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.
Forgotten and Vulnerable: How Long Term Care Became the COVID-19 Epicenter
July 22, 2020
2020 marks the inception of what is being coined as the new normal – a term that defines our current...
There’s a New Coronavirus in Town: What You Need to Know
February 5, 2020
Coronaviruses are once again in the spotlight after a novel strain (2019-nCoV) emerged from Wuhan, China this past December, 2019....
Maintaining the Microbiome: The Art of Balancing Colonization & Infection
July 8, 2019
Conventionally, we only think about the microbes on our skin and bodies when we become sick with an infection. Yet...
Going Viral: What’s Trending in the Viral Scene?
January 1, 2019
Another New Year and back to the daily grind we go! Time to get back into our routines, meet up...
The Contaminant Conundrum: Reducing Blood Culture Contamination
April 20, 2018
A new positive blood culture appears on your surveillance. And it appears to be a commensal organism. Or is it?...
Overcoming the Fall and Winter Seasonal Germ Blues
August 24, 2017
The summer season is nearing its end once again with the start of school, football and fall festivals. And with...