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...
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.
Turning Your Product Evaluation into a Publication
June 10, 2020
Over the last two decades, heightened attention to patient safety and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has led to...
Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities
November 13, 2019
Each year, more than 4 million U.S. patients are admitted to or reside in long-term care (LTC) facilities with an...
The Prevalence of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals in 2015: Defining Progress and Attention to the Future
November 26, 2018
Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) provide for a national snapshot of this critical patient safety concern and complement...
The Nose Knows: Addressing Surgical Site Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship Through Povidone-Iodine Antiseptic Nasal Decolonization
May 27, 2018
Decolonization is an evidence-based patient safety practice with the goal of lowering the microbial bio-burden on patient body sites to...
Target Goals for the Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Ambitious But Achievable
February 1, 2018
In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new targets using data from calendar year...
Prevention of Intraluminal Contamination of Intravascular Catheters
September 22, 2017
Despite a 46% reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in US healthcare facilities from 2008-2013, an estimated 30,000 infections...
Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectants: Lost in Translation?
June 29, 2017
There has been a plethora of scientific literature demonstrating that healthcare-associated pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci...