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...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Infection Prevention & Environmental Services: A Critical Union, Part I
February 6, 2021
Odette Perriel, MS, CHESP interviews infection prevention expert, Dr. William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC in this podcast Infection Prevention & Environmental...
Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on the SARS-CoV-2 variant
January 8, 2021
As information continues to emerge around the SARS-CoV-2 variants,, scientists are working to learn more. PDI reached out to our Research and Development Director of Laboratory Sciences, James Clayton, to answer some top-of-mind questions regarding the science behind new virus variants.
Under the Microscope with David Weber: SARS-CoV-2 variants – Any Cause for Concern?
This Week’s Review: COG-UK update on SARS-CoV-2 Spike mutations of special interest Report 1, prepared by COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK),...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Update on COVID-19 Travel Considerations
January 7, 2021
PDI’s Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, interviews Dr. David Weber, Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Medical Center, and...
Winter Greetings from Australia: Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy
December 16, 2020
Australia is an island continent, situated in the Southern Hemisphere and home to 25.5 million people. At least 10% of...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Finding the Yes: Leaning in on COVID-19 from a NY Perspective
December 15, 2020
PDI’s Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC, interviews Janet Haas, President and CEO of Innovative Infection Prevention, former Director of...
Tale of Two Bugs: Has Candida auris taken advantage of SARS-CoV-2’s afflicted? Part 2
December 8, 2020
Candida auris (c. auris) appears to be taking advantage of hospitalized patients during the pandemic. As with all MDROs, colonization...