The Potential of Continuous Active Disinfection (CAD): The Clean Does Not Fade Away
July 31, 2021
There have been some seismic shifts in how we provide healthcare over the past few decades. In the mid-1980s, we...
Is Novel 24-Hour Continuously Active Surface Disinfection the Answer to Environmental Transmission Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections?
July 23, 2021
For about a decade, prior to the pandemic, there was a shift towards the control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through...
PDI Perspective Podcast: Beyond the Sneeze: The Role of Surface Transmission with Respiratory Viruses
May 14, 2021
Marc-Oliver Wright, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC interviews Timothy L Wiemken, Ph.D., MPH, FAPIC, FSHEA, CIC, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University...
Q&A with Infection Prevention Expert on CDC Revised Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Facilities for SARS-CoV-2 in Community Settings
May 13, 2021
On April 5, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised guidance on cleaning and disinfecting of...
Reinvesting in Our First Line of Defense: Environmental Service Workers
April 27, 2021
Last May, Kevin Tyan and Dr. Pieter Cohen from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, respectively, published an article...
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: 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.
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...
Searching for a silver lining among the COVID-19 pandemic
November 19, 2020
To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought tragedy to the world and forced protective measures that have not been seen...
When COVID-19 Rages On into Flu Season: The Challenges and Realities of Re-opening Schools
September 4, 2020
If you’re a parent with school-aged children navigating the world of “return to school options”, you know that the end...
Formula H2O2: Taking the Lead in Disinfection against C. diff.
August 11, 2020
A little history: In 1818, French Chemist Louis Jacques Thénard, discovered hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a strong oxidant that has had...