Article: Enhanced Environmental Disinfection Strategies Leads to Improved Patient Outcomes

Written by: William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H.  --  "Over the past decade, there is excellent evidence in the scientific literature that contaminated environmental surfaces in patient rooms and noncritical patient care items play an important role in the transmission of several key healthcare-associated pathogens including MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile. " 

A Sweet Way To Say Thank You

Download these unique and fun cards as small token of gratitude for your staff's and colleagues’ hard work in helping to reduce preventable infections and help save lives. Attach a piece of candy for an extra special treat! Perfect for engaging staff in International Infection Prevention Week as well as other industry events. 

OnSite brief: Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, N.C. "Improved Hand & Environmental Hygiene Efforts Boost Hospital's Culture & Safety

The winter of 2012 was rampant with Norovirus outbreaks. Although Carteret General Hospital held off infection temporarily, the facility, too, eventually…

Healthcare Reform Brings Supply Chain Management to the Forefront

Recent legislation is changing the way hospital and healthcare systems operate. There is an inextricable link between optimizing supply chain strategy and…

Emergent Pathogens Preparedness Sheet

Emergent pathogens continue to be of utmost concern to healthcare facilities, particularly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Enterovirus D68.

Healthcare Associated Infections Know No Boundaries: A View Across the Continuum of Care

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) account for at least 722,000 infections in US acute care hospitals annually, resulting in roughly 75,000 deaths.

Translating Infection Prevention and Control Initiatives Into Dollars and Sense

Infection Prevention and Control has for many years been referred to by financial colleagues as “soft costs,” yet in reality the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) is a very serious matter and associated with significant cost savings