcare: Challenges and Solutions for Infection Prevention in Sonography

This On Demand video presents the latest results of the first large scale USA survey of IPs on ultrasound probe ...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 11.2.17

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...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 11.1.17

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...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 10.31.17

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

Reduction of C. diff rates is a common goal of healthcare institutions of all sizes, with ever-evolving strategies aimed at addressing ...