Pandemic Collateral Damage and the CLABSI Toll
April 7, 2021
Recent studies show an increase in CLABSIs as a result of the pandemic. PDI Clinical Science Liaison, Deva Rea, MPH, BSN, BS, RN, CIC tackles the "why" and what we can do to get back to basics.
It Must Have Been the Noses: Evaluating the Evidence for Decolonization
March 16, 2021
Historical milestones In the summer of 1980, Bryan and colleagues at Richland Memorial Hospital and the University of South Carolina...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Infection Prevention & Environmental Services: A Critical Union, Part II
March 2, 2021
Odette Perriel, MS, CHESP interviews infection prevention expert, Dr. William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC in this podcast Infection Prevention & Environmental Services: A Critical Union, Part II.
Mitigating Risk of Endemic MRSA and VRE Transmission with the Discontinuation of Contact Precautions: Finding the Solution
February 25, 2021
Implement Innovative Environmental Hygiene Strategies Despite the scrutiny that environmental cleanliness has received to prevent transmission of these organisms, cleaning...
How Are Healthcare Professionals Responding to the New SARS-CoV-2 Variants?
In December 2020, media around the world began reporting on a critical new twist in the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on...
Mitigating Risk of Endemic MRSA and VRE Transmission with the Discontinuation of Contact Precautions: Looking at the Issue
February 22, 2021
Infection Prevention expert, Joan Hebden, discusses the recommendations for patient management of endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) with contact precautions in part one of this two-part blog.
February the month of Eros not Err Oh!: Preventing Infection in Cardiac Catheterization
February 10, 2021
During this month of heart health awareness, let’s not under-estimate infection risks associated with cardiac catheterizations.
PDI Perspective Podcast: Infection Prevention & Environmental Services: A Critical Union, Part I
February 6, 2021
Odette Perriel, MS, CHESP interviews infection prevention expert, Dr. William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC in this podcast Infection Prevention & Environmental...
PDI Perspective Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Facilities
February 5, 2021
Karen Hoffman, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, addresses how COVID-19 has seriously impacted Long-Term Care facilities in this PDI Perspective Podcast.
COVID-19’s Impact on Infection Prevention: Insights from PDI’s Clinical Team
January 28, 2021
Members of our clinical affairs team reflect on how the pandemic altered existing trends in the infection prevention landscape, from the accelerated adoption of UVC technology to the vulnerability of folks in long-term care.
Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on the SARS-CoV-2 variant
January 8, 2021
As information continues to emerge around the SARS-CoV-2 variants,, scientists are working to learn more. PDI reached out to our Research and Development Director of Laboratory Sciences, James Clayton, to answer some top-of-mind questions regarding the science behind new virus variants.