Infusion Nurses Society (INS) 2021 Guidelines Update: Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on Guidance for Skin Antisepsis
June 17, 2021
In January 2021, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) released the 8th edition of the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, which...
To Make Matters Worse: Health Disparities and the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 2, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of everyday life, from socializing with friends and family to the restricting...
Regression to the Mean and Publication Bias: Beware the Greatest Story Ever Told
May 14, 2021
Much of infection prevention is reactive. In this article, we look at how a reader can interpret whether the pre-intervention baseline rates are abnormally high with improvement results warranting a cautious interpretation. Continue reading:
PDI Perspective Podcast: Beyond the Sneeze: The Role of Surface Transmission with Respiratory Viruses
Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC interviews Timothy L Wiemken, Ph.D., MPH, FAPIC, FSHEA, CIC, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University...
Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on CDC Revised Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Facilities for SARS-CoV-2 in Community Settings
May 13, 2021
On April 5, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised guidance on cleaning and disinfecting of...
How the Pandemic has Impacted Public Health Hand Hygiene: Product Demand and Product Safety
May 4, 2021
While hand hygiene has been a mainstay in healthcare infection prevention, the focus on this practice has been heightened in...
Reinvesting in Our First Line of Defense: Environmental Service Workers
April 27, 2021
Last May, Kevin Tyan and Dr. Pieter Cohen from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, respectively, published an article...
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...