Lung infection or pneumonia that develops in a person who is on a ventilator.

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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Surveillance Versus Clinical Adjudication: Differences Persist with New Ventilator – Associated Event Definition

The goals of this study are to compare the results of an automated surveillance strategy using the new VAE definition...

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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Hands

Skin irritation is often cited as a barrier to hand hygiene compliance. Lack of awareness of the true causes of...

Want to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance? Stop Focusing on Changing Behavior and Start Building Meaningful Relationships

Hand hygiene improvements have traditionally focused on changing behavior of frontline healthcare workers. This presents a challenge for the Infection ...

Benefits of Presurgical MRSA Testing

With our aging population in the US, the projection for the number of total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures...

Reducing SSIs in the Era of Payment Reform

Colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop an SSI,1 and more than 8 out of 10...

Success Story: Using Prevantics® to reduce CLABSIs

In this video we interview Marty Cooney, a distinguished Manager of Infection Control at a large community hospital. Marty discusses...

Dry surface Biofilm the next challenge in infection prevention

Recently, several published studies have highlighted the role of biofilm on dry environmental surfaces in harboring and protecting multidrug-resistant bacteria...

Laundry Tour Planner for Healthcare Professionals

Your visit to a linen and uniform service laundry can be as extensive as you wish. You may be greatly...

Implementing single-patient-use ECG cable & lead wire systems to reduce surgical site infections

As the number of surgical procedures performed in the United States continues to rise, so does the burden of surgical...