Hepatitis A Virus: Wreaking Havoc for Public Health
August 8, 2022
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is not for the faint of heart! This highly contagious and vaccine-preventable virus attacks the liver,...
Monkeypox Outbreak: What Infection Prevention Professionals Need to Know
July 25, 2022
In the midst of rising numbers of Monkeypox cases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging alert,...
Candida auris: Choosing the Right Lines of Defense
April 19, 2022
C. auris is an emerging fungal microorganism that is often resistant to antifungal disinfectants. Evidence shows that it can survive on...
Under the Microscope with Bill Rutala: Inactivation of Candida auris by germicides.
November 2, 2021
Susceptibility of Candida auris and Candida albicans to 21 Germicides Used in Healthcare Facilities, authored by Rutala WA, Kanamori H,...
Strengthening the Foundation: CDC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Homes
October 28, 2021
From early in the pandemic, we watched as one nursing home after another began to experience infections, outbreaks, then deaths,...
Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on Candida auris
October 21, 2021
Candida auris is a newly emerged fungal pathogen that is often resistant to antifungal drugs. It is a serious global health...
Under the Microscope with Bill Rutala: Microbial Burden on Environmental Surfaces
October 10, 2021
Microbial burden on environmental surfaces in patient rooms before daily cleaning-Analysis of multiple confounding variables, authored by Boyce JM, Havill...
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.
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...