The Other Ones: BSIs Without the CVC
April 21, 2023
Prior to 2020, there had been a significant ongoing and sustained reduction in the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections...
Ready. Set. Action! IPs Find New Meaning Behind the Scenes
February 1, 2023
In this episode, PDI host Marc Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, and Stephanie Mayoryk, RN, BSN, CIC, address the...
You’re Smart-Choose Smarter; Work Hard-Not Harder
September 13, 2022
While recent reports may suggest that the workforce shortage in healthcare is not only dire, but a recent phenomenon, this...
Disinfectant Labels: Take a Step Back
September 6, 2022
Differentiations between production and master labels are often market-based and nuanced. Yet, some can be relatively important for IPs and end-users alike.
APIC at 50: The Ripple Effect
June 14, 2022
This year, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) celebrates 50 years since its inception; from its...
PDI Perspective Podcast: ATP Testing in Healthcare
April 4, 2022
PDI’s Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, interviews Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, FAPIC – Director, Infection Prevention Management,...
The Potential of Continuous Active Disinfection (CAD): The Clean Does Not Fade Away
February 15, 2022
There have been some seismic shifts in how we provide healthcare over the past few decades. In the mid-1980s, we...
PDI Perspectives Podcast: The Transformative Role of the IP
October 22, 2021
Marc-Oliver Wright of PDI Healthcare talks with Dr. Deb Burdsall, Ph.D., RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, about the challenges Infection Preventionists face...
PDI Perspective Podcast: The Importance of a Layered Approach to Disinfection
October 6, 2021
PDI Clinical Science Liason Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC talks with JHC Publisher John Pritchard about the importance of...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Dynamic Cleaning: The Interplay Between Humans & Technology in Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection
September 13, 2021
Why should hospitals take a dynamic approach toward technology supporting the infection prevention and control efforts of environmental services? Tune...
Breaking the Unbroken Chain of Transmission: Candida auris in 2020-2021
September 8, 2021
As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has rolled on through 2021, an opportunistic and deadly fungal infection has been creeping into healthcare...
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: