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Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization | 7.12.18

Ultrasound Use and Reprocessing: Snapshot of Current Practice and Launch of a Toolkit for Infection Preventionists

The symposium addresses important issues in ultrasound probe reprocessing through a focus on a set of practical tools developed by...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 7.12.18

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...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 7.12.18

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...

Environmental Infection | 6.25.18

Emerging Impact of Biofilms on the Environment of Care

Dry surface biofilms present a challenge in the healthcare environment, harboring pathogens and protecting them from disinfectants. We have reviewed...

Diagnostics | 6.8.18

Antimicrobial Prescribing: Optimization through Drug Dosing and MIC

This educational booklet describes how Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), combined with the determination of Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC), helps to...

Environmental Infection | 5.17.18

Curbing the Infection Risk of Healthcare Garments

Evidence is mounting that workers’ garments carry pathogens out of healthcare facilities and inadequate domestic laundering brings them in. While...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 5.15.18

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...

Diagnostics | 5.8.18

Active Surveillance Testing with Targeted MRSA Decolonization

A Cost-Effective Way for Infection Preventionists to Stem Outbreaks and Practice Good Antimicrobial Stewardship.

There are two main approaches that hospitals...