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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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...

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...

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...

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...

All Hands On Deck

To help reduce the spread of preventable infections and to empower clinical staff, visitors and patients to play an active...

Tru-D’s One Placement, One Cycle and One Solution Approach to UV Disinfection

More than a decade ago, Tru-D was the first to bring to market a UVC disinfection robot capable of precisely...

Bundled HAI Prevention: Comprehensive Strategies for Reducing Infections

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) cost health care facilities billions of dollars each year, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Diagnosing C. difficile: New Guidelines, Familiar Challenges

As lab testing technologies, infection control policies, and reporting metrics have evolved over the years, the diagnosis of C. difficile ...